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Backpack Explorer: Beach Walk

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  17 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Pack up sandcastle-building supplies, sunscreen, and this take-along activity book! In the second book of the Backpack Explorer series from the Editors of Storey Publishing, little beachcombers are encouraged to discover all the wonders of saltwater oceans and freshwater lakes, from identifying shorebirds to learning about the life found in tide pools to listening to the w ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
A book that present what you can find on a beach, pages to annotate what you found, activities/games to do while at the beach, and other stuff related once again to the... beach! Very simple, maybe too much, you can easily come up with half the contents of the book just by yourself if you think for 5 minutes. But it's still a decent kid «journal» to prepare and accompanied (so not sure about that choice of word...) him for first time at the beach. ...more
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
This is one of those books that I just was looking at to get it off my ARC list. As a result I didn't have much expecatations for it while getting this book was more or less a downer.

Understandably some of the ARCs that readers get are books that are works in process and in those cases I don't mind a few misspelled words, unended comments or even a few wrong or lost pictures. Most of the time I will mention it in the review for a helpful heads-up to the author and/or editor. In this case I am
Backpack Explorer: Beach Walk is a children’s nonfiction activity book by the editors of Storey Publishing. I enjoyed this short (60 page) action-packed book. I received an ARC ebook for my review. A hardback copy will be available April 2, 2019 that features a real magnifying glass, stickers to use in the book, and a beach log to record what you did and what you saw.

The text in this book is organized in one – five paragraphs per page, which is sufficient for grades 2-3. The authors employ image
Alicia Bayer
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a fun, interactive book for young kids who are headed to the beach. It includes information and brief field guides for 12 types of things kids will find at the beach -- rocks, shells, mammals, shore birds, tracks, seaweed, crustaceans, fish, jellyfish, tide pools, coastal plants and sea stars (and their friends). For each of the 12 categories, there is an "I found it!" sticker that kids can put in the book when they find an example, plus a page illustrating some examples, along with acti ...more
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am reviewing this book for Emily Hawkins, Tom Adams, Quarto Publishing and NetGalley who gave me a copy of their book for an honest review.
What a fantastic book which will encourage children to explore their environment - in this case, the beach. The photographs are brilliant - I love the use of photos instead of drawings as children need to see the real thing.
I would have used this with my children as it gives ideas of what they could do and what they can look for. There is information about
Barbara Band
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Under 8; younger children with guidance.
Superb! Great book to take to the beach or on a seaside holiday. Packed full of information, illustrations and photographs, there's enough to keep children occupied for a week exploring the beach and environs, and undertaking all the suggested activities. From sand games to wave identification to exploring stones. The book is divided into four sections: nature field guides; beach fun and games; seaside hunts; and discovery zone. I also love the suggestion of sitting quietly with your eyes closed ...more
Mar 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Backpack Explorer: Beach Walk is a fun, educational book that is enjoyable for young children. It is a child-friendly book with a lot of photos and descriptions. My five year old enjoyed reading this book with me in preparation for our upcoming beach trip, although I think the book is geared more toward upper elementary children. I would recommend this book for parents and their children to read together.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Storey Publishing through NetGalley and w
Sep 18, 2020 rated it liked it
I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a neat book to help you explore and learn about the beach. There are places where you can notate what you find. It would probably be great for a homeschool activity.
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I recently included this book in a nature backpack I assembled for my grandchildren ages 6 and 3. The perfect accompaniment to the journal, drawing stuff, binoculars, etc. We used the book for the first time and the many activities and various guides captured their attention for a half day's adventure. ...more
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Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book and think that young beach explorers (and their adults) will too! It is filled with information, photographs, illustrations, stickers, suggested activities and more. There are many suggestions about things to look for and observe; everything from seabirds to plants to tides to sounds to shells and rocks and loads more. There are suggestions for games, building sandcastles and many other activities. At the back of the book is a facsimile of a diary entry in which a child ...more
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Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
A book on what you will find in the beach, suggesting on some activities you can do in the beach. Illustrations are wonderful. There is a backpack log at the end which the kids can use it for their journal to record their day at the beach. Contents include sea stars, sand games, sand & stones, sand castle, shore birds, shells, seaweed, tide pools, water, waves and tides, Crustaceans, Fish, Marine mammals, jellyfish, tracks, coastal plants and Ocean food web.

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