Yippee! Time for Summer Books!

Yippee! Time for Summer Books!

A big yippee for summer!!! Not all of today’s books are strictly summer books. I did add a few that just feel like summer to me.


  How Do You Know It’s Summer? by Lisa M. Herrington

In simple text and photos, this book tells about the weather, plants, animals, and kids’ activities of summer.


  Nana’s Summer Surprise by Heather Hartt-Sussman, illustrated by Georgia Graham

Nana and Gramps think their grandson will be excited when his cousin comes to visit at their summer lake house. He is, until he sees how much she’s changed over the past year. She doesn’t want to do anything fun! But maybe planning a surprise birthday party will be something they can do together.


  Penelope Nuthatch and the Big Surprise by David Gavril

Penelope’s good friend Luther Crow invites her for an unforgettable surprise. She is sure it’s a chance to see the ballet Swan Lake and gets all gussied up for their date. Unfortunately, Luther has a much different surprise in mind—a water amusement park. How well will Penelope handle her disappointment?


  The Best Place by Susan Meddaugh

An old wolf thinks his house with its perfect screened porch is the best place. But a friend suggests he doesn’t actually know his house is the best place since he’s never been anywhere else. So the old wolf sells his house and goes on a journey of discovery. What he discovers sends him home again, but where will he live?


  Mouse’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by Buket Erdogan

One sunny summer day, Mouse and his friend Minka set out to explore the joys of summer. They eat watermelon, tumble down a grassy hill, fly a kite, and do lots more only-summer things.


  When it’s the Last Day of School by Maribeth Boelts, illustrated by Hanako Wakiyama

James tells his plans for the last day of school before summer vacation. He’ll be a star student, complete his work with his lucky pencil, be polite, and clean his desk to perfection. His plans lead to the perfect moment when school is over for the year…


Veo el verano / I See Summer by Charles Ghigna, illustrated by Ag Jatkowska (sorry, no link)

Sunshine, families, sailboats, gardens, ice cream, and more fill this bilingual celebration of summer.


  Kitten’s Summer by Eugenie Fernandes

Kitten dashes through the neighborhood and sees what the other animals are doing: Rabbit races, Turtle splashes. Robin shelters, Squirrel scrambles. Lots of animals and actions are shown.


  Fireflies! by Julie Brinckloe

When a boy spots his first firefly of the summer, he grabs a jar and runs outside. He joins all the neighborhood kids as they catch the glowing fireflies and put them in jars. He goes to bed with his firefly lantern by his side. But what will he do when they stop glowing?


  The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

A girl and her dog set out to build a magnificent thing. They work, fail, work, fail, work, fail… until finally the girl explodes. Her dog suggests they go for a walk—maybe this will help them figure something out. Quirky illustrations and persistence make this book shine.


Time to grab some good books, head outside, and find a nice shady place to read!


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