The Best Summmer Family Read!

Apr 29, 2024 by Alexa Bigwarfe, in News & updates

What excites you about summer? Do you remember being a kid and going to the beach? Did you get to go to the beach? Will you be taking your family?


Famous Seaweed Soup offers a sweetly delivered catalog of beach activities and beachcombers’ treasures. In other words, it’s a child-oriented portrait of a family outing.

School Library Journal

Whether you get to make it to the actual coast, a lake, a river, or even just into a good book about the beach, we’ve got a great book suggestion for summer fun.

Famous Seaweed Soup by Antoinette T. Martin is a story of fun at the beach, but also about independence and resilience. 

- an impressively original, delightfully charming, and unreservedly recommended pick for family, daycare center,
preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for children 3-8 years old
Midwest Review Children's Bookwatch June 2023

Famous Seaweed Soup takes kids on a journey of creating their own "soup" with found ingredients at the beach, encouraging days of beachcombing and exploration. What better way to encourage reading over the summer than with a summer themed book!

The best part about this book is how it teaches kids about resilience and independence. Sara’s on a quest to make the perfect seaweed soup. Despite no one wanting to help her, she refuses to give up. Your children will  learn the importance of tenacity and independence.

This beautifully illustrated book is not only fun, but it's a lesson in persistence, self-reliance, and how to enjoy nature. In a world where many children don't play outside enough, this book is an important reminder of how and why outside play is so important.
Lale Davidson

Sounds like a great, fun read, right? We think so!  So we’re discounting it in an enormous way! Use the code SUMMERMAGIC1 for $8 off the hardcover edition or SUMMERMAGIC3 for $3 off the softcover edition of Famous Seaweed Soup . It's the perfect way to add a little summer fun to your bookshelf.

So, as we wave hello to summer, let Famous Seaweed Soup keep your kids reading and their spirit of fun alive while school is out. Grab your copy today and let the adventure begin!