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Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

Whether you’re trying to pass on your passion for offshore adventure to your children, or simply helping them get excited for an upcoming sailing vacation, there are plenty of sea-worthy books to choose from. Here are some of our favorite saltwater-inspired tales for your skippers-in-training to enjoy before, during, or after your family’s unforgettable yacht charter vacation:

Children’s Storybooks (Pre-K – 2nd grade)

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

Sail Away

By: Donald Crews

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

A House for Hermit Crab

By: Eric Carle

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

Where the Wild Things Are

By: Maurice Sendak

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

Rainbow Fish and the Big Blue Whale

By: Marcus Pfister

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

Amelia Bedelia Sets Sail

By: Herman Parish

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

Commotion in the Ocean

By: Giles Andreae

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

The Maggie B

By: Irene Haas

 

Chapter Books (Various Levels)

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

James and the Giant Peach

By: Roald Dahl (1st – 6thgrade)

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

Storm Boy

By: Colin Thiele (3rd – 6th grade)

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

Island of the Blue Dolphins

By: Scott O’Dell (2nd – 5thgrade)

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

The Swiss Family Robinson

By: Johann David Wyss (5th grade +)

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

The Cay

By: Theodore Taylor (5th grade +)

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

Sea Legs

By: Alex Shearer (5th – 9th grade)

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

Carry on, Mr. Bowditch

By: Jean Lee Latham (7th grade +)

 

Best Books for Kids to Read on Vacation

 

Call it Courage

By: Armstrong Sperry (7th grade +)

 

For high school students and adult-level reading, please see our Best Books to Read on Vacation blog post.

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Leslie Montenegro

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