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17 Picture Books to Celebrate Summer
As the days lengthen and temperatures climb, celebrate the sunshine with these recent books about summer for kids. Summer solstice is on June 21! Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. We only recommend items our team loves! This alliterative delight chronicles a delicious summer meal—from planting, to preparation, to dinnertime. What better way to spend a summer day than hunting for bugs? Summer adventures at the beach are even more fun when kids use their imaginations.
The summer before kindergarten is a bittersweet time. Kids may be feeling a little grown up and excited about starting school with the big kids. Or, they may be filling a little trepidatious about the prospect of spending more time away from home. You can ease the transition by spending lots of time bonding with your rising kindergarteners while reading the books on this kindergarten summer reading list! I wanted to make a summer book list for year olds that had a fun learning theme without being alphabet and number books, so I came up with the idea of curating a list of books with great word play. This list focuses on rhymes, nonsense language, mixed-languages, puns, vocabulary and all around silly word play. I think the funny and quirky books on this list will make every soon-to-be-kindergartener smile.
Reading Rockets' annual summer booklist makes it easy to find great books kids will enjoy during the long, lazy days of summer. This list can be a springboard for helping your kids choose books on topics that pique their curiosity — that's what really motivates children to want to read! Visit our summer reading site, Start with a Book , to discover lots more great fiction and nonfiction books — matched with topics kids love like dinosaurs, bugs, flight, superheroes, poetry, and the night sky! These summer reading booklists are created by our children's literature expert, Maria Salvadore, who also writes the Page by Page blog. It features books so engaging that your child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or student will delight in them over and over again. Each book was chosen based on age, reading level, topic, writing quality, illustrations, and overall excellence. We make a special effort to highlight newly published books.
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Summer means sunscreen, swimsuits, and — of course! Is there anything better than cuddling up with your child, a big stack of books, and no place to go? Zuri loves her special hair — every kink and curl! A giraffe — because that neck is just absurd. The made-up animals will have you and your child laughing out loud at this unexpected take on the classic alphabet book. Which is to say, the grand majority of us.
Happy summer vacation! Reading, lots and lots of reading, is the only way to keep kids growing as readers. But kids need lots of good books. Because book series are the best! Picture Book List for Pre-Readers.