Escape the heat with these summer-inspired stories...


Escape the heat with these summer-inspired stories...

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The Coral Kingdom 

by Patricia Hegarty

From brightly coloured corals to shimmering shoals of fish, the diversity of life on a coral reef is celebrated in this visually stunning picture book with a strong ecological message about the need to protect this most precious of environments. 

Summer: A Pop-Up Book

by David Carter

Explore the summer season with this bright and colourful book. Each page depicts flora and fauna commonly found during the summer months. Pictures of strawberries, tomatoes and more are labeled with simple text, making the book easy to understand and enjoy.

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The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Ronda Armitage

Enjoy this summer classic. Every day Mr Grinling tucks into delicious lunch, prepared by his wife. But he isn't the only one who enjoys the tasty food! Mrs Grinling has to think of a cunning way to stop the greedy seagulls from stealing the lighthouse keeper's lunch. 

Sally and the Limpet 

by Simon James

A heartwarming story about a little girl who learns an important environmental lesson. When Sally pulls a limpet off a rock at the beach, it sticks to her finger – and nothing she does will unstick it. Sally's teacher says that limpets live on the same rock for twenty years. So will Sally ever get the limpet off her finger?

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The Storm Whale 

by Benji Davies

One day, Noi finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm and decides to take care of it. However, much to his upset, Noi is persuaded by his father that the whale must go back to the sea where it belongs. For Noi, even though he can't keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better.


by Annabelle Lynch

Explore the sunny seaside and meet the creatures that live there, from busy crabs to colourful anemones. An ideal introduction to non-fiction for beginner readers, blending accessible text with big, striking photos.

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Billy's Bucket

by Kes Gray

Billy wants only one thing for his birthday - a bucket. Inside it, he can see all kinds of magnificent sea creatures. But Mum and Dad are sceptical and, when Dad unwittingly uses the bucket to clean his car, he's in for a big surprise!

Sharing a Shell 

by Julia Donaldson

When Crab finds a new shell, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone – especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates.