Reading is even more important during the summer months when kids are not in school. Either read to them, or if older, give them the opportunity to read by themselves. What better way to do this than to plug in some books about summer? Below are my favorite books about summer for little kids.
Arthur’s Family Vacation by Marc Brown
It’s raining on Arthur’s vacation! Join him as he finds fun things to do in spite of the rain.
A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen
Join Mr. Magee and his canine sidekick on a camping trip that turns into a wild adventure!
Last Day Blues by Julie Danneberg
Mrs. Hartwell’s class doesn’t want her to miss them over the vacation. See the last day of school from both the students and teachers’ perspectives.
Let It Shine by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Who doesn’t love playing out in the sunshine? Three young children and their dog enjoy summer activities in this delightful book by Maryann Cocca-Leffler.
Maisy Learns to Swim by Lucy Cousins
Join Maisy as she goes swimming for the first time. This is sure to make a splash with little ones learning to swim themselves.
Mama, Is It Summer Yet? by Nikki McClure
Experience the passage of time through the seasons as a little boy asks the question and his mother explains the signs of the different seasons.
Mouse’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson
Join Mouse and Minka as they invite you to eat some juicy watermelon and celebrate summer with a picnic in the park.
One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews
Join a young girl as she navigates her way through a hot summer day in the city until a thunderstorm arrives.
Penguin on Vacation by Salina Yoon
Tired of the cold and the snow, Penguin decides to visit the beach, but he needs to learn how to have fun in the sun!
Duck & Goose Go to the Beach by Tad Hills
Join Duck and Goose on another adventure…this time to the ocean!
Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee
Appreciate the small but special details of the summer season as a little girl entertains herself on a hot summer day and into the night.
The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing
Join a little girl and her family as they try to get ready to go on vacation.
Do you have any favorite books about summer that are on this list?
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