Beach Reads

Looking for a beach-y read? Here are seaside stories, pirates, sailing ships, marine creatures, and nautical adventures galore!
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Seaworthy Picture Books

Beach Feet
Bear’s Sea Escape
Boat Works
Captain Cat
Captain Jack and the Pirates
Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor
Caribbean Dream
Charlie and Tyler at the Seashore
The Circus Ship
Deep Sea Farm
Down at the Pier
Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee
D.W. All Wet

The Friend
Grains of Sand
Grandma Summer
Greetings from Sandy Beach
Harry at the Sea
Hello Lighthouse
Home and Dry
Hot Dog
How I Became a Pirate
Hum and Swish
Island Summer
Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain

Lottie’s New Beach Towel
Louise Builds a Boat
Lucy and Tom at the Seaside
The Maggie B.
The Mellops Go Diving for Treasure
Muley Ears Nobody’s Dog
My Father’s Boat
Ned the Knitting Pirate
Noah’s Seal
Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach
Old Robert and the Sea-Silly Cats
Old Wood Boat
One Morning in Maine
The Owl and the Pussycat (Marshall)
The Owl and the Pussycat (Voake)

The Only Fish in the Sea
Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine
Rufus Goes to Sea
Saffron Ice Cream
Sand Between My Toes
Sand Cake
The Sandcastle that Lola Built
Sea Glass Summer
Sea of Dreams
See You Next Year
Snow Angel Sand Angel
Sophie Scott Goes South
Sophie’s Bucket
Splash, Anna Hibiscus!

Stina’s Visit
Stories in a Seashell
The Storm Whale
Swashby and the Sea
There Might Be Lobsters
Those Summers
Three Bears in a Boat
Three By the Sea
Time of Wonder
Tom and Pippo on the Beach
Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey
The Uncorker of Ocean Bottles
Waiting for Chicken Smith
Waiting for High Tide
Will Goes to the Beach

Briny non-fiction tales:

10 Reasons to Love a Whale
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Puzzle Adventure
Alpha Bravo Charlie: The Complete Book of Nautical Codes
The Blue Whale
A Book About Whales
The Bravest Woman in America
The Brilliant Deep
Dare the Wind: The Record-Breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud
Dolphin Baby
Down, Down, Down: A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau
Far From Shore: Chronicles of an Open Ocean Voyage
Father May I Come?
Flying Deep: Climb Inside Deep Sea Submersible Alvin
Giant Squid
Here Come the Humpbacks

Here There Be Monsters: The Legendary Kraken and the Giant Squid
How Long is a Whale?
Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle
The Most Amazing Creature in the Sea
Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands
Ocean: A Visual Miscellany
Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas
Otis and Will Discover the Deep
Sailing Home: The Story of a Childhood at Sea
Sea Clocks: The Story of Longitude
Ships Up Close
The Sinking of the Vasa
The Strangest Thing in the Sea And Other Curious Creatures of the Deep
This is the Reef
The Tide Pool Waits
The Turtle Ship
Under Water Under Earth

Chapter Books Floating on the Waves:

Captain Pug: The Dog Who Sailed the Seas
Dear Professor Whale
Lulu and the Dog from the Sea
Mokie & Bik
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea
Narwhal’s Otter Friend
Pigsticks and Harold and the Pirate Treasure
The Pirate Pig
Stinky Spike the Pirate Dog
The Storm
Yours Sincerely, Giraffe

Nautical Adventures — 
(check my reviews for suggested age ranges)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Corby Flood
Gone to Drift
Heart of a Samurai
Jenny Goes to Sea
Jim at the Corner
Jim Davis: A High Sea Adventure
The Nine Lives of Jacob Tibbs
Peter Duck
School Ship Tobermory
Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea
Secrets at Sea
We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea