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The coast of Oregon extends for miles, with sheltered coves and endless beaches, silvery driftwood logs tossed up willy-nilly on the sand, tide pools teeming with exciting creatures for kids to discover, sand dunes shaped by the winds, rocky headlands for whale watching, lighthouses stand guard, guiding ships to safety, their beacons flashing far out to sea.

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kids books
Where Do I Sleep?
Jennifer Blomgren, Andrea Gabriel

A baby gray whale sleeps offshore, puffins nest in the cliffs, a black tailed fawn snoozes under the trees, a baby sea otter lies with his mom, drifting on a kelp bed, the stars overhead. Enchanting illustrations! (Picture book)


Adrienne Mason, Nancy Gray Ogle

All about those sea otters that live in the waters off the Oregon coast. Find out why otters keep clean (to stay warm), how they move (they use their tail like a paddle to steer), how they eat (in the water, floating on their back). (Picture book)


Otters - kids books British Columbia
Lighthouses for Kids  
Lighthouses for Kids
Katherine L. House

An illustrated history of lighthouses, true stories of keepers' kids, types and construction of lighthouses, plus 21 activities (such as make a model lighthouse, solar marshmallow roaster, or lighthouse cake). Good for older kids. (Activity book)


More children's books on other Oregon pages.