Shells: Treasures from under the Sea

"Look, Mom, a shell! A beautiful shell!"

If you go to the beach this summer, you may find dozens of seashells, each uniquely wonderful. Plan on filling a whole jar with your favorites: scallops and angel wings, whelks and sand dollars.


By Alice Hoffman

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A love-struck mermaid named Aquamarine supplies adventure and insights to two twelve-year-old girls, life-long friends who are spending their last summer together before one of them moves away.
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Dad and Me in the Morning

By Patricia Lakin

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A deaf boy and his father share a special time as they watch the sun rise at the beach.

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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When the Tide is Low

By Sheila Cole

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A little girl and her mother talk about all the things they will do at the beach, when the tide is low. JE Fic Col

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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Shells: Jewels from the Sea

Shells litter the beaches of every continent on our planet. They are durable enough to be used as building material, but they are so compelling that societies have featured their motifs in religion, art, and architecture. Many varieties of shellfish have the additional virtue of being delicious!