Fiction Friday: Beach Books {Ch. 5}

Hello Reading Warriors! 


This weekend I am spending my days on the beach relaxing and reading. Ah, Blissful summertime.

So, this week I thought I would share a two of my favorite newer Kid Lit books about the beach.

Surf's Up
Written by Kwame Alexander, Illustrated by Daniel Miyares

Surf's Up is pure fun! Bro and Dude are two frogs on their way to the beach, but Bro is not quite ready to catch some waves. He's busy reading his glorious book. But Dude drags his best friend to the beach anyway. Along the way Bro shares just enough of his book to peak Dude's interest and sure enough by the time they reach the beach, all Dude wants to do is read.

Surf's Up is an adorable summer tale about the enjoyment of reading and the power of a good book! Loved it! Definitely a classroom book a day contender for back to school.

Check out the book trailer Kwame Alexander's book trailer for Surf's Up just for fun too!


If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to the Beach, Don't!
by Elise Parsley

Have you heard of this series?  These books are so much fun! Magnolia is told to get ready for the beach, but instead of grabbing a Frisbee or a shovel, she decides to take a piano. Not surprisingly, she struggles. Getting the mammoth instrument to the beach, dragging it through the sand, protecting it from seagulls, and saving it from the waves are just a few challenges along the way to ultimately learning that a piano is definitely not the best toy for the beach.

If You Ever Want to Bring a Piano to Mthe Beach, Don't! is the second book in this on-going series of silly adventures riddled with hilarious mishaps. This whole series is a hoot to read aloud and will have you laughing out loud and imagining what else could go wrong.

I love the idea of using this book as a mentor text and having students write their own If You Ever Want...Don't! books. It's a great text structure for writers of all ages to follow. 

Check out the other two books in series too:
Beach books are fun books and the perfect way to celebrate summer!! Some of my other favorites include The Seashore Book, Hello Ocean, and Flotsam.

What are some of your favorite beachy books?
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- You can link up ANYTIME during the week, not just Friday.
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