When it comes to building sandcastles, there are few things more satisfying than watching your creation come to life. But for many of us, the process of building a sandcastle can be a bit of a mystery. If you’re looking for some guidance, check out these five great children’s books about sandcastles.
1. The Sandcastle Contest by Robert Munsch
In this hilarious picture book, a group of friends compete to see who can build the best sandcastle. With creative (and sometimes outrageous) designs, the contest is anyone’s to win.
2. The Berenstain Bears’ Sandcastle Mystery by Stan and Jan Berenstain
In this latest Bear adventure, the family heads to the beach to build a sandcastle. But when their sandcastle is mysteriously destroyed, the Bears have to find out who did it.
3. How to Build the Perfect Sandcastle by Virginia Kroll
This step-by-step guide shows young readers how to build a sandcastle that’s both sturdy and beautiful. With clear instructions and helpful illustrations, this book is perfect for anyone who wants to build the perfect sandcastle.
4. Castle by David Macaulay
In this classic picture book, David Macaulay takes readers on a tour of a medieval castle, from its humble beginnings as a pile of dirt and rocks to its grandeur as a fully-fledged fortress.
5. The Sandcastle by Elizabeth Bishop
In this beautiful poem, Elizabeth Bishop reflects on the transitory nature of sandcastles and the beauty of their impermanence.