|At the Beach
by Elizabeth Spurr
For very young readers, Elizabeth Spurr and Manelle Oliphant show all the fun of a day at the beach.
|Little Rabbit Lost
by Harry Horse
The fun and excitement of an amusement park is brought to life by Harry Horse as Little Rabbit spends the day exploring with his family.
by Mary Ann Rodman
This lighthearted story from Mary Ann Rodman is all about summer, secrets, and fun. Nancy Hayashi’s warm illustrations are a comfort throughout this camp life tale.
Lula loves living by the beach. But soon, her family must leave their home to make way for a new highway. Before the day of her move, Lula makes friends with a small sea monster that she names Bean. Each day Lula returns to the beach to feed him. And each day Bean grows bigger and bigger. But what will happen to Lula’s new friend once she moves away?
|Mrs. Armitage, Queen of the Road
by Quentin Blake
For summer road trips, Quentin Blake has just the thing! Join the offbeat Mrs. Armitage in her liberating adventure on the road with new friends.
|The Sound of All Things
by Myron Uhlberg
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Brooklyn and Coney Island through the eyes—and ears—of a hearing boy and his deaf parents. Myron Uhlberg and Ted Papoulas transport readers to the experience of roller coasters, fireworks, and the beach on a summer day in the 1930’s.
|The Somewhat True Adventures of Sammy Shine
by Henry Cole
Join Sammy Shine on an adventure discovering new friends and a whole new world. For all you summer field and forest explorers, Henry Cole has the perfect story.
|Summer on the Moon
by Adrian Fogelin
Summer vacation takes a turn when Socko and his family move away from the neighborhood he knows so well. Fogelin weaves this summer read with family, loyalty, and community.
|Some Kind of Magic
by Adrian Fogelin
It’s the summer before freshman year of high school for Cass, Jessie, Ben, and Justin. They are way too old to believe in magic, but an old fedora might just change that.
|The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl
by Melissa Keil
Under the hot Australian sun, Alba and her friends are enjoying summer, Christmas, and the end of high school. When a doomsday prophet names their town as the only place that will survive the upcoming Armageddon, Alba’s life is thrown into even more chaos as she anticipates the end of her world as she knows it.
by Sneed B. Collard III
Wildfire season in Montana is threatening Luther’s home, his stepfather’s livelihood, and the raptors he has come to love. Through the voice of this high school sophomore, Sneed B. Collard III illustrates the difficulty of balancing competing environmental and economic interests.
What are some of your favorite summer reads? Share them with us in the comments!