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Make a Splash! Read!

Click on the links below to find out if these books are available at your local County Library. If not, place them on hold, and they'll be delivered to your Library where you can pick them up.

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by Brian Lies
Quick, call out! Tell all you can reach: the night is just perfect for bats at the beach! So pack your buckets, banjos, and blankets-dont forget the moon-tan lotion-and wing with this bunch of fuzzy bats to where foamy sea and soft sand meet. Grades PreK-3
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by Elisha Cooper
As the day begins, the beach is empty, waiting to be filled. Then, swimmers, kite-flyers, sunbathers, seagulls, and barking dogs appear. Its a beautiful day at the beach and there are hundreds of things to do! Grades PreK-3
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by John OBrien
Lieutenant lifeguards O'Brien and Bilkins describe the duties and equipment of the beach patrol, surf characteristics, safety rules, and the behavior of "shoobies" and bathers over the course of a busy summer day. Grades 1-5
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by Christine Peterson
This book describes the sport of extreme surfing, including tricks and safety information. Grades 3-8
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by Jonathan London
Froggy is a reluctant swimmer, until he puts on his flippers, mask, and snorkel, then he won't get out of the water! Grades PreK-1
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by R.L. Stine
Jerry can't wait to explore the dark, spooky old cave he found down by the beach. Then the other kids tell him a story, a story about a ghost who is three hundred years old, a ghost who comes out when the moon is full. Grades 3-7
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by Lola Schaefer
This story describes the birth of an island, from the first red-hot glow of magma to the flowing lava that hardens and builds up until it finally breaks through the waters surface. Then life comes to the island; first small plants and animals, and later, people. Grades PreK-2
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by Scott ODell
In the Pacific, there is an island that looks like a big fish sunning itself in the sea. Around it blue dolphins swim, otters play, and sea birds abound. Twelve-year-old Karana is the Indian girl who lived alone for years on the Island of the Blue Dolphins. Grades 6-9
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by Amy Hest
Baby Duck watches the swim team having fun, but is reluctant to jump into the water with other youngsters. Grandpa Duck comes to the rescue again, with his wise words that inspire her to have confidence in herself. She jumps into the town pool and, to her surprise, she swims amazingly well. Grades PreK-1
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by Judith Morecroft
This story tells how people first learned to surf through Malu Kangaroo, a spirit who carves a piece of wood and takes it to some children playing on a beach. He floats it on the water and shows them how to use it. The children learn to balance and guide the board through the waves. Grades K-3
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by Julie Mammano
Surfing is an exciting pastime with a lingo and a look all of its own--and it becomes even more fun when three radical rhinos take to the waves. Grades PreK-2
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by Lambert Davis
As a kookaburra looks on, a little girl and her mother sit on an Australian beach waiting for a pod of dolphins to appear. Finally, the animals arrive, and mother and daughter put on their snorkels and flippers and join them in the water. Grades PreK-2
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by Kirk Bizley
This book introduces surfing and discusses equipment, basic maneuvers, finding places to surf, and safety concerns. Grades 4-7
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by Robert McCloskey
Two children find enchantment on an island in Maine, where they live close to the forest and the sea. All ages
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by Linda Ashman
Mom, Dad, and their five youngsters are headed for the beach but little Katie can't go without Fido, Mama needs the beach umbrella...for each forgotten item, it's "Hit the brakes! Reverse the car! Grades PreK-3