Fun books about summer. Welcome Summer with these great picture books and lesson ideas for kindergarten, first, and second grade!
Books About Summer
With Summer right around the corner, check out this list of books to help you celebrate. Whether you’re ending the year with a fun summer unit, looking for summer school books, or just want some great ideas for your own kids; these books about summer are perfect! The books are listed in no particular order, I love them all!
An adorable story about an alligator who loves watermelon so much, but one day he swallows a watermelon seed.
Here is a great read-aloud video by Storytime with Ms. Becky.
A wonderful picture book to learn about the life of a sea turtle.
For lesson ideas to use with The Watermelon Seed and One Tiny Turtle, click here: Reading Comprehension-Engaging Readers: May Set Two.
Your students will love this book! They will be begging to read it by themselves!
The reader in this video does a good job… and you won’t have to say dude over and over! Be prepared for lots of laughter in your classroom!
A boy named Jeremy Jacob learns all about being a pirate. The perfect addition to a summer pirate unit!
A girl goes to the ocean and uses her senses to describe everything about it.
For lesson ideas to use with How I Became a Pirate and Hello Ocean, click here: Reading Comprehension-Engaging Readers: May. Here is a sneak peek of the craft for Hello Ocean!
A sweet lesson is learned when two siblings bond together during a beach vacation.
A summer twist from the story, Little Red Hen. Ruby wants to build something and asks for help from her brothers.
It is the perfect summer day for Cat, Dog, Chickadee, and Squirrel until a bear comes along. This was one of our listening center books for April. Click here for responding to listening activities.
The “when” and “then” of summer! It would be fun to come up a new “when and then” for summer as a class.
A boy’s curiosity brings him out to sea.
Jerry Pallotta with a read-aloud of his own book!
Another great pirate book!
For lesson ideas to use for Dory Story and Roger the Jolly Pirate, click here: Engaging Readers 2nd Grade: May.
I love the brightly-colored illustrations in this nonfiction book about sharks.
Lesson Ideas for Surprising Sharks can be found here: Reading Comprehension: Engaging Readers June Set Two.
LOVE this book! Such a sweet little story to remind us to enjoy being “unplugged”!
I hope you enjoy these books about summer! What are some of your favorite summer books?