This is part 1 of my series on summer books. These are books that are summer-themed or I think would just be great to read outdoors. Summer is a great time to read with your kids. You (hopefully) have more time and probably a more relaxed attitude towards everything. So take your books outside and read. Maybe grab a few from the library for that long car ride. I hope you find some new favorites!
Summer by Alice Low - This is one of the great beginner books from the publishers of Dr. Seuss. I love this illustrator, Roy McKie. The pictures are simple, and just a little old-fashioned. The images perfectly illustrate summer. A girl and a boy go through all of their summer activities. It will get you and your kids excited to plan what you are going to do with your summer.
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Summer Wonders by Bob Raczka - This is another summer book that feels like summer. The illustrations are soft and bright and playful. It has simple but fun rhyming text to go along with the fun summer images. The words describe all of the great things that your child can see and do during the summer. At the end is a recipe for making some delicious ice pops.
Biscuit's First Beach Day by Alyssa Capucilli - We love Biscuit in our house. He's super adorable and gets into a lot of cute mischief. Read along as he discovers sand, seashells, and waves all for the first time. This could be fun to take and read at the beach. Then you can go explore and find all the things that Biscuit found.
The Summer Visitors by Karel Hayes - While the title sounds to me like a horror movie, this is actually a really cute kid's book. Like its prequel The Winter Visitors , the book is about a family of bears who have moved in with a human family. This time they are living in a summer cottage. The bears enjoy cottage life while trying to hide themselves from their human hosts. Funny story with great illustrations.
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Jamberry by Bruce Degen - This book is really hard to find for some reason. It is one of CJ's favorites. We read it at least twice a week. It is great for any time it is growing season. A boy and a bear go searching for berries. They find them everywhere and eat them all day long. The author has a little tidbit in the beginning about how much he loved berry picking as a child and wanted to share that feeling with the book. He does a wonderful job of conveying that with the rhyming words and illustrations.
Zoomer's Summer Snowstorm by Ned Young - A snowstorm in the summer?! How in the world does that happen? Well, Zoomer the dog was making snowcones when ... well, you'll just have to read it and find out! Hilarious illustrations with this really silly story will make this a hit with your kids.
Mouse's First Summer by Lauren Thompson - Beautifully illustrated, this is the story a young mouse who is planning a summer picnic. The words make you feel summer in an amazing way. The writing is extremely vivid and the illustrations are wonderful. There are a few other Mouse books but this is the only one we have so far.
I hope you found some new books to read with your toddler this summer. Happy reading!!
Also, that is not me in the image above, it is my cousin. The extremely pale child is my son.Pin It