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


Topic Books about Summer and the Seaside for Children EYFS & KS1

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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