These books are perfect for sharing at the beach, at the park, or under a shady tree! Visit your local public library or bookstore for more summer titles
Arthur’s Family Vacation by Marc Brown. Arthur isn’t sure vacation at the beach will be much fun without his best friend Buster, especially when it starts to rain.
Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse. On a sweltering hot day, everyone in Tessie’s city neighborhood hopes for rain.
Curious George Goes to an Ice Cream Shop by H.A. Rey. It’s hard to decide on just one flavor when there are so many to choose from!
Hello Ocean/Hola mar by Pam Muñoz Ryan. Illustrated by Mark Astrella. You can almost smell the ocean air in this poetic celebration of the sea. (English and Spanish)
How Many Stars in the Sky? by Lenny Hort. Paintings by James E. Ransome. On a warm summer night, a boy and his father drive to the country to count the stars.
I Get Wet by Vicki Cobb. Explore water through simple facts and engaging family activities.
Lyle Walks the Dog: A Counting Book by Bernard Waber. Just how many dogs can Lyle walk at once?
Martha and Skits by Susan Meddaugh. A new puppy named Skits has joined Martha and her family. Will he grow up to be a talking dog like Martha?
One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews. A little girl tells about her adventures on one particularly sizzling day.
The Ugly Vegetables by Grace Lin. At first a girl thinks the Chinese vegetables she and her mother grow are “ugly,” but they are just right for making delicious soup.
¡Perros! ¡Perros! Dogs! Dogs! by Ginger Fogelsong Guy. Pictures by Sharon Glick. All kinds of dogs are dashing through the town. Where are they going? (English and Spanish)
Wild about Books by Judy Sierra. Pictures by Marc Brown. When a bookmobile makes an unscheduled stop at a zoo, all the animals discover that they love books and reading!