Florida is a top destination for spring break with families. Earlier this week I asked a few bloggers to let me know what their favorite Florida destinations were, and the overwhelming response was – the beaches! Well, not technically, but the common thread was that the places mentioned are all great beach destinations. So, let’s take a look at the best children’s books for a trip to the Florida Beaches for Spring Break.
General Books about Florida for Kids
While we have a whole section of children’s books set in Florida, I thought I would highlight a handful that make great reading at various age ranges.
What am I? Florida
by Anne Margaret Lewis (Author), Tom Mills (Illustrator)
Identify Florida’s animals in this fun board book.
F is for Florida
by Christin Farley (Author), Stephanie Miles (Author)
An A-Z of Florida in a beautifully illustrated board book.
by Marion Dane Bauer (Author), C.B. Canga (Illustrator)
An early reader that explores all areas of Florida.
Florida: What’s So Great About this State
by Kate Boehm Jerome (Author)
Help your kids understand why a trip to Florida will be so fun.
My Grandma Lives in Florida
by Ed Shankman (Author), Dave O’Neill (Illustrator)
So many spring break trips involve visiting grandparents (I know, we’ve done it).
Children’s Books for a Trip to the Beach
Here’s a selection of books that are about the beach, the ocean, and the shells. These can be used for any beach trip.
The Seashore Book
by Charlotte Zolotow (Author), Wendell Minor (Illustrator)
A story about a mother and son at the beach.
The Beachcomber’s Companion
by Anna Marlis Burgard (Author), Jillian Ditner (Illustrator)
Help kids identify the seashells they’re finding on their Florida Beach vacation.
National Geographic Kids Ocean Animals Sticker Activity Book: Over 1,000 Stickers!
by National Geographic Kids (Author)
Think about the animals in the ocean with this fun sticker book.
Go Explore Discover Beach Edition: Scavenger Adventure Book for Kids
by Creativity Builders (Author)
A beach scavenger hunt for kids.
Travel Guide for a Trip to Florida
And, finally, a guide book for a trip to Florida. I love the DK book series because they include so many photos. And photos do a great job of getting kids (and parents) excited for their trip. Bonus points for this one – it’s meant for families!
DK Eyewitness Family Guide Florida
by DK Eyewitness (Author)
One of my favorite travel guides for families. Hot tip: make sure you’re getting the latest edition available. If the latest edition is more than a few years old, it may be better to go with another guide.
More books for Florida trips, more Florida travel tips, and more Spring Break destinations – coming soon!