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Favorite Children’s Books about Summer
Kids can’t wait for the summer months! No more school! Lazy days with lots of fun outside. And that summer reading list that they received on the last day of school is all but forgotten. But a great way to keep kids engaged during the summer is to find some favorite books about summer!
When you need a break from all the summer activities, reading is a great alternative during the summer on a hot day. Sometimes it can be too hot to get outside and have fun. These are the perfect long days to break out some new books, have a little picnic inside and catch up on some reading.
While my kids love to be outside playing in water or running around during summer as much as they possibly can, sometimes they also love bringing out some of their favorite picture books. They set up a little library with our neighbors while sitting in the shade and either read to each other or look through the books themselves.
If you are looking for a good book list for those long summer days, check out these best children’s books about summer!
Summer Picture Books
And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner
How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
Summer Song by Kevin Henkes
One Summer Night by Tammi Salzano
Books About Lemonade Stands
Lemonade Stand: A Rhyming Summer Picture Book by Dee Smith
Splat the Cat and the Lemonade Stand by Rob Scotten
Maisy Makes Lemonade by Lucy Cousins
Lemonade for Sale by Stuart J. Murphy
Books About the Last Day of School
Do Not Bring Your Dragon to the Last Day of School by Julie Gassman
Goodbye for Now by Madison Rowe
Lizzie and the Last Day of School by Trinka Hakes Noble
Toddler Summer Favorites
My 1st Books of Seasons by Sara Kale
I See Summer by Charles Ghigna
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s First Summer by Eric Carle
Llama Llama Sand and Sun: A Touch & Feel Book by Anna Dewdney
Biscuit’s First Beach Day by Alissa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories
Summer in the Forest by Rusty Finch
Sunny Day: A Celebration of the Sesame Street Theme Song by Joe Raposo
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
Early Readers Summer-Themed Books (Ages 4-7)
The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach by James Dean
The Night Before Summer Camp by Natasha Wing and Mindy Pierce
Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise by H.A. Rey
Frozen: Anna & Elsa: Olaf’s Perfect Summer Day by Jessica Julius
Jabari Jumps by Gala Cornwall
My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis
Take Me Out to the Ball Game by Jack Norworth and Amiko Hirao
The Berenstain Bears Summer Fun! by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain
Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping by Melanie Watt
Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey
One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews
Summer Books for Young Readers
Summer Pony by Jean Slaughter Doty
Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer by Megan McDonald
Shark Summer by Ira Marcks
Sunny Makes a Splash: A Graphic Novel by Jennifer L. Holm
Summer Chapter Books
The Summer Camp Science Mysteries by Lynda Beauregard
Summer of the Woods (The Virginia Mysteries) by Steven K. Smith
My Weird School Summer Reading Box Set by Dan Gutman
Summer of the Sea Serpent (Magic Tree House Merlin Mission) by Mary Pope Osborne
Cam Jansen and the Summer Camp Mysteries by David A. Adler
Fitting in some time to read books during the summer is a great way to help kids continue to grow their love of reading while they have a break from school.
It’s also the perfect break from the summer sun. Spending a hot afternoon at the local library checking out a beautiful summer story can be so much fun!
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