Summer Reading: Seasonal Stories

It’s July. I don’t know about you, but this is usually about the time I lose steam in my Summer Reading Program goals. Here are seven fresh books to help you make it another week in your summer reading journey! 

(Here’s a post with our favorite faith-based picture books!)

Cedric’s picks are:

Bear Wants More: This book is part of one of our favorite series. It is full of summer parties, swimming, and strawberries! What more could you ask for in a summer book for babies?

The Very Hungry Caterpillar: I’m pretty sure everyone knows about this book, but ours has gone from good condition at the beginning of the summer to every page being taped. Somehow, it is still falling apart. Not only does The Very Hungry Caterpillar have picnic foods, but it also has tiny holes that little fingers love to touch!

Llama Llama Zippity- Zoom: I have to admit, this book is about to drive me crazy. Cedric wants me to read it all the time. I can’t even count the number of times I have been clobbered with this book. But anything that makes our kids love reading is worth the effort.

Keaton’s Picks are:

Caterina and the Lemonade Stand: Our sweet friend Alicia gave us this book at the beginning of the summer and it has very quickly become a top favorite at our house. I think Keaton has most of the words memorized.

The Stray Dog: I don’t even remember where I picked this book up. It’s a great “go to” for when I’m tired. It has very few words, but great conversation pictures.

The Little House: We love this book for all seasons. It has all the seasons, trucks, and a happy ending. You can’t ask for much more out of a book.

Blaze and the Gray Spotted Pony: This is a new one to our library. I think I’ve mentioned another book by this author before. My mom bought the whole series for Keaton in May and is mailing them to him one at a time to make it last the whole year (shhhh don’t tell. It’s a secret, but his mommy is very excited about this)

If you like this list, you may also like this one that I did earlier this year! What books are you reading with your kids? Plus, don’t forget our favorite board books and our list of favorite picture books!


Checkout our favorite seasonal activities in these printables — they make the perfect bucket list ideas!

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