Summer Fun!

Mermaid Dreams Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780735270596
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Published: Tundra Books - May 4th, 2021

Mermaids come in all shapes and sizes! In this sweet picture book, a shy little girl goes on a magical underwater adventure filled with adorable mermaids, silly sea creatures, games with new friends and wonderful surprises!


Summer Song Board Book Cover Image
By Kevin Henkes, Laura Dronzek (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062866165
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 6th, 2021

“A vibrant and sophisticated ode to nature.” —Kirkus (starred review)


Ty’s Travels: Beach Day! (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By Kelly Starling Lyons, Nina Mata (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062951137
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Published: HarperCollins - May 25th, 2021

A Geisel Honor-winning series! Author Kelly Starling Lyons selected as the 2021 Piedmont Laureate! 


Pete the Cat: Scuba-Cat (My First I Can Read) Cover Image
By James Dean, James Dean (Illustrator), Kimberly Dean
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062303882
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Published: HarperCollins - January 5th, 2016

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean brings Pete the Cat’s world to life under the sea in this new I Can Read book.


Sea Sheep: Ready-to-Read Pre-Level 1 Cover Image
By Eric Seltzer, Tom Disbury (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781534461338
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Published: Simon Spotlight - January 28th, 2020

Come along for a silly and sea-worthy adventure in this tale of swimming sheep. This Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read is perfect for beginning readers who like a side of silly with their stories!

In this sweet, silly, rhyming story, a group of sheep go for a swim! What will they see under the sea? Lots and lots of giggles are guaranteed!


Pinkalicious and the Pirates (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
By Victoria Kann, Victoria Kann (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062566980
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Published: HarperCollins - June 5th, 2018

Readers can watch Pinkalicious and Peterrific on the funtastic PBS Kids TV series Pinkalicious & Peterrific!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann brings young readers a Pinkalicious I Can Read pirate adventure about bravery, creativity, and making unlikely new friends.


Jabari Jumps Cover Image
By Gaia Cornwall, Gaia Cornwall (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780763678388
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Published: Candlewick - May 9th, 2017

Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.


Saving American Beach: The Biography of African American Environmentalist MaVynee Betsch Cover Image
By Heidi Tyline King, Ekua Holmes (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781101996294
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - April 13th, 2021

This heartfelt picture book biography illustrated by the Caldecott Honoree Ekua Holmes, tells the story of MaVynee Betsch, an African American opera singer turned environmentalist and the legacy she preserved.


Ocean! Waves for All (Our Universe #4) Cover Image
By Stacy McAnulty, David Litchfield (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250108098
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 5th, 2020

From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator David Litchfield, Ocean! Waves for All is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the ocean, told from the perspective of the ocean itself.


Sunrise Summer Cover Image
By Matthew Swanson, Robbi Behr (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250080585
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Published: Imprint - April 20th, 2021

Sunrise Summer is a picture book by writer Matthew Swanson and illustrator Robbi Behr that celebrates self-confidence and empowerment, as a girl’s role changes in her family’s fishing expeditions.


Sarah and the Big Wave: The True Story of the First Woman to Surf Mavericks Cover Image
By Bonnie Tsui, Sophie Diao (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781250239488
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - May 11th, 2021

This stunning nonfiction picture book tells the inspiring story of Sarah Gerhardt, one of the first female big-wave surfers.

Have you ever seen a big wave? One that’s twenty, thirty, forty, even fifty feet tall? Here’s a better question: Would you ever surf a big wave? Sarah Gerhardt did—and this is her story.


The Secret Of Black Rock Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781911171256
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Published: Flying Eye Books - June 13th, 2017

Erin loves to lie on the jetty, looking for the weirdest fish in the sea—the weirder, the better! And she knows the best ones must be further out, where her mum won't let her go...

Out there in the deepest sea lies the Black Rock: a huge, dark and spiky mass that is said to destroy any boats that come near it! Can Erin uncover the truth behind this mysterious legend?


The Boy and the Sea Cover Image
By Camille Andros, Amy June Bates (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419749407
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

A picture book meditation on curiosity, wonder, and finding one’s way

In this lyrical picture book, readers follow one boy through his life as he returns to the seashore beside his home. The boy likes to think, and his thoughts turn into questions. He brings these questions to the sea. At times, he thinks he can hear the sea whisper to him: Dream. Love.


The Octopus Escapes Cover Image
By Maile Meloy, Felicita Sala (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781984812698
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021

From a New York Times bestselling author comes this poignant, lyrical tale about nature's great escape artist—perfect for fans of the Oscar-winning documentary film My Octopus Teacher.


Faraway Things Cover Image
By Dave Eggers, Kelly Murphy (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316492195
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 8th, 2021

From a bestselling author comes an evocative, classic-feeling adventure tale about a boy and his sword, and how giving away something precious leads to an even more important discovery.


Hum and Swish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780823442867
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Published: Neal Porter Books - June 11th, 2019

Celebrate creativity, introversion, summer sun-- and the beauty of a little peace and quiet!

It's a glorious summer day at the shore, and all Jamie wants is to finish her art project in the sand. A little time to herself is all she needs. But everyone around keeps asking her pesky questions she doesn't know how to answer: what are you making? Aren't you clever?


Oona Cover Image
By Kelly DiPucchio, Raissa Figueroa (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062982247
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Published: Katherine Tegen Books - January 12th, 2021

This comical and heartfelt picture book is a winning celebration of invention, creativity, and friendship. With gorgeous underwater scenes and a crowd-pleasing tale, this is one little mermaid who is here to make a splash! 


The Hike: (Nature Book for Kids, Outdoors-Themed Picture Book for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781452174617
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Published: Chronicle Books - October 8th, 2019

The Hike is a plucky and sweet adventure story about three intrepid young female explorers who set out to conquer the outdoors in their local forest.

This spirited picture book is filled with lyrical language that captures the majesty of the natural world, coupled with a fun narrative.


• Features a glossary and scientific backmatter


It Began with Lemonade Cover Image
By Gideon Sterer, Lian Cho (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780735228283
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Published: Dial Books - May 25th, 2021

This imaginative, colorful tale of making (and selling!) lemonade from life's lemons is not too sour and not too sweet.


Bear Island Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250317162
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Published: Feiwel & Friends - January 26th, 2021

Louise and her family are sad over the loss of their beloved dog, Charlie. "Life will not be the same," Louise says, as she visits a little island that Charlie loved.


Creature Features: Ocean Cover Image
By Big Picture Press, Natasha Durley (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536217087
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Published: Big Picture Press - March 23rd, 2021

A bright board book packed with a menagerie of ocean creatures with fascinating features.


Hidden World: Ocean Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781944530150
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Published: 360 Degrees - March 6th, 2018

Young children can lift the large flaps to learn more about the many different kinds of creatures and plants that live beneath the waves. Readers come face-to-face with dolphins, whales, sea turtles, and other creatures that live just below the surface. A trip to the ocean floor allows for an up-close look at anemones, the coral reef, lobsters, anglerfish, and other deep-sea dwellers.


I Am the Shark Cover Image
By Joan Holub, Laurie Keller (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780525645283
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Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - May 4th, 2021

What makes the great white shark (one of) the greatest fish in the sea? FIN-d out in this hilarious fish-out-of-water story that's perfect for Shark Week and all year-round


The Shark Book Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781328569493
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Published: Clarion Books - June 15th, 2021

Caldecott Honor–winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page explore the astonishing lives of sharks in this brilliantly illustrated picture book.


The Great White Shark Scientist (Scientists in the Field Series) Cover Image
By Sy Montgomery, Keith Ellenbogen (By (photographer))
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ISBN: 9780358452072
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Published: Clarion Books - July 13th, 2021

* "This appreciative introduction to a much-maligned species will thrill readers while it encourages them to see great white sharks in a new way." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

From the New York Times best-selling author Sy Montgomery and expert underwater photographer Keith Ellenbogen comes a new installment in the award-winning nonfiction series Sci


Hazel Bly and the Deep Blue Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316535458
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 25th, 2021

For fans of Erin Entrada Kelly and Ali Benjamin comes a poignant yet hopeful novel about a girl navigating grief, trauma, and friendship, from Ashley Herring Blake, the award-winning author of Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World.

Hazel Bly used to live in the perfect house with the perfect family in sunny California.


Starfish Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984814500
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 9th, 2021

Ellie is tired of being fat-shamed and does something about it in this poignant debut novel-in-verse.


When Life Gives You Mangos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593173978
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Published: Delacorte Press - October 20th, 2020

Named to Oprah Magazine's Best Caribbean Books for Your 2021 reading list, imagination and adventure run wild in the most talked about middle grade debut of the year!  
 
A small village on a Jamaican island. 
A girl who doesn't remember the previous summer. 


Samira Surfs Cover Image
By Rukhsanna Guidroz, Fahmida Azim (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781984816191
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Published: Kokila - June 29th, 2021

A middle grade novel in verse about Samira, an eleven-year-old Rohingya refugee living in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, who finds strength and sisterhood in a local surf club for girls.


A Whale of the Wild Cover Image
By Rosanne Parry, Lindsay Moore (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780062995926
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Published: Greenwillow Books - September 1st, 2020

A spellbinding, heart-stopping adventure.” —Booklist (starred review)

“A dreamily written, slyly educational, rousing maritime adventure.”New York Times Book Review


Caterpillar Summer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781547603145
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - October 6th, 2020

This beautifully written, emotional debut perfect for fans of Lynda Mullaly Hunt or Ali Benjamin tells the story of a girl, her special needs brother, and the summer they will never forget.

"An engaging, honest book." --Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, Newbery Honor-winning author of The War That Saved My Life


The Deepest Breath Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780358354758
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Published: Clarion Books - February 16th, 2021

An accessible and beautifully written middle grade novel-in-verse by award-winning Irish author Meg Grehan about Stevie, a young girl reckoning with anxiety about the many things she has yet to understand—including her feelings about her friend Chloe. Perfect for fans of Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World, Star Crossed, and George.

11-year-old S


The Islanders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781534427273
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Published: Aladdin - June 15th, 2021

An instant New York Times bestseller!​

“Storytelling for young readers at its finest—equal parts summer adventure and environmental suspense…[a] love letter to family, friendship, and the natural world.” —Kwame Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of The Crossover

From New York Times bestselli


August Isle Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062433428
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Published: HarperCollins - March 31st, 2020

*A Junior Library Guild Selection*

From critically acclaimed author Ali Standish (The Ethan I Was Before), the story of one girl’s journey to a magical seaside town, where she uncovers her family’s long hidden secrets and ultimately finds truth and redemption.


Song for a Whale Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781524770266
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Published: Yearling - December 31st, 2019

In the spirit of modern-day classics like Fish in a Tree and Counting by 7s comes the Schneider Family Book Award-winning story of a deaf girl's connection to a whale whose song can't be heard by his species, and the journey she takes to help him.


Breathing Underwater Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374313258
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - March 30th, 2021

A Junior Library Guild Selection

“In Breathing Underwater, Sarah Allen has created characters so alive and compelling that readers will root for them every mile of this moving, heartfelt journey.” —Dan Gemeinhart, author of The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise


The Next Great Jane Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780147517760
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Published: Dial Books - May 18th, 2021

From award-winning author K. L. Going comes a happily-ever-after story of a girl who discovers the true secret to all good writing--through an unlikely friendship, some well-intentioned matchmaking, and little bit of science.


The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316515542
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 24th, 2020

Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James navigates heart surgery, reconnecting with her lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel.


Sisters of the Neversea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062869975
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Published: Heartdrum - June 1st, 2021

In this beautifully reimagined story by NSK Neustadt Laureate and New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith (Muscogee Creek), Native American Lily and English Wendy embark on a high-flying journey of magic, adventure, and courage to a fairy-tale island known as Neverland&


The Mending Summer Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062985651
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Published: HarperCollins - May 25th, 2021

Perfect for fans of Orphan Island and WishtreeThe Mending Summer is the next stunning middle grade novel from Ali Standish—author of the Carnegie Medal nominee The Ethan I Was Before and August Isle, Bad Bella, and How to Disappear Completely—about a girl who is struggling to deal with her father’s alcoholi


The Ship We Built Cover Image
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Published: Dial Books - May 25th, 2021

Tender and wise, The Ship We Built is about the bravery it takes to stand up for yourself--even to those you love--and the power of finding someone who treasures you for everything you are.


Hurricane Summer: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250622235
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Published: Wednesday Books - May 4th, 2021

"This is an excellent examination of the ways wealth, gender, and color can shape and at times create mental and emotional fractures. Verdict: A great title for public and high school libraries looking for books that offer a ­nuanced look at patriarchy, wealth, and gender dynamics." —School Library Journal (starred review)


The Last True Poets of the Sea Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780759554993
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2021

Fans of Far from the Tree, We Are Okay and Emergency Contact will love this epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life. 

The Larkin family isn't just lucky—they persevere.