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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Beach House by Deanna Caswell and Amy June Bates (Illustrations)

Release Date - May 12, 2015

Deanna Caswell
Amy June Bates
Chronicle Kids

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

You know the excitement of going to the beach? That's exactly what's captured in the book Beach House. After the long trip, the kids are anxious, but first there are things to do. Emptying the car, unpacking the luggage, how much longer are these kids going to have to wait?

Going to the beaches in Maine is something we've tried to do yearly since our kids were born. Whether we're in York, Wells Beach, Ogunquit, Camp Ellis, or farther north on Bailey Island, the excitement of the departure, the four-hour ride, reaching our destination, and then arriving to check out the rental home, unpacking, and making beds -are all part of the fun. I've been there, both as a kid and as an adult, so I get the kids' eagerness in Beach House.

The vocabulary isn't going to be challenging to a beginning reader. Sentences like "Summer's here. Doors fly open. End of the road." All of those short sentences are ideal for learning how to read. With summer just about to arrive, this is a great choice for parents and children to read together.

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