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A House for Hermit Crab

Eric Carle

Simon & Schuster Education

Another lovely colourfully illustrated book by Eric Carle. A hermit crab who has outgrown his old shell moves into a new one, which he decorates and enhances with the various sea creatures he meets in his travels.

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Mick Inkpen

Hodder Children's Books

Mick Inkpen's books are always a delight and this one is no exception. This is the third picture book about Ploo and his friends set on the wonderful Blue Nose Island, a fluffy cloud to the left of the sun where all the creatures have Blue Noses.
In this story Hatz has an idea involving bikes and bokonuts and soon he has made a new invention - a bokobike, perfect for sandy beaches.

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Commotion in the Ocean

Giles Andreae; David Wojtowycz (Illustrator)

Orchard Books

This is a fun book, full of bright colourful images and funny poems about undersea creatures.

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David Wiesner

Houghton Mifflin; illustrated edition edition

Another beautifully illustrated book by David Wiesner, perfect for sharing and stimulating the imagination.

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Island in the Sun

Stella Blackstone Nicolette Ceccoli

Barefoot Books

Available from Barefoot Books in paperback form.

In a spectacular seascape setting, a young boy sails for a distant island where he finds a special friend waiting for him. Who could it be? Children will delight in pointing out the animals and objects that the little boy spies along his journey.

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Lucy and Tom at the Seaside

Shirley Hughes

Puffin Books

As always Shirley Hughes adds her own special charm to a simple story to produce a lovely book about Lucy and Tom's day out at the seaside.

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Magic Beach

Alison Lester

Allen & Unwin children's books

A lovely book with detailed illustrations about the activities that take place on and around the beach.

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Mister Seahorse

Eric Carle

Puffin Books

A lovely new picture book from Eric Carle about Mister Seahorse and other 'male mothers', iwith special acetate pages that hide fish behind rocks and reeds. As he floats through the sea, Mister Seahorse meets a Mr Stickleback, Mr Tilapia, Mr Kurtus and many other fish fathers caring for their eggs and babies in the most surprising ways.

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