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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.


All You Need For a Beach by Alice Schertle
Rhyming text describes items essential for fun at the beach, from the first grain of sand, to a beach umbrella, to a bucket and shovel, to the waves rolling in to tickle your toes.

Beach Day by Karen Roosa
Rhyming text describes a perfect day at the beach, complete with sandy knees, deviled eggs and a castle with a moat.

Beach Feet by Kiyomi Konagaya
Beach Feet opens with a small boy feeling the heat of the sand and then running towards the ocean. Throughout, the boy's connection to the beach through his feet-the feel of sand, shells, water-is never lost.

Chu’s Day at the Beach by Neil Gaiman
Chu and his family are going to the beach! Chu is excited. He will get to play in the sand and wade in the water.

Chu's Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach by Tom Booth
When Gideon decides that he is going to build the most spectacular sandcastle anyone has ever seen without the help of his little sister Audrey, his day at the beach becomes a lesson in sibling bonding.

Do Princesses Live in Sandcastles by Carmela LaVigna Coyle
A princess and her family find a new world waiting for them at the beach.

Duck and Goose Go to the Beach by Tad Hills
Duck wants to go on an adventure. Goose doesn't. He doesn't see the point. After all, they do not need to go anywhere when they're happy right where they are. But then Goose sees the ocean and loves it.

Dude! by Aaron Reynolds
It's about a platypus and a beaver who are friends. They want to go surfing but dude, there's a shark who's in the ocean, too.

Miranda’s Beach Day by Holly Keller
Miranda and Mama spend a fun day at the beach building castles and catching sand crabs, and Miranda learns that just like the sand and the sea, she and her mother will always be together.

One White Wishing Stone: A Beach Day Counting Book by Doris K. Gayzagian
A girl gathers natural objects to decorate her sandcastle, saving some of them to take back home from the beach.

Out of the Blue by Alison Jay
When a giant octopus entangled in fishing line is washed ashore during a big storm and becomes stranded on the beach, a young boy and girl, assisted by various sea creatures, push and pull him back to sea. Includes endnotes on marine life, lighthouses and items that wash up on beaches.

Out of the Ocean by Debra Frasier
A young girl and her mother walk along the beach and marvel at the treasures cast up by the sea and the wonders of the world around them.

Sea Rex by Molly Schaar Idle
Cordelia spends a day at the beach with her dinosaur friends.

Spot Goes to the Beach by Eric Hill
His parents take Spot the puppy to the beach for a fun-filled day. Flaps conceal parts of the illustrations.

Stella Star of the Sea by Marie-Louise Gay
Sam is full of questions on his first trip to the seashore and his older sister has an answer for each one, except whether or not Sam will ever come into the water.

Where I Live by Frances Wolfe                                                                                                                 
A little girl describes what she does and what she sees in and around her seaside home.


April 2019

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