Season 6 - Episodes 7 & 8 - A Lighthouse Adventure

A Lighthouse Adventure

A Lighthouse Adventure: Part 1  is sponsored by Scholastic.

A Lighthouse Adventure: Part 2  is sponsored by Workman Publishing.

Join Lauren and the Reading Bug as they travel back in time to visit Boston Harbor and the Boston Light lighthouse that shines out over the ocean to protect the ships. But, when a dangerous storm rolls in, you'll need to be ready to assist the lighthouse keeper and his family!

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
Of Salt and Shore By Annet Schaap, Laura Watkinson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Annet Schaap, Laura Watkinson (Translated by)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781623542306
Published: Charlesbridge - October 13th, 2020

Every evening Lampie, the lighthouse keeper's daughter, must light a lantern to warn ships away from the rocks, but one stormy night disaster strikes. The lantern is not lit, a ship is wrecked, and someone must pay.


The Storm (Lighthouse Family #1) By Cynthia Rylant, Preston McDaniels (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Cynthia Rylant, Preston McDaniels (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780689848827
Published: Beach Lane Books - September 1st, 2003

Life with only the sea can be lonely. Just ask Pandora and Seabold. They've lived most of their lives with the sea -- Pandora in a lighthouse and Seabold on a boat -- and they're each quite used to being alone. Or they were.
But one day, the sea did something extraordinary: It brought Pandora and Seabold together! And even better, the sea gave them the ingredients for an adventure that neither of them had considered before-an adventure called "family."


Our Castle by the Sea By Lucy Strange Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781338353853
Published: Chicken House - April 30th, 2019

Growing up in a lighthouse, 11-year-old Pet's world has been one of storms, secret tunnels, and stories about sea monsters. But now the country is at war and the clifftops are a terrifying battleground. Pet will need to muster all her bravery to uncover why her family is being torn apart. This is the story of a girl who is afraid and unnoticed. A girl who freezes with fear at the enemy planes ripping through the skies overheard. A girl who is somehow destined to become part of the strange, ancient legend of the Daughters of Stone.


The Lighthouse Mystery (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #8) By Gertrude Chandler Warner, David Cunningham (Illustrator) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807545461
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 1st, 1990

Renting a lighthouse is unusual, but even more so is an unfriendly boy's peculiar behavior.


Non-Fiction: 
Lighthouses for Kids: History, Science, and Lore with 21 Activities (For Kids series #26) By Katherine L. House Cover Image
$16.95
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ISBN: 9781556527203
Published: Chicago Review Press - March 1st, 2008

Bringing to life an era when rivers, lakes, and oceans were the nation’s highways and lighthouses served as traffic signals and maps, this comprehensive reference provides children with an in-depth history of lighthouses and firsthand stories of the challenges faced by lighthouse keepers. Filled with engaging activities such as learning how to tie a bowline knot and building a model lighthouse, this unique book also includes a field guide to U.S. lighthouses, places to visit, a time line, glossary, websites to explore, and a reading list for further study.


Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
Lighthouse: A Story of Remembrance By Robert Munsch, Janet Wilson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Robert Munsch, Janet Wilson (Illustrator)
$19.99
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ISBN: 9780439974585
Published: North Winds Press - November 3rd, 2022

The Lighthouse between the Worlds (Lighthouse Keepers) By Melanie Crowder Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781534405141
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2018

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