I love summer so much! Especially since moving to the midwest where frigid winters take up about half the year, I’ve come to really appreciate the warm sunny summer days.
These are some of the books that my boys and I have been particularly loving the past couple months!
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Best Summer Books For Kids
A story about a boy who builds up his courage to jump off the diving board. The story is very well-written, and being brave is something that my 3 year-old is working on (especially at night-time) so it’s very relatable.
I love that the main character is a person of color. I like to bring in books with characters of diverse backgrounds. We haven’t explicitly talked about race yet, but I think exposure from a young age is very important!
Goldfish on Vacation
Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones (the same writer of the Jesus Storybook Bible–our favorite children’s Bible!) This book is based on true events about a neglected fountain that is restored, and brings many goldfish and children together.
The Sandcastle that Lola Built
Lola unexpectedly makes new friends while building a sandcastle at the beach.
Froggy’s Lemonade Stand
My 3 year-old loves these Froggy books! He finds them hilarious 🙂 And he would reenact the book and “make lemonade” for the next few days after reading these books.
A family prepares a lovely summer supper together. I love that there are many vegetables and fruits in this book.
Big Book of Bugs
My 3 year-old has been loving this book. The pictures are colorful, and the book is informative. We read through probably just a couple pages at a time and learn about different types of bugs. I’ve learned so much as well!
Big Book of Blooms
I haven’t been able to get my hands on this one yet, but since we love The Big Book of Bugs, I’m sure we’ll love this one as well!
Bear Sees Colors
I love all the bear series by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman! They are all beautifully written and the illustrations are lovely as well.
This book is perfect for younger kiddos! My 1.5 year-old is interested in colors these days, and definitely knows the color blue (bwoo!).
Summertime in the Big Woods
I loved the Little House on the Prairie series growing up, and these are a fun adaptation for younger readers.
A Lullaby of Summer Things
A sweet rhyming book about a family cleaning up and getting ready for bed after a wonderful day at the beach.
And Then Comes Summer
There are so many fun things to do in summer, and this book highlights them all! From the beginning of summer break to 4th of July to going on family camping trips, this book makes everyone long for summer!