23 Summer Books for Little Learners
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Summer is the perfect time to devour a pile of books. It also helps keep those little learners, learning! Take a look at some of my summer-themed book list to add to your library. As you probably already know, reading books takes you on a bunch of different adventures. Since our little learners have time to fill during summer, why not give them the world with a stack of fantastic summer books to read?
For all those teachers that work during the summer months, this list will also come in handy!
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Summer Books for Little Learners
Explore the animals and habitats that fill the rivers around North America. Learn about otters and blue herons! All of these locations have something in common: they connect to the oceans. This makes for a very interesting place to explore.
An adorable summer book that keeps little learners moving! I’m sure you remember the Hokey pokey… let’s get those kiddos in on the fun with a little help from the frogs down at the pond. A must-have for every little learner’s library.
One of the BEST thrills of summer! If you are ready for your little learner to take the plunge and ride on a roller coaster, this book is the perfect way to introduce them to one of the best rides of summer.
With each seasonal change come new and exciting things. When summer comes… it is time to indulge in everyone’s frozen treat, ice cream!
Taking a road trip to the beach is quite necessary during the summer. But what do we do to keep ourselves busy during the long drive? Tally up anything and everything you see. From gray cars to green shirts. This summer book is a great way to get your little learners excited about math.
This book is perfect for practicing reading with your little learners. With easy-to-follow text and adorable illustrations, readers follow along as Otto tries to find the perfect playmate.
One of my all-time favorite songs wrapped up nicely into a children’s book. I love this book because it teaches little learners how to observe and appreciate the dazzling stars in the sky. It’s the perfect summer activity.
Visiting the county fair during the summer is so much fun! There are animals, crafts, and even carnival rides. Little learners can read along as Little Critter takes a trip to the county fair.
Going to the circus is a lot of fun. This book incorporates shapes into visiting the circus! A great way to get your little learners to be observant of all the shapes that are around them.
The bugs come out to play in the summertime! Teach your eager learners all about bugs with the help of this book.
My little learners are infatuated with fish. That’s why they won’t notice that they are practicing their counting skills while reading about something they love.
This happy pooch sure does enjoy his day at the beach. Who wouldn’t? There’s so much fun to be had!
Get your little learners excited about summer with this fun book. Besides all of the fun summer activities mentioned in this book, it also has rhyming text, which makes it the perfect read-aloud book.
Penguin has had enough of the cold weather, so he decides to take a vacation. Once he realizes that skiing isn’t fun in the sand, he gets discouraged about his vacation. Will he be able to have fun while vacationing at the beach?
The hustle and bustle on the night before summer vacation can be exciting. Everyone is packing and getting ready for their trip. There’s a funny surprise at the end of this book that will make your little learners laugh out loud.
When the bridge is up, the bus can’t go! But the ships can make their way through the river. It is a fantastic book that will grab your little learner’s attention when they see who lines up to wait and cross the bridge.
The illustrations in this book are incredible. Perfect for sharing with your class… and they’re sure to love the story, too!
We all know what happens when you swallow a watermelon seed! This book has a hilarious story that goes right along with that tall tale. I know little learners will get a kick out of this summer book.
This book has always been a favorite of my little learners. It starts with a little mouse who has a very ripe strawberry. The little mouse does everything he can to keep it away from the bear and even offers the juicy fruit to the readers of the book. Adorable!
How much fun would it be to have a non-melting snowman? Oh, just think of all the adventures they could have under the bright, shining sun.
The joys of summer are outlined in this book as a little girl finds fantastic ways to enjoy the summer day. From drinking lemonade to observing bugs, it sounds like she has figured this out.
Another classic I had to include on my summer books list. Riding a boat is the perfect activity for summer… and it’s also a necessity for those hot days!
For hands-on summer-themed activities and centers, hop over to my Summer Themed Activities post, and don’t forget to grab the sun name freebie!
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Want to check out more of my favorite books for little learners? Check out my Book List Blog Series with over 38 different themed book lists (and growing)! If there is a book list for a theme you need just let us know so we can create it for you.
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