Beside the seaside, beside the sea...

By Moon Lane Children's Books & Toys

By Moon Lane Children's Books & Toys

We love to celebrate and care for our beautiful Royal harbour town of Ramsgate and its beaches, so here are some fabulous seaside themed books for children.

Listen to the Seaside

Marion Billet

£7.99 £7.43

An internationally bestselling series of board books with amazing real-life sounds! What sounds do a seagull, a sea lion, a dolphin, a deep-sea diver, a boat and an otter make? Push the buttons to find out! Aimed at babies and toddlers, this ground-breaking series of interactive board books has a button on every spread, which plays one of six different exceptional quality sound effects. Children of every age will be captivated as they bring the artwork to life with six amazing real-life sounds.

Let's Go to the Seaside!

CARYL HART and Lauren Tobia

£6.99 £6.50

Bare toes scrunch in crunchy sand, children run and play. Look, it's Bee and Billy... They're on the beach today!Join friends Billy and Bee in the third instalment of a brand-new "First Experiences" series set in the urban city centre. Today let's go to ... the seaside! They're building sandcastles, watching kites fly up high, eating ice cream and - for the very first time - feeling the splash of the sea and the crunch of the sand between their toes... A gorgeously illustrated, bouncy celebration of the seaside experience, perfect for reading with a toddler before (and during!) a trip to the beach.

Seaside: Toddler Town

Roger Priddy

£4.99 £4.64

An illustrated first word and picture board book with things for toddlers to look for and find at the seaside including beach toys, boats, clothes and more. With die-cut holes to the pages and shiny, holographic foil textures, plus a clever page with an acetate window which creates two new pictures when flipped over. A perfect busy board book for teaching little ones about the world around them.

Busy Beach

Campbell Books and Jo Byatt

£5.99 £5.57

With lots to see in Busy Beach, children can have fun as they take a trip to the seaside, pulling and turning the tabs! Enjoy playing with a beach ball, building a towering sandcastle and buying a tasty ice-cream cone! Children will love playing with this bright and colourful board book with gentle rhyming text and wonderful illustrations by Jo Byatt.

Miffy at the Seaside

Dick Bruna

£5.99 £5.57

Miffy is off to the seaside - she can't wait to play in the sand, collect some pretty shells and build a castle. She might even swim in the sea! This highly desirable, collectible classic series has been updated for a new generation by award-winning poet, Tony Mitton.

On the Beach

Clare Beaton

£6.99 £6.50

The beach is full of things to spot. From shimmering seashells, buckets and spades to creatures scurrying in the breaking waves, little observers will love discovering the wonder in the world around them. Beautifully illustrated in paper collage by bestselling children's book creator, Clare Beaton, each page invites the reader to spot the wading birds, boats, sandcastles, seals and other wildlife at the beach. Contains an interactive spotting activity game!

Bea by the Sea

Jo Byatt

£6.99 £6.50

Spot Goes to the Beach

Eric Hill

£4.99 £4.64

A fantastic first experiences story - perfect for reassuring little ones who are trying new things. Spot is having fun at the beach, trying out surfing - and learning it's not as easy as it looks!Join Spot for seaside, sunshine and surfing in this fun board book adventure, ideal for celebrating summer.

Maisy Goes on Holiday

Lucy Cousins

£5.99 £5.57

In the eighth title in the popular Maisy First Experiences series, Maisy and Cyril catch a train to the seaside where they enjoy a fun-filled holiday. In Maisy Goes on Holiday, Maisy enjoys packing her suitcase, meeting Cyril at a busy station and catching a train to the seaside. They have lots of fun on the beach and at the cafe, write postcards to their friends and finally sleep a peaceful night at their hotel (after bouncing on the beds, of course).

Peppa Pig: Peppa at the Beach

Peppa Pig

£4.99 £4.64

A bright and colourful board book for little readers (and piglets) everywhere! Peppa and her family are in Australia, staying with Kylie Kangaroo. When the two families visit the beach to learn how to surf, Daddy Pig and George find their own special way of riding the waves!

Splash, Anna Hibiscus!

Atinuke and Lauren Tobia

£7.99 £7.43

Anna Hibiscus lives in Africa, amazing Africa - and today she is going o the beach with her family. All she wants to do is 'splash' in the waves, but will anyone join her?In the second Anna Hibiscus picture book from Atinuke and Lauren Tobia, Anna has left her mango tree ... and she's at the beach! Phew, it is hot. But what better way to cool off than by playing in the jumpy, splashy waves? "Come and splash in the waves with me!" shouts Anna Hibiscus. But everyone, including Grandmother and Grandfather, Chocolate, Benz, Wonderful, Joy, Clarity and Common Sense, is much too busy to wave-jump! So, it's just Anna Hibiscus and the white waves. "Oh! Oh! Oh!" Anna shouts happily, and soon her happy cheers bring everyone to the water. "Yippeee!" they all shout, jumping in the waves, "Why didn't you call us?"

The Ocean: Touch and Explore

Nathalie Choux

£10.99 £10.22

Scales, tails, flippers and fins-let's dive into the ocean! Touch And Explore (TM) is Twirl's multisensory series for children who want to do more than just listen! Already bestsellers in their original French editions, these well-crafted interactive titles encourage hands-on engagement, learning, and knowledge retention. What's rough, scaly, smooth, or bumpy?What crawls or dives?In this splashy treat for visual learners and pre-readers kids can discover the facts, feel, and functions of over two dozen marine animals. They'll touch shiny scales and bumpy barnacles, turn a flap to find a clownfish hiding among the anemone, touch a shark's sandpapery skin, and discover who can squirt ink and change colour! This sea-feast for eyes and hands will encourage kids to immerse themselves in a fascinating beyond-the-bathtub habitat. It's a trip to an underwater world that's just a touch away!

Beach

Campbell Books and Tiago Americo

£6.99 £6.50

Take a trip to the Beach! Lift the giant flaps to reveal the pictures and touch lots of exciting textures. Feel a starfish's bumpy body, a sailing boat's silky sail and a nice, fluffy towel. With something to spot or count on every page too, each colourful book in the My First Touch and Find series will provide lots of fun for older babies and toddlers. With bright and friendly illustrations from Tiago Americo, which really bring the seaside scenes to life.

Into The Ocean

Laura Baker and Nadia Taylor

£9.99 £9.29

Dive into the ocean to join a young turtle on a game of hide-and-seek, and learn about sea creatures and their habitat, with this beautiful, "touch and feel" layered board book. The perfect introduction for preschool children to sea creatures and their habitats, this simple, charming story, which unfolds across a series of layered pages that increase in size, is about a turtle playing hide-and-seek with his friends, and shows different animal families as they go about their daily lives. With gently rhyming text and beautiful illustrations, the book encourages children to interact with the book and turn each page, delighting in the increasingly expansive ocean spreads.

Maisy's Boat

Lucy Cousins

£5.99 £5.57

Maisy is sailing out to sea in this delightful boat-shaped book!Have fun with Maisy in this boat-shaped board book from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. Ahoy! Maisy is sailing out to sea for the day in her boat. Her friend Charley is coming too. The wind blows the sails and off they go! Maisy drops anchor in a beautiful blue lagoon - she goes snorkeling and Charley goes fishing. But what's that on the end of Charley's fishing line? Find out in this fantastic book for active little ones. This super-sturdy board book is ideal for teaching first words in a fun way and also comes with wipe-clean pages, perfect for messy hands! It's more fun with Maisy!

Axel Scheffler's Flip Flap Ocean

Axel Scheffler

£8.99 £8.36

Crazy underwater creatures in this bonkers book of mixed-up animals from bestselling, award-winning illustrator, Axel Scheffler What do you get if you cross a squid with a fish? It's a squish, of course! And how about a shark and a turtle? Why, that's a shurtle! With over 121 possible creations, silly names and strange noises to make you giggle, this Flip Flap book is perfect for preschoolers and ideal for animal fans. With a hilarious rhyming text and brilliant artwork from the illustrator of The Gruffalo and the Pip and Posy series, Axel Scheffler, simply flip the pages to create some seriously silly mixed-up animals! Other titles in the series include: Farm, Jungle, Safari, Pets, Dinosaurs, Frozen, Minibeasts

Bizzy Bear: Deepsea Diver

Nosy Crow and Benji Davies

£6.99 £6.50

Five easy to move sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers!Today, Bizzy Bear is off in his yellow submarine for an exciting underwater adventure! Little readers will love helping him descend into the ocean, avoid the scary octopus on the sunken ship and, finally, discover the hidden treasure! A funny little story with loads of details to spot and chat about. This story needs YOU! By pushing, pulling and turning the mechanisms, little hands can move the story onto the next scene and bring the rhyming text to life! The high level of interaction builds confidence and engagement with books, which is a key stepping-stone to reading for toddlers. Illustrated by multi-award-winning Benji Davies, illustrator of The Storm Whale, and Grandad's Island Collect the whole series; other title available include: Bizzy Bear: Farmyard Fun, Bizzy Bear: Fire Rescue, Bizzy Bear: Pirate Ship and lots, lots more!

Hello, Mr Whale!

Sam Boughton

£9.99 £9.29

Little ones will love saying 'hello' to a whole host of friendly undersea animals in this delightful lift-the-flap book. Sam Boughton's vibrant illustrations bring facts to life with deft humour and memorable comparisons. With big flaps to lift and a fantastic double gatefold on the last spread, this book is sure to go down a storm with young readers.

Who Is the Biggest?

Petr Horacek

£5.99 £5.57

A colourful lift-the-flap book of opposites to share with your baby. Who is the biggest, who is the tallest and who is the noisiest? Lift the flaps and find out in this colourful board book from acclaimed author/illustrator Petr Horacek.

Let's Go Under the Sea!

Petr Horacek

£5.99 £5.57

A peep-through underwater adventure to share with your baby. What can you find under the sea? Peep-through the submarine window to find out in this colourful board book from award-winning author-illustrator Petr Horacek.

The Snail and the Whale

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

£6.99 £6.50

"How I long to sail!" said the tiny snail. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day!This handy board book format is perfect for younger readers.

The Snail and the Whale: A Push, Pull and Slide Book

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

£6.99 £6.50

Push, pull and slide the moving mechanisms in this brilliant board book to meet all your favourite characters from the bestselling picture book The Snail and the Whale - and bring the story to life!What happens when a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale? Push and pull the tabs to see them head off on an amazing journey around the world, help the snail with her big plan to save the whale after disaster strikes and he is beached in a bay, and then slide out the big tab on the last page to watch them both travel safely away - hooray!With a short, simple rhyming text based on the original story, The Snail and the Whale: A Push, Pull and Slide Book is the perfect introduction for preschoolers to The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and a great gift for fans of the bestselling picture book.

The Storm Whale

Benji Davies

£6.99 £6.50

The stunning bestseller by Benji Davies, now in a cased board format! Noi and his father live in a house by the sea, his father works hard as a fisherman and Noi often has only their six cats for company. So when, one day, he finds a baby whale washed up on the beach after a storm, Noi is excited and takes it home to care for it. He tries to keep his new friend a secret, but but there's only so long you can keep a whale in the bath without your dad finding out. Noi is eventually persuaded that the whale has to go back to the sea where it belongs. For Noi, even though he can't keep it, the arrival of the whale changes his life for the better - the perfect gift from one friend to another.

The Storm Whale in Winter

Benji Davies

£6.99 £6.50

A follow-up to the best-selling The Storm Whale, winner of the 2014 inaugural Oscar's First Book Prize in association with the Evening Standard. It's winter time and Noi's island is covered in a blanket of snow. Even the sea is icing over. Noi is worried about the little whale he saved last summer: Can he survive the harsh conditions? Little does Noi know that it's the little whale's turn to save him. A magical and touching story about a lasting friendship. A truly beautiful work packing a real emotional punch. 'At the heart of this emotionally charged story is the joy of a lasting friendship, tender and true' Fiona Noble for The Bookseller, Children's Book of the Month

Grandad's Island

Benji Davies

£6.99 £6.50

This gorgeous Benji Davies title is now available in board book format! At the bottom of Syd's garden, through the gate and past the tree, is Grandad's house. Syd can let himself in any time he likes. But one day when Syd comes to call, Grandad isn't in any of the usual places. He's in the attic, where he ushers Syd through a door, and the two of them journey to a wild, beautiful island awash in color where Grandad decides he will remain. So Syd hugs Grandad one last time and sets sail for home. Visiting Grandad's house at the bottom of the garden again, he finds it just the same as it's always been - except that Grandad isn't there anymore. Sure to provide comfort to young children struggling to understand loss, Benji Davies's tale is a sensitive and beautiful reminder that our loved ones live on in our memories long after they're gone.

Grandma Bird

Benji Davies

£6.99 £6.50

A tender and heart-warming story about the growing relationship between a boy and his grandmother, set in the world of The Storm Whale by bestselling picture book creator, Benji Davies. Noi isn't at all sure about staying at Grandma's. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there's not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in and the grass grows sideways . . . But that's before Noi gets swept up in the dramatic rescue that will mark the beginning of their touching new friendship. This much-loved tale from The Storm Whale series is now available in board book format.

The Sea Saw

Tom Percival

£6.99 £6.50

A beautiful, emotionally satisfying look at how nothing is ever truly lost if you keep it in your heart... When Sofia loses her beloved teddy after a day at the beach, she is heartbroken. But the sea saw it all, and maybe, just maybe, it can bring Sofia and her teddy back together. However long it may take... Exquisite collage artwork is paired with an assured, moving text in this very special picture book.

Swashby and the Sea

Beth Ferry

£13.99 £13.01

Captain Swashby loves the sea, his oldest friend. And he loves his life by the sea just as it is: salty and sandy and serene. One day, much to Swashby's chagrin, a young girl and her granny commandeer the empty house next door. All Swashby wants is for his new neighbours to GO AWAY and take their ruckus with them. When Swashby begins to leave notes in the sand for his noisy neighbours, however, the beach interferes with the messages that are getting across. Could it be that the captain's oldest friend, the sea, knows what Swashby needs even better than he knows himself?

Secrets of the Seashore: A Shine-a-Light Book

Alyssa Nassner and Carron Brown

£8.99 £8.36

Spot the tiny shrimps hiding in the sand, see a shy crab underneath a rock and watch a jewel-like anemone open its tentacles in this gorgeously illustrated book of natures hidden habitats. By simply holding the book up to the light, or shining a light behind each page, young children will be able to discover the animals and plants that live in and around the oceans edge, from the fish and seaweed in the water to the birds that feed there. The innovative see-through device fulfils a similar function to lift-the-flaps books, but has the added interactive dimension of the child being able to see both the surface and the hidden picture at the same time. (Carries EU Toy Safety Directive 'CE' logo).

Monsieur Roscoe on Holiday

Jim Field

£12.99 £12.08

Learn French with Monsieur Roscoe in Jim Field's debut author/illustrator picture book. Monsieur Roscoe is off on his summer holiday, meeting friends and learning lots of new words in French along the way!Join Monsieur Roscoe as he camps, skis, sails and eats his way through France on the holiday of a lifetime!A fun and colourful picture book from the bestselling illustrator of Oi Frog! and The Lion Inside, Monsieur Roscoe will make learning French exciting for the youngest children. Each new word appears alongside its English translation, so readers can follow along with ease.

What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside

Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

£12.99 £12.08

With a cast of wonderful sea creatures, including a magical mermaid, and plenty of seaside fun, What the Ladybird Heard at the Seaside is a brilliant rhyming adventure from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, featuring glitter on every page. The clever little ladybird is off on a trip to the seaside, but those two bad men, Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len, are also back and they're up to their wicked ways again. This time they're planning to steal the mermaid's long, luscious hair and sell it to a famous star . . . luckily, the crime-busting ladybird has another cunning plan to stop the thieves!Enjoy other stories from Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks: The Singing Mermaid, Sugarlump and the Unicorn, The Girl, the Bear and the Magic Shoes, What the Ladybird Heard, What the Ladybird Heard Next and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday.

Clem and Crab

Fiona Lumbers

£6.99 £6.50

Clem is an explorer, a collector, a protector of the seas! Treasure hunting on her beloved beach, she stumbles across Crab, his claw stuck in a plastic bag. Crab will be much safer and happier in the city with Clem, but doesn't he belong on the beach?A stunningly illustrated timely tale of cleaning up our beaches, with the message that every small action helps.

Clean Up!

Nathan Bryon and Dapo Adeola

£6.99 £6.50

The sequel Nathan and Dapo's debut Look Up!Join lovable, passionate Rocket as she sets off on a mission to save a Caribbean island from plastic pollution! When Rocket goes for a holiday to visit her grandparents, she's shocked by the pollution that is spoiling their island home and putting the local sea life at risk. Can she think of a way to save the day?This is a heartwarming, timely and empowering picture book, showing how we ALL can make a difference.

Steven Seagull Action Hero

Elys Dolan

£6.99 £6.50

Find out how Steven Seagull saves Beach City in this hilarious action-packed picture book from the creator of Weasels, Elys Dolan. It's packed with cross-over jokes to appeal to children and adults too. The artwork is full of details for poring over time and time again. And you'll get to see sharks playing volleyball, a goldfish driving a speedboat, crabs building sandcastles . . . oh, and the most hilarious life-guard ever!

Moomin and the Ocean's Song

Tove Jansson

£6.99 £6.50

It was a day that really ought to be filled with adventure... Moomintroll and his friends have heard of the legend of the Ocean's Song - held inside a shell, which only its finder can hear. Snufkin takes them to the island of the Hattifatteners but the friends have to turn back to escape a thunderstorm! Will they find the Ocean's Song, and get home in one piece?A brand new picture book adventure based on the beloved Moomin characters by Tove Jansson perfect for all Moomin fans young and old.

Ocean Meets Sky

Terry Fan and Eric Fan

£7.99 £7.43

From the creators of The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about... the spot where the ocean meets the sky.It's a good day for sailing. Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. Every time he looks out his window it's a constant reminder of the stories his grandfather told him about the place where the ocean meets the sky. Where whales and jellyfish soar and birds and castles float. Finn's grandfather is gone now but Finn knows the perfect way to honor him. He'll build his own ship and sail out to find this magical place himself!And when he arrives, maybe, just maybe, he'll find something he didn't know he was looking for.

The Girl and the Dinosaur

Hollie Hughes and Sarah Massini

£6.99 £6.50

A masterpiece of storytelling with evocative and stunning illustrations, destined to be read for years to come. The wishing stars burn bright tonight, the air is thick with dreams,And a deeply sleeping dinosaur is waking up, it seems . . . In a town by the seaside, Marianne is often seen foraging on the beach. But she isn't playing with children her own age. Instead Marianne is alone, and digging for dinosaur bones to build a special sort of companion. Then, one night, she goes to sleep wishing with all her heart that her dinosaur might come to life . . . A very rare and special book where the words and pictures take you on a magical journey far beyond the page.

Lucy and Tom at the Seaside

Shirley Hughes

£6.99 £6.50

From the creator of Dogger, Shirley Hughes, this timeless book of seaside fun has every element of a wonderful day at the seaside. From paddling to picnics, from sandcastles to beach games - this is the perfect book for summer celebrations.

Fish: A tale about ridding the ocean of plastic pollution

DK and Brendan Kearney

£6.99 £6.50

Through this charming story children will become aware of the growing problem of trash polluting the ocean. Fish highlights the issues with a simple and engaging illustrated narrative, and also suggests a solution in the form of recycling. All Finn wants is to catch a nice, tasty fish for his dinner, but no matter how hard he tries all he seems to catch at the end of his fishing line is other people's trash. The longer he spends out on the ocean, the more crazy objects he collects! Finn and his dog Skip go home each day with a full boat, but empty tummies. It isn't long before Finn finds a way to reuse and recycle everything he has collected. Pretty soon he makes enough money to make a tasty dinner every day, and under his care the ocean becomes clean, bright, and full of fish again!

Family Days Out: The Seaside Trip

Jackie Walter and Jem Maybank

£11.99 £11.15

Charlie and Jasmine's two dads have planned a day out at the seaside and they can't wait. But their little brother Max wants to go to the soft play centre and he's having a big sulk. Can the family convince Max to enjoy himself after all? This story features a family with two dads. It is part of the Family Days Out series, fun, humourous stories with bold illustrations and a range of family set-ups including two mums, two dads, a young carer and a step-family.

Yoga Animals: At the Seashore

Christiane Kerr and Julia Green

£10.99 £10.22

It's a beautiful day at the seashore, but Crab isn't feeling very happy. What could help make her feel better? This first book of yoga is sure to delight children aged 3 and up. Readers will follow Crab's day along the seashore and learn with her as she is taught 13 yoga poses by her friends. First, Crab will do it, and then it's the reader's turn to try. Poses in the book are devised by expert yoga instructor and author, Christiane Kerr, to inspire happiness and confidence. Each pose is easy to learn and is accompanied by simple step-by-step instructions and pictures. With its gentle story, beautiful illustrations and straight-foward approach to practice, Yoga Animals at the Seashore is a book that is sure to stimulate a life-long love of yoga.

Life on Earth: Ocean: With 100 Questions and 70 Lift-flaps!

Heather Alexander and Andres Lozano

£10.99 £10.22

How do fish breathe? Why is the ocean salty? Why is a whale not a fish? Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this brilliant interactive lift-the-flap fact book. Embark on an epic journey under the sea looking for fish and other ocean creatures beneath the waves, learn what shells are for, find out which sea creatures are the most dangerous, and take a closer look at a coral reef. This fascinating fact-filled book is the perfect introduction to life under the sea.

Fox and the Deep Sea Quest

Benjamin Flouw

£12.95 £12.04

Renard the fox is back for a new adventure! Enchanted by the tales of an incredible luminous seaweed, Fox embarks on an expedition to the depths of the deep blue sea. With the help of his cousin Wolf, the equipment needed for his daring dive are mapped and planned; a task which shines a light on the importance of friendship to solve problems and challenges. With flippers on, an oxygen cylinder filled, and an underwater camera in hand, Fox takes the plunge. His mission to find the mysterious submerged plant takes many twists and turns; encountering giant algae, a city of coral, and a whale trapped in a fishing net, with a final discovery that promotes the message: Together we are stronger.

Squishy McFluff: Seaside Rescue!

Pip Jones and Ella Okstad

£6.99 £6.50

From the funniest voice in young fiction today, the fifth in this irresistible series for young readers about imaginary friends in hilarious rhyming text and with adorable illustrations by Ella Okstad. Ava danced round her room,Shouting: "Hip hip hooray!It's holiday time!And we're going today!"Ava is excited to be going on holiday to the seaside. But with Squishy McFluff, the mischievous invisible cat coming along things are bound to get very, very silly .

Isadora Moon Goes on Holiday

Harriet Muncaster

£5.99 £5.57

Isadora Moon is special because she's different. Her mum is a fairy and her dad is a vampire and she's a bit of both. When Isadora wins an amazing holiday for her whole family she's ready for sun, sea, and sand! But there's work to be done when she and her mermaid friend Marina discover a baby turtle in trouble. Can Isadora help the turtle find a way home?With irresistible pink and black artwork throughout by author/illustrator Harriet Muncaster and a totally unique heroine with an out-of-this-world family, this is a beautiful, charming, and funny series of first chapter books. Perfect for fans of Claude, Dixie O'Day, and Squishy McFluff, Isadora Moon is the ideal choice for readers who want their magic and sparkle with a bit of bite!

Malamander

Thomas Taylor

£7.99 £7.43

Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander creep... Herbert Lemon, Lost-and-Founder at the Grand Nautilus Hotel, knows that returning lost things to their rightful owners is not easy - especially when the lost thing is not a thing at all, but a girl. No one knows what happened to Violet Parma's parents twelve years ago, and when she engages Herbie to help her find them, the pair discover that their disappearance might have something to do with the legendary sea-monster, the Malamander. Eerie-on-Sea has always been a mysteriously chilling place, where strange stories seem to wash up. And it just got stranger...

Gargantis

Thomas Taylor

£7.99 £7.43

There's a storm raging in Eerie-on-Sea. Has the mighty Gargantis come back from the deep...?When an ancient bottle is found washed up on the beach after a ferocious electrical storm, all the residents of Eerie-on-Sea seem to want it ... but should they in fact fear it? Legend has it that the bottle contains an extraordinary secret that spells doom for the whole of Eerie-on-Sea. Could it be true that the vast sea creature Gargantis has awoken from her slumbers, and is causing the large cracks that are appearing all across the town? Finding themselves entrusted with the bottle, Herbie and Violet discover they will need to ride the terrible storm and pacify the creature if they want to save Eerie-on-Sea from sliding into the ocean and being lost for ever.

When Life Gives You Mangoes

Kereen Getten

£7.99 £7.43

Nothing much happens in Sycamore, the small village where Clara lives - at least, that's how it looks. She loves eating ripe mangoes fallen from trees, running outside in the rainy season and escaping to her secret hideout with her best friend Gaynah. There's only one problem - she can't remember anything that happened last summer. When a quirky girl called Rudy arrives from England, everything starts to change. Gaynah stops acting like a best friend, while Rudy and Clara roam across the island and uncover an old family secret. As the summer reaches its peak and the island storms begin, Clara's memory starts to return and she must finally face the truth of what happened last year.

The Haunting of Aveline Jones

Phil Hickes and Keith Robinson

£6.99 £6.50

Aveline Jones loves reading ghost stories, so a dreary half-term becomes much more exciting when she discovers a spooky old book. Not only are the stories spine-tingling, but it once belonged to Primrose Penberthy, who vanished mysteriously, never to be seen again. Intrigued, Aveline decides to investigate Primrose's disappearance. Now someone...or something, is stirring. And it is looking for Aveline. Turn on your torches, and join Aveline Jones in her first charmingly spooky mystery, from debut author Phil Hickes.

Maisy at the Seaside Sticker Book

Lucy Cousins

£4.99 £4.64

Go on a seaside trip with Maisy in this brand new sticker book!A delightful seaside-themed sticker book from the multi-award-winning Lucy Cousins. Join Maisy and all of her friends for a sunny day by the sea, using your stickers to fill in the fun on every page! Build sandcastles on the beach, have a picnic, fly a kite and ride on the rollercoaster! With over 120 stickers for hours and hours of play. It's more fun with Maisy! Visit her amazing website - www.maisyfun.com - for activities, newsletters, games and more.

The Snail and the Whale Seaside Nature Trail

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

£5.99 £5.57

Calling all seaside explorers! Learn all about the natural world of the coast with spotter guides, activities, crafts and fun facts about the seaside and the animals that live there - plus over 200 stickers! Based on Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's bestselling picture book, The Snail and the Whale, this colourful trail book is a perfect way for even the youngest nature lovers to explore the fascinating world of the seaside. The Snail and the Whale Seaside Trail is a small handy size, perfect for trips to the seaside, with plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained either at the seaside or at home. This exciting trail book encourages children to stop, look, listen and learn about nature at the seaside in a way that's accessible and fun, with activities that link into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) of the curriculum.

My RSPB Sticker Activity Book: Seaside

Anonymous and Stephanie Fizer Coleman

£5.99 £5.57

Learn about birds, animals and the natural world with this RSPB sticker activity book of the seaside, packed with fun things to do and over 100 stickers. Explore the seaside and discover the natural world with this RSPB sticker activity book. Create your own scenes using colourful wildlife stickers and try spot the difference, colouring and dot-to-dot puzzles. A brilliant book to get young children interested in nature and inspire them to get outdoors. The perfect companion for a trip to the beach!

National Trust: Look and Say What You See at the Seaside

Sebastien Braun

£6.99 £6.50

A look-and-say seaside book for inquisitive little ones from the National Trust From seashells and sandcastles on the shore to starfish and seahorses underwater, this look-and-say book for little ones is a great way to start learning about nature around the town. With a 'Can you see?' strip across every spread and objects to name, this book is designed to stimulate speech and build vocabulary. The spot-and-find aspect is perfect for the youngest of readers to become absorbed in the nature details. What can you see in the rock pool? Can you find seagull chicks nesting on the clifftop? There's so much to recognise in each landscape in this beautiful interactive book for the very young.

National Trust: Who's Hiding at the Seaside?

Katharine McEwen

£7.99 £7.43

A beautiful lift-the-flap board book from the National Trust for little nature lovers everywhere! There are lots of animals at the seaside, but where are they hiding and what are they doing? In this charming lift-the-flap book, little ones can pore over the beautiful collaged pages and explore under rocks, seashells and seaweed to find out interesting facts about seaside wildlife. With over 20 tiny flaps in each book, there's so much to discover. Full of sturdy flaps and simple facts, this is the perfect introduction to the outdoors.

National Trust: Go Wild at the Seaside

Goldie Hawk and Rachael Saunders

£7.99 £7.43

A seaside guide for young boys and girls with a thirst for adventure. This pocket-sized adventure guide teaches young adventurers about all the fun you can have at the seaside: what to pack, how to spot sea creatures and wildlife, how to catch a fish and much, much more! Children will also learn exactly what not to do, from getting stung by a jellyfish to getting caught in a rip current. Durable and attractive small hardback format with an elastic strap - easy to pop in your pocket or rucksack and take with you to the seaside.

199 Things at the Seaside

Holly Bathie

£5.99 £5.57

Discover and name lots of things you might find at the seaside, from sandcastles, ice cream and sunglasses, to crabs, limpets and sea urchins. The book is organised into themed pages, including a rock pool, on the cliffs, out at sea and on the pier. Great for developing vocabulary and language skills.

At the Seaside Activity Book: Includes more than 300 Stickers

DK

£4.99 £4.64

Filled with activities and more than 300 stickers, this colourful, fun book for little travellers will keep kids entertained for hours. This fabulous children's activity book is packed with cool games and quizzes, from a ""Sandcastle"" maze to a ""Shell-spotting"" game. The At The Seaside Activity Book is packed with boredom busters; from games and puzzles to play, to doodles to draw and stickers to stick. It will get children using their imagination and looking around them, rather than staring at a screen, and it's educational too, with quizzes, ""top three"" lists, and beach stats that kids will love. Inventive and creative, At the Seaside Activity Book will keep kids occupied, whether on the plane, on the sand, or even tucked up in bed at home! This sticker book is perfect for keeping little ones occupied on long flights or on hoilday.

Sounds of Nature: World of Oceans: Press each note to hear animal sounds

Claire Grace and Rob Hunter

£14.99 £13.94

Travel the world with the Sounds of Nature series - press the note in each of the 10 ocean habitats to hear vivid recordings of over 60 different marine animal sounds. The Sounds of Nature series brings the natural world to life with the sounds of real animals recorded in the wild. Captivating edge-to-edge illustrations show animals in action in their habitats around the globe. The animals are numbered in the order they can be heard, with fascinating facts and descriptions of the sounds they make, so you can listen out for each one. A speaker set into the back cover plays a sound clip when you press firmly on the note in each illustration. The battery is already installed, so simply open and explore. In World of Oceans, discover these amazing habitats: open ocean of the Pacific; frozen water of the Arctic; coral waters of Australia's Great Barrier Reef; swamp waters of Florida, USA; a rockpool in Cornwall, UK; bay waters of San Francisco, USA; island waters of Indonesia, Asia; the deep sea of the Mariana Trench; coastal waters of Brazil, South America; and sandy coastline of Cape Town, Africa. Listen to these and more watery places come to life as you hear the:Booming snorts, roars and growls of the northern elephant seal (Pacific Ocean)Happy squeaks, chirps, whistles and clucks of the ghostly white beluga whales (Arctic Ocean)Angry hissing noise of a common snapping turtle warning off intruders (Florida swamp)Scuttling noise of a giant spider crab (Mariana Trench)High-pitched clicking sounds of poison dart frogs (Brazil)Loud splash of a great white shark as it falls back into the water (South Africa)Dip your toe in, hold your breath and get ready to plunge into the deep blue oceans that cover our planet!