At the seaside for younger ones

Fish Food

What's more fun than beach fun!? These books are packed full of seaside adventure and curiosity that any toddler or younger child will enjoy.

  • Snap

    Author: Margaret Mayo and Alex Ayliffe
    Publisher: Orchard
    Interest age: 0+
    Reading age: 1+

    Watch out for the snapping sharks and dancing dolphins - a treat for all!

  • Miffy at the Seaside

    Author: Dick Bruna
    Publisher: Farshore
    Interest age: 2+
    Reading age: 3+

    Toddlers will enjoy sharing this simple story about Miffy's day at the seaside

  • To the Beach

    Author: Thomas Docherty
    Publisher: Templar
    Interest age: 4months+
    Reading age: 2+

    Lovely story of a boy using his imagination to go on a trip to the seaside

  • Seaside Poems

    Author: Jill Bennett Illustrator: Nick Sharratt
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Interest age: 5+
    Reading age: 5+

    This is a delightful collection of seaside poems, beautifully illustrated by award-winning illustrator, Nick Sharratt.

  • Lucy and Tom at the Seaside

    Author: Shirley Hughes
    Publisher: Random House
    Interest age: 3-6
    Reading age: 5+

    Follow a happy family day out by the seaside as Tom and Lucy enjoy making sandcastles, looking in rock pools and going on a donkey ride

  • The Storm Whale

    Author: Benji Davies
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Books
    Interest age: 3+
    Reading age: 6+

    Noi finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm and decides to take it home to care for it.

  • Fish Food

    Author: Andy Mansfield Illustrator: Henning Lohlein
    Publisher: Templar Publishing
    Interest age: 3+
    Reading age: 4+

    A clever pop-up book about the underwater food chain.

  • Out of the Blue

    Author: Alison Jay
    Publisher: Barefoot Books
    Interest age: 3+
    Reading age: n/a

    • A wordless book with unique, crackly illustrations about the mysteries of the sea.
    • Tell a new story, in your own words, every time you share this book with your preschooler.
    • With notes at the end about marine life, lighthouses and items that wash up on beaches.