Summer Books

I filled my library tote with summer-themed books, and I had so much fun reading them with Baby A!

 For a trip to the cabin:
Carl's Summer Vacation by Alexandra Day

Carl and Madeleine (who is now two or three years old) skip naptime for summer cabin classics such as canoeing and picnicing. Delightful and colorful illustrations show the playful but responsible Carl at his summer best.

 For nonfiction:
Bird, Butterfly, Eel by James Prosek

Gorgeous paintings follow the bird, butterfly, and eel on their summer journeys from the farm they inhabit, to the next generation. The story is straight-forward and informative, and surprisingly engaging. Children ages 8 and up would best soak up this scientific beauty.

 For humor:

Hot Hot Hot by Neal Layton

The Ice Age ends, much to the dismay of the woolly mammoths in this comical peek into the past. This is a great way to introduce learning about the history of Earth, and even has a fact page in the back. It also works great for some empathy on scorching hot days when even swimming doesn't bring relief. I'd say it's best for ages 6 and up.

Our library has a summer reading program for kids, even babies! We're hoping to score a free book after a couple of months of daily reading. Do you have a summer reading program?

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