Summer books

Summer books

It’s summer time! Celebrate with a few favorite picture books about this season. From sailing to ice cream and nature, there is something here for everyone. (Descriptions and cover images from Evergreen.)

Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee: A little girl enjoys the activities of a warm summer day and night.


And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner: From flip-flops and hide and seek to fireworks and ice-cream trucks, there is something for everyone in this bright and buoyant celebration of the summer season.

Rules of Summer by Shaun Tan: Two boys explain the occasionally mysterious “rules” they learned over the summer, like never eat the last olive at a party, never ruin a perfect plan, and never give your keys to a stranger.


Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sis: A little boy writes a letter to his grandfather about all the reading and studying he is doing this summer–but all his activities revolve around ice cream.

Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey: Follows the activities of two children spending their summer vacation on an island off the coast of Maine.

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