Summer is my absolute favorite time of year! It’s the perfect time for making memories with little ones and what better way to do so than with books. On this list, I’ve included a variety of books that range from timeless classics to books addressing important social-emotional concepts.
The goals is for each book on the list to spark a love of reading and to create some meaningful reading memories over the summer. Picture books are such wonderful literacy tools for all ages, as they include a range of vocabulary and topics that even more independent readers can benefit from.
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21 Books To Read This Summer
Mr Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Matchev
How to Be a Lion by Ed Verve
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall-
Should I Share My Ice-Cream Mo Willems
The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfield
Nobody Hugs a Cactus by Cater Goodrich
Island Born Junot Diaz
You Made Me a Dad by Laurenne Sala
The Good Egg by Jory John
Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
Tiny T Rex and the Impossible Hug by Jonathan Stutzman
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
Danny and the Dinosaur by Sad Hoff
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
Mr. Magee Down to the Sea by Chis Van Dusen
Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall
Remarkably You by Pat Zietlow Miller
And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner
The Gruffalo by Julie Donaldson
Dragon’s Love Tacos by Adam Rubin
Let me know some of your favorite summer reads in the comments! As always, please don’t forget to follow along on Instagram and pin the image below! Happy Reading!
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