A fun read aloud for kids ages 6 – 9 is The Sand Dollar Club by Annetta LaBar. Whether you are enjoying the sand and surf at the beach or pretending by the wading pool in your own back yard, this book is sure to be a summer favorite! It’s the story of five friends who meet every summer at the beach. Together they discover an environmental problem and come up a plan to clean things up, make some extra money, and in the end use the money to help a friend a need.
Of course, the legend of the sand dollar was an inspiration for this book. The author has cleverly integrated the tale into a lesson of taking care of the things we value – especially our friendships.