If you’re looking for a Summer children’s book list for your seasonal bookshelf, then you’ve come to the right place!
You may have already read our Autumn book list blog post before, so I thought it was time I add another for the warm, hazy summer days, when the days are long, and the bedtime routine lasts infinitely longer than usual. Extra books are always handy!
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Summer Book List
by Gerda Muller
Another in the Gerda Muller ‘Seasons’ Board Book Collection. Beautiful, seasonal, picture books.
Summer Story (Brambly Hedge)
by Jill Barklem
And another Brambly Hedge, seasonal tale! We love the continuity with our favourite characters through the different, seasonal stories.
The Sun Egg
by Elsa Beskow
A mysterious orange egg has fallen into the woods. “It’s a sun egg!” declares the elf who finds it nestled on the forest floor. Soon she and her friends discover what it really is; but not before the sun egg is lost and little elf begins a wonderful adventure
Peter in Blueberry Land
by Elsa Beskow
Peter is looking for blueberries for his mother’s birthday but he can’t find a single one. Suddenly he feels a light tap on his shoe, and a strange and magical adventure begins. This is one of Elsa Beskow’s best-known and best-loved books. Peter gets to explore the world of the blueberry and cranberry children from a miniature size, discovering lots about the natural world that he didn’t know before
The Story of the Wind Children
by Sibylle von Olfers
George wants to play with his boats, but there’s no breeze to make them sail. Then he meets Willow, one of the lively wind children, who asks George to join her on an adventure. Willow blows dandelions in the meadows, shakes apples from the tree and plays with the leaf children. Then it’s time for George to go home.
Flower Fairies of the Summer
by Cicely Mary Barker
Here is the Summer installment of the gorgeous classic ‘Flower Fairies’ collection. You can buy the full collection as a whole, or you can just buy each individual season.
Each seasonal flower has it’s own fairy and poem. STUNNING.
Summer Days and Nights
by Wong Herbert Yee
On a hot summer day, a little girl finds ways to entertain herself and stay cool. She catches a butterfly, sips lemonade, jumps in a pool, and goes on a picnic. At night, she sees an owl in a tree and a frog in a pond, and hears leaves rustling. Before long, she’s fast asleep, dreaming about more summer days and summer nights.
by Hannah Pang
Watch six breathtaking landscapes from around the world transform in front of your eyes, in this beautifully illustrated book. With simple facts about the wildlife and plants that change through every season, this is the perfect book for all nature lovers.
I See Summer
by Charles Ghigna
Pea pods, cucumbers, and strawberries provide plenty of opportunities for counting in the garden! Follow Dad, Grandma, and other family members as they pick and count. Hidden numbers on every page give readers an opportunity to search and learn
and even more…
And Then Comes Summer
by Tom Brenner
When the days stretch out like a slow yawn, and the cheerful faces of Johnny-jump-ups jump up . . . then it’s time to get ready for summer! From flip-flops and hide-and-seek to fireworks and ice-cream trucks, from lemonade stands and late bedtimes to swimming in the lake and toasting marshmallows, there’s something for everyone in this bright and buoyant celebration of the sunny season
by Sam Usher
It’s the hottest day of the year, hotter than broccoli soup, hotter than the Atacama Desert, hotter than the surface of the sun. It’s just the right kind of day for a boy and his grandad to go for a picnic. But as the sun beats down, Grandad keeps having to stop for a rest, and by the time they find the perfect picnic spot, some pirates have beaten them to it. Good job they have enough food to share.
Summer is Here
by Heidi Pross Gray
Explore Nature And Have An Adventure Together Summer is a time when nature is bursting at the seams. Pick blueberries, see a caterpillar grow from an egg to a butterfly, or take a trip to the lake or beach with your family. Peek under rocks, look up in the trees, dive into the water–there is so much to learn and so much to discover together when you read Summer is Here!
So there you have it! Some sweet and warm reads for the sweet and warm season.
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