Who’s ready for summer?! Sunshine, weekend adventures, days by the pool, we’re ready for it all!

We thought it’d be fun to dedicate a full week to featuring all things summertime. And we’re starting with our favorite books to celebrate summer. T minus 30 days – but who’s counting!

1 |  SUMMER IS HERE by Heidi Pross Gray

Filled with the highlights of Summer (like picking blueberries, seeing a caterpillar grow, or taking a trip to the beach), Summer Is Here is sure to be a seasonal favorite. (Age range: 2 – 6 years)

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2 |  LET IT SHINE by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

Packed with beautiful illustrations, this rhyming makes this book fun to read as you follow along with a group of children and their parents as they enjoy summer vacation. (Age Range: 3 – 5 years)

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3 |  SUMMER by Ailie Busby

Beginning with “I know it’s summer when…” this book is wonderfully sensory, detailed, and child-centered, Summer is the perfect introduction for young children to the cycles of the year. (Age Range: 2 – 5 years)

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4 |  MAMA, IS IT SUMMER YET? by Nikki McClure

One little boy can’t wait for summer to arrive and keeps asking, “Mama, is it summer yet?” His mom responds, “Not yet,” but there are plenty of signs that spring is changing to summer! (Age range: 2 – 3 years)

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5 |  WELCOME SUMMER by Jill Ackerman

With simple illustrations and textures, Welcome Summer is the perfect first book for baby’s first Summer. (Age Range: 0 – 2 years)

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6 |  SUMMER IS SUMMER by Phillis Gershator

Written with a catchy rhyming scheme, follow four friends as they explore the outdoor world of Summer. We especially love Summer is Summer for the beautiful multi-ethnic group of friends. (Age Range: 3 – 6 years)

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7 |  BABY LOVES SUMMER! by Karen Katz

If your little one loves lift-the-flap books, Baby Loves Summer will quickly become a household favorite. “It’s summertime! What will Baby see?” (Age Range: 1 – 4 years)

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8 |  SUMMER: AN ALPHABET ACROSTIC by Steven Sebnur

This unique book contains twenty-six acrostic poems about Summer. There is a poem for every letter in the alphabet, and it covers a variety of topics from the months of June, July, and August. (Grade Level: PreK – 3)

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9 |  SUMMER: A POP-UP BOOK by David A. Carter

Just released, Summer: A Pop-Up book is simple and seasonal, making it perfect for your little readers. (Age Range: 2 – 5 years)

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10 |  SUMMER DAYS AND NIGHTS by Wong Herbert Yee

Follow along as a little girl explores the outdoors from sunup to sundown. (Age Range: 2 – 6 years)

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11 |  GOOD NIGHT SUMMER by Adam Gamble and Mark Jasper

Another fantastic board book in the Good Night Our World series, Good Night Summer captures the spirit of summertime fun. (Grade Level: PreK and up)

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12 |  SUMMER COLOR! by Diana Murray

Brand new for 2018, Summer Color! is a celebration of playing outdoors. (Age Range: 5 – 6 years)

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13 |  SUMMER by Alice Low

Summer, a classic Dr. Seuss Beginner Book, is easy to read, rhymes, and highlights some summertime favorite activities. (Age Range: 3 – 7 years)

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14 |  AND THEN COMES SUMMER by Tom Brenner

An ode to summers spent outdoors, this book focuses on the excitement that comes from moving into summer from the school year. (Age Range: 4 – 8 years)

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15 |  I SEE SUMMER by Charles Ghigna

Another fantastic book for our younger readers, I See Summer is filled with simple rhymes about the Summer Season. (Age Range: 2 – 4 years)

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You can see the rest of our Summer Guides here.

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