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Posted: June 01 2007 at 8:01am | IP Logged Quote Jordan

I'm trying to collect books for each of the four seasons so we can have a seasonal book basket out at any given time. I found tons of books for winter and spring but finding books for the summer hasn't been quite so easy.

Do you have any suggestions for summertime picture books?

Thank you so much!

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Posted: June 02 2007 at 12:28am | IP Logged Quote SuzanneG

These are some of our favorites about Nature
and some about baseball
and patriotic books for the Fourth of July

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Posted: June 02 2007 at 7:42am | IP Logged Quote Jordan

Thanks, Suzanne. I really like your suggestions. Having them organized that way on Amazon is convenient.

I also looked at your blog. What a lovely family you have!

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Posted: June 02 2007 at 8:16am | IP Logged Quote Karen E.

We love Jim Arnosky -- my youngest loves Beachcombing: Exploring the Seashore.

Other summer books:

Anything about butterflies

Houses from the Sea by Alice Goudey

Dear Mr. Blueberry

summer poems from Favorite Poems Old and New

more (without links ... running out of time here ...)

Blueberries for Sal
Make Way for Ducklings
The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I know there are tons more ... please chime in, ladies!



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Posted: June 04 2007 at 7:23pm | IP Logged Quote SeaStar

Two we have really enjoyed lately are:

The Pink House

It's about an extended family that gathers at a beach house every summer

and Alaska's Twelve Days of Summer

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Posted: June 04 2007 at 7:28pm | IP Logged Quote SuzanneG

Here are some FIAR titles that we like to read in the summer:

Night of the Moonjellies
Storm in the Night
The Story of Ferdinand
The Story of Ping
The Glorious Flight
When I was Young in the Mountains


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Posted: June 06 2007 at 8:26am | IP Logged Quote Karen T

We love Barbara Cooney's Miss Rumphius and think of it as a summer book, although it spans several seasons.
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Posted: June 09 2007 at 12:24am | IP Logged Quote knowloveserve

How bout Yonder by Tony Johnston?



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Posted: June 11 2007 at 4:45pm | IP Logged Quote Jordan

Thank you all for your book recommendations. This has been so helpful. I'm looking forward to reading these books.

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Posted: June 12 2007 at 8:09am | IP Logged Quote cathhomeschool

Have you checked MacBeth's Opinion? She has a nice summer page and a camping page (great for summer) too.

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Weslandia is one of my absolute favorite Summer books. If you have old copies of Cricket Magazine (Oct. 96) you could do a comparison of the story as first published in the magazine and then in book form with a different illustrator.

And then...stand back! Your summer will never be the same!

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Posted: July 20 2007 at 10:26am | IP Logged Quote SuzanneG

Here are a couple we just checked out at the library and really like:

Firefly Night

Heat Wave

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Posted: Aug 01 2007 at 5:18pm | IP Logged Quote SuzanneG

The Sandcastle is a MUST and is on Cay's "Children's Hour" booklist for June. Of course, in the Pacific Northwest, we never get around to building sandcastles until August and Sept . We were just at the beach today, building, and the kids remembered this one and asked for it!

and....
Lemonade for Sale

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Posted: May 24 2010 at 4:41pm | IP Logged Quote SuzanneG

Bumping, as summertime is almost upon us! Please add any new ones you think of!

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Posted: May 24 2010 at 4:43pm | IP Logged Quote SuzanneG

And, adding this past thread here: favorite "summertime" books

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Definitely love Blueberries for Sal

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