Picture Books to Take to the Beach

Bats at the BeachHeading to the beach with your kids? Take a picture book! Here are five great beach-themed stories to read aloud.
 
The Old Ball and the Sea by Warren Gebert
When Roy and his dog, Buddy, visit their favorite beach, they are surprised when a beach ball unexpectedly comes in with the tide.
 
At the Beach by Anne Rockwell
A little girl explores the seaside and enjoys a delicious picnic lunch.
 
All You Need for a Beach coverBats at the Beach by Brian Lies
The sun has gone down and everyone has gone home - except the bats, who are ready for a long night of beach fun.
 
All You Need for a Beach by Alice Schertle
What do you need to build a beach? Just sand? How about seagulls? How about water? Find out everything you need for a beach in this book.
 
Senses at the Seashore by Shelley Rotner
You can smell fish, touch seaweed, and taste salty seawater at the seashore in this photo-filled book about one day on the beach.