Book Suggestions for Summer Reading
On the First Day of Summer Vacationby Tish Rabe Year Published: 2019
From catching fireflies to going to the zoo to learning how to swim, there are so many summer activities to look forward to. This bright, engaging adaptation of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” celebrates and rewards a productive school year with all the adventures that the summer months have to offer.
Summer Days and Nightsby Wong Herbert Yee Year Published: 2012
On a hot summer day, a little girl finds ways to entertain herself and stay cool. She catches a butterfly, sips lemonade, jumps in a pool, and goes on a picnic. At night, she sees an owl in a tree and a frog in a pond, and hears leaves rustling. Before long, she's fast asleep, dreaming about more summer days and summer nights.
As with his earlier books featuring this spunky little girl, Wong Herbert Yee's focus is on appreciating the small but special details that define a season.
There Was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark!by Lucille Colandro Year Published: 2017
Scholastic's bestselling Old Lady is starring in a brand–new adventure series that will make you laugh AND learn! In this new spin–off, the Old Lady turns into an Old Mermaid, travels down into the ocean, and swallows a shark, and a squid, and a fish, and an eel, and a crab, and a sea star, and a clam!
Clifford: It's Pool Time!by Norman Bridwell Year Published: 2019
Emily Elizabeth wants to earn her Cool Kahuna Badge at the Birdwell Island pool. That means she has to swim across the pool using three different strokes, go down to the bottom of the deep end, and jump off the high dive! Clifford and his friends turn each part of the test into a game to help Emily Elizabeth practice. But on the day of the test, the high dive is broken. Will she still be able to win her badge?
The Watermelon Seedby Greg Pizzoli Year Published: 2013
One very funny crocodile has a big fear- swallowing a watermelon seed. What will he do when his greatest fear is realised? Will vines sprout out his ears? Will his skin turn pink?
Pete the Cat Goes Campingby James Dean Year Published: 2018
In Pete the Cat Goes Camping, Pete can't wait to go hiking, fishing, and eat s'mores by the campfire. But when he hears about the mysterious creature named Bigfoot, Pete can't help but wonder: Is Bigfoot real?
Magic Beachby Alison Lester Year Published: 1990
Visit a perfect beach where you can swim, surf, splash through the waves, build sandcastles, beachcomb, explore rock-pools, muck about in boats, fish from the jetty, and build a bonfire under the stars. Visit Magic Beach, where adventure begins!
Peppa Pig: Peppa Goes Swimmingby Neville Astley Year Published: 2015
An all-new storybook featuring Peppa -- a lovable, slightly bossy little piggy!
Peppa and George are going swimming, but George is a bit scared. How will Mummy and Daddy pig ever convince him to get in the pool?