What We’re Reading: Books About Summer

“Come with me,’ Mom says.
To the library. Books and summertime go together.”
― Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me

These words couldn’t be truer. Books and summertime fit together like peanut butter and apple butter. You thought I was going to say jelly, didn’t you? PB&J is good, but PB and apple butter are like a cool breeze and the warm summer sun shining down on you at the same time. Perfect.

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What We're Reading: Books About Summer

Growing up summertime definitely meant more time to read for me. Outside, under a tree was where I preferred. On rainy days, I’d sit in our barn and read until the rain stopped. And then I’d find my tree and read some more.

I know later on down the road my children will choose whether or not reading is something they want to continue without me. For right now, though, I feel as a parent that I need to instill a healthy reading habit in them. And for right now, they don’t mind. As I have mentioned previously, they love to read. And that makes my heart happy.

So, what are we reading right now? Books about summertime!

Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee

This books perfectly tells the story of summertime and childhood. It captures all the fun there is to do in the summer when you are young. The illustrations are wonderful. Your little one is sure to enjoy it as much as mine did.

Here are three more books about summertime adventures:

Cheers for a Dozen Ears: A Summer Crop of Counting by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky

This story takes place at a Farmer’s Market. It showcases healthy fruits and vegetables while encouraging discussion on shapes, colors, and numbers. The illustrations are rich in colors and textures. It is a lovely book.

Here are three more books for your farm and nature lovers:

The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing

This book portrays a family getting ready for summer vacation. A twist on the song “The Night Before Christmas”, the rhyming and colorful illustrations help bring it to life for young readers.  

Here are three more great books by Natasha Wing:


Do you’re kids have any favorite books about summertime? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!

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7 thoughts on “What We’re Reading: Books About Summer

  1. This is such a lovely roundup of summer books! I, too, hope to nurture a love of reading within my children’s little hearts. Just today we left the library and my oldest has been reading nonstop since we’ve arrived home. Nothing melts my heart more than a little one walking across the house with a book in hand because they just cannot put it down. And I must agree, peanut butter and apple butter all the way!

  2. Fun list! Thanks! I will have to check out the “The Night Before the Fourth of July.” My son’s birthday is on the Fourth of July, so it’s always fun to find books about it, too! One of our favorite summer ones is “The Snail and the Whale” by Julia Donaldson. We love the ocean! 🙂
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