Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Our Summer Children's Book Picks


Summer is in full swing and we are finally getting around to picking up summer themed books from the library. We have a large home book collection but only 1 book about summer. So off to the library we went!


One Hot Summer Day is a fun book about a little girl attempting to play outside in the uncomfortable summer heat. I found this book at Goodwill, they always have a great selection of books. I like that this book is illustrated with photographs. Books: One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews, Summer by Nicola Baxter, and Summer by Ann Herriges.


Here are the other books that we picked up from the library. Ava really adores Pete the Cat books. We picked up a good mix of fiction and non-fiction books. Ava likes the pictures in the non-fiction books and I prefer real pictures over cartoon pictures also. Books: Aqualicious by Victoria Kann, and Pete At The Beach by James Dean.


We have a daily goal of reading at least 5 books a day. Sometimes it's the same book over and over but mostly we read different books all day. Having this daily goal is beneficial to Ava's learning and she really enjoys reading. Books: Summer by Nuria Roca and Let's Look At Summer by Sarah L. Schuette. What are your children reading for the summer? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.

April K.
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29 comments:

  1. Thanks for the suggestions! We definitely need to read more before the summer is over!

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  2. These are great! I'll have to take a look around our local library!

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  3. My son is stuck on this one book, about farm animals for now. What a good selection!

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  4. My children have been reading a mix of everything. I got a Kindle for them this summer that is treated like a library. They each have their own profile on it and can check out a book from the Kindle Library and they read. It's been a life saver!

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  5. My daughter loves the Pete the Cat books!

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  6. I love the 5 books a day goal! As a toddler mom AND a teacher, that just makes me smile! Pete the Cat books are so fun! I love that you also include nonfiction. That is so important, even at very young ages! Your tip about it being okay to read the same books over and over is really great, too. That really helps those little ones build their fluency.

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  7. I bet my daughter would love the Pete the Cat books. I'll have to check my library and see if they are available.

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  8. Love summer books and themed books !

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  9. My daughter loves story books. I must say the books you shared here looks amazing I would love to check them out for my daughter are they available online ?

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  10. My 4 year old is SUPER into reading, so we're always on the lookout for new books to read to her. I'm adding these to our list for the next library run!

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  11. We love Pete the Cat! My son sings the songs and it is adorable. I love tying books in to what we are doing too. I have found it makes my kids so much more interested in it! Great idea with the summer books.

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  12. I have not read any of these except Pete the Cat! They will definitely be on my list for our next library trip :)

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  13. These look like fun reading suggestions!! Shell

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  14. You're helping create such great habits for later in life. Getting books to go with the season is so fun!

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  15. Great advice. I love used books and my 2 year old has to sleep with her favorite books every night.

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  16. Great advice. I love reading to my little one as she is only 8 months. I'll be happy to have her read these when she's older

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  17. These all look like great books! That is a great goal to read 5 each day! We usually get close to that but right now we are stuck on the same two books.

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    1. Sometimes we have "stuck" days too lol.

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  18. These are really great choices! I have a great list of back to school books on my website (you may be interested in) :) I love that my kids are excited about reading!!! :)

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  19. These all look great! My mom is a kindergarten teacher and she says pete the cat is great! I'll have to get some!

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  20. These are wonderful picks! Thank you for sharing!

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  21. I've never seen the Hot Summer Day book! Looks cute!

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  22. Pete the Cat is a huge favorite at my house! My older kids are really enjoying The Name of this Book is Secret and the others in that series and my younger daughter loves the rainbow fairy books. I love that they enjoy reading!

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  23. i should really buy some more interesting books for the summer! my kid loves to read xx toby www.poshandspicy.com

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  24. I love the idea of having a specific reading goal every day! I will be implementing this starting tomorrow.

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