Refreshing Reads

Splish, Splash!  

As the weather heats up, try cooling down with one of these refreshing summer reads all about water, the beach or swimming.  

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Determined to execute the perfect cannonball dive, a boy tries to follow everyone’s advice but finally hears Nan, an expert and former champion, who advises doing it his own way.

Guess What!?

Zoom Squirrel and the squirrel pals are looking forward to going to the beach. 

Off to See the Sea

The faucet flows like a waterfall, the bathroom floor is a distant shore, and toy boats sail against the waves. An imagination-fueled adventure on the high seas is just what it takes for a mother to get her little one clean. You can also check out this title as an eBook on OverDrive/Libby.

Oona and the Shark

Oona the mermaid is friends with everyone, but when her attempts to befriend a shark with sensory issues fail miserably she realizes what may be fun for her may be overwhelming for him.

Scaredy Squirrel Gets a Surprise

Scaredy Squirrel opens a mysterious crate containing a pool. As his friends try to help him enjoy the pool, Scaredy Squirrel learns that not all surprises are bad. 

Ty’s Travels: Beach Day!

Ty turns an ordinary day in the sandbox into a fun beach day. He wiggles his toes in the sand, finds seashells, builds a castle, and splashes in the ocean. When his neighbor’s beach ball flies into his backyard, Ty learns that a beach day is even better with a friend. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.