Summertime is super fun with all the beach trips and outdoor playing opportunities for your little one. And of course, you can make it better with a good book (or two)! So here’s helping you do just that.
Read on to discover 20 of my favorite summer books for kids- perfect for those holidays or even during the chilly winter days to brighten up your little one’s mood!
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How To Encourage Kids To Read
If your toddler isn’t an avid reader yet and you’d like him to, here’s a little help. Follow these simple and actionable strategies to encourage him to read more.
- Set aside a read-aloud time for your child. Pick up simple books and read together animatedly.
- Develop interest in newer books with the help of YouTube videos.
- Develop a bedtime reading routine.
- Create a cozy reading corner in your home. Set up a little tepee with a mattress, a few pillows and good books.
- Make it fun- choose interesting and colorful books in a variety of subjects to keep your little one interested.
Summer Books For Kids
And here’s diving right into it! Choose from my selection of the 20 best summer books for kids, and I’m sure you’ll love them all!
Of course, one of Dr Seuss’s classics just had to make it to the list right? This book celebrates all the fun things that come with summer through colorful illustrations and simple words.
If your little one is a fan of First Day Jitters, this one is a must have. With a super interesting storyline and fun illustrations, it will have him hooked on.
Brighten up those dull and boring school days with this book! It has a super funny take on a student’s ‘How I Spent My Summer’ essay!
This one’s a great book for younger readers- a short and joyful story will brightly colored pictures and a fun rhyme.
Is it Warm Enough for Ice Cream is another great pick, and covers a lot of information for younger readers- everything from plant life and the animal kingdom to weather and temperatures.
Sun, Sun: The Joy of a Summer Day at the Beach … A stunningly illustrated, fun and delightful rhyming book for Kids 2-6
Looking for some summer inspired crafts, activities and recipes for kids? I’ve got those too! Here’s a quick list of some of my absolute favorites.
- Easy Bee Crafts For Kids
- DIY Suncatcher Craft Idea
- Instant Pot Desserts Perfect For Summer
- 20+ Sailboat Crafts for Summer
- Summer Sun Paper Plate Craft
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About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts, preschool music and reading with kids. Don’t forget to follow our fun crafts and creative ideas over on Facebook.