Day at the Beach

Written and illustrated by Tom Booth

A day at the beach becomes a lesson in sibling bonding for Gideon in this magical picture book. Every summer, Gideon and his younger sister Audrey build a sand castle—together. But this summer, everything changes. Gideon is going to build the most spectacular sandcastle anyone on the beach has ever seen. And he’s going to do it on his own—without any help from his sister. But much to his surprise, Gideon discovers that building together is more fun and that everyone has their own unique talent when it comes to creativity and imagination, even Audrey.

The Prince and the Pee

Written by Greg Gormley and illustrated by Chris Mould

Prince Freddie is off to save a castle from a ferocious dragon when he realizes that he really, really needs to pee. But what with scary ogres, damsels in distress, and impossibly long lines for the only bathroom in the forest, it looks like Freddie will have to face the fire-breathing dragon without having relieved himself. Or will he? The two-birds-with-one-stone ending to this hilarious tale from the brilliant Greg Gormley and Chris Mould will have readers laughing so hard, they'll run for their own restrooms.

Sandcastle That Lola Built

Written by Megan Maynor and illustrated by Kate Berube

Lola is building her dream sandcastle—one with a tall, tall tower and sea glass that sends signals to mermaids. But the beach is crowded, and soon enough, a boy steps on her castle. Not to worry! Lola recruits him to build a wall. When a toddler with a bulldozer starts digging too close the walls, Lola decides he can be in charge of digging the moat. As the sandcastle grows, so does Lola’s friendly group of helpers. There’s only one thing that Lola doesn’t want near the sandcastle: a wave! Will the new friends be able to salvage the mermaids’ castle when their hard work is washed away?

Night Air

Written and illustrated by Ben Sears

Plus Man is a roguish knave without equal, an antihero in his own mind. His coolheaded robot, however, knows better. This odd couple has just been given a break: a tip on a score of valuable alloy. The catch? The alloy is in a haunted castle. One really haunted castle.

Sleeping Handsome and the Princess Engineer

Written by Kay Woodward and illustrated by Jo de Ruiter

Prince Jack is strong, rich, a top trampolinist and very, very handsome ...but he is also cursed. When he is pricked by a sword he, and his whole castle, fall sound asleep. It's up to the Princess Engineer to come and save the day.

The Very Last Castle

Written by Travis Jonker and illustrated by Mark Pett

Ibb, curious about the lone castle in her town, forms a long-distant friendship with the guard and, despite warnings there is something fearful inside, accepts his invitation to enter.

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