A Wynk, a Blynk and a Nod to Books about Summer Fun
Summer was always a lot of fun for us growing up, and it still is today. School’s out, the weather’s great, and opportunities abound for lots of outdoor activities: a trip to the pool or beach, going camping or hiking, or simply enjoying a summer picnic! Get your summer off to a great start with some great books that capture the essence of the season. Our suggestions of books, both new and old, will hopefully make you want to explore and enjoy summer all the more.
New Summer Books
Created by the American Museum of Natural History, this board book contains 26 animals from the sea. Beautiful color photographs illustrate each letter. Brief facts are included as well.
Camp Rex by Molly Idle
Cordelia and her troop of dino-scouts enjoy a camping trip in the great outdoors. This book features the same characters from Idle’s Tea Rex.
The Camping Trip by Catherine Hapka, illus. by Anne Kennedy
In this tenth book in the Pony Scouts series, friends Meg, Jill, and Annie are spending summer vacation with their ponies, and it is Meg’s first time camping. A great choice for early readers.
Cheers for a Dozen Ears: A Summer Crop of Counting by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, illus. by Susan Swan
This is the second collaboration between author and illustrator in which they pair a season with an early learning concept, in this case counting. Their earlier work was entitled Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes. The collage illustrations capture both the seasonal and counting concepts.
Duck & Goose Go to the Beach by Tad Hills (e-book)
In this latest Duck & Goose escapade, the tenth to be exact, they […]