90 Books for 90 Days of Summer!

I am extremely excited to bring you an amazing list of some of my favorite picture books to read to my girls– 90 of them, to be exact! I counted, and our girls are out of school for 90 days, so, I bring you 90 picture books to read with your children over 90 days of summer!

Click the links below to download and print PDF copies of

90 Books for 90 Days of Summer!

Click to download PDF list by title: Summer Book List 2019 by Title

Click to download PDF list by author: Summer Book List 2019 by Author

Read more for some information about what is on the list, images of most of the books, and tips and tricks to make taking little ones to the library easier!

So what made my final list of 90 books for 90 days of summer? I’ve hopefully got quite a variety here for you! You can find some great summer, beach, and vacation reads (such as Goldfish on Vacation and Mama, Is It Summer Yet?). I’ve got fun interactive books, like One is Not a Pair and Adèle & Simon. Need some help encouraging your kids to get creative? I’ve got you covered there– try Today, Ish, or Du Iz Tak?, among others. Some books on this list are perfect summer reads because they’re simply fun (and exceptionally fun to read aloud), a few are wonderful picture book biographies, and of course many are must-reads (in my opinion) that address important social-emotional concepts.

My hope is that you can use my list below (all links are Amazon Affiliate links– scroll all the way to the bottom to download and print a PDF of the list) to make wonderful memories reading with your little ones this summer. And remember, while my list contains solely picture books, even independent readers can benefit from having adults read pictures books out loud to them (read more about that here), or from reading picture books themselves! I included two versions of the printable list (turns out most of you like to find books by title, but enough prefer by author, so I made 2 different PDFs for all of you!).

If you choose to use my list and want to post about it on Instagram, feel free to tag me  (@childrenslitlove) and use the hashtag #90booksfor90days. I’d love to see what you’re reading and what some of your favorite books from this list are!

Children’s Lit Love 90 Books for 90 Days of Summer!

  1. A Home for Bird by Philip Stead

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 10.38.18 AM2. A Kite for Moon by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple, illustrated by Matt Phelan

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 10.39.31 AM3. A Piglet Named Mercy by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

4. A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Stead, illustrated by Erin Stead– — you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 10.41.30 AM5. A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton

6. Accident! by Andrea Tsurumi– you can read my full review here.

7. Adèle & Simon by Barbara McClintock

8. After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again by Dan Santat

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 10.47.46 AM9. All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon, illustrated by Marla Frazee

10. Art & Max by David Wiesner– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 10.50.41 AM11. Bad Day at Riverbend by Chris Van Allsburg– you can read my full review here.

12. Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller, illustrated by Jen Hill– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 10.54.21 AM13. Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein– you can read my full review here.

14. Blackout by John Rocco

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 10.56.53 AM15. Casey at the Bat by Ernest L. Thayer– There are a few different illustrated versions, so just pick the one your family likes best! And if you really enjoy it, also check out Casey Back at Bat by Dan Gutman.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.01.05 AM16. City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems, illustrated by Jon J. Muth– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.02.59 AM17. Dear Mr. Blueberry by Simon James

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 10.34.03 AM18. Du Iz Tak? by Carson Ellis

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.07.24 AM19. Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.08.48 AM20. Escargot by Dashka Slater, illustrated by Sydney Hanson– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.10.26 AM21. Everything You Need for a Treehouse by Carter Higgins, illustrated by Emily Hughes

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.11.37 AM22. Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.12.36 AM23. Float by Daniel Miyares

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.13.38 AM24. Florette by Anna Walker– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.14.54 AM25. Flotsam by David Wiesner

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.15.47 AM26. Giraffe Problems by Jory John, illustrated by Lane Smith– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.17.27 AM27. Goin’ Someplace Special by Patricia McKissack, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 6.53.58 AM28. Goldfish on Vacation by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Leo Espinosa

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.19.52 AM29. Goldirocks and the Three Bears by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Beth Coulton, illustrated by Nate Wragg

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.21.04 AM30. Happy Birthday, Madame Chapeau by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.04.02 AM31. Hattie & Hudson by Chris Van Dusen– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.05.30 AM32. Hello, Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall– you can read my mini review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.22.40 AM33. How to Be a Lion by Ed Vere– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 11.24.07 AM34. How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk, illustrated by Sara Palacios

35. Hug Machine by Scott Campbell– you can read my full review here.

36. I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll, illustrated by Howard McWilliam– you can read my full review here. If you like this one, be sure to check out Hey, That’s MY Monster!

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.00.47 PM37. If I Built a House by Chris Van Dusen– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.02.02 PM38. Ira Sleeps Over by Bernard Waber

39. Ish by Peter Reynolds

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.02.50 PM40. Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.03.40 PM41. Julián is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.04.49 PM42. King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood, illustrated by Don Wood

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.05.48 PM43. Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.07.10 PM44. Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems

45. Mama, Is It Summer Yet? by Nikki McClure

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.08.15 PM46. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.10.29 PM47. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.11.19 PM48. Neville by Norton Juster, illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 10.26.36 AM49. One is Not a Pair by Britta Teckentrup– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.12.16 PM50. Pie is For Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, illustrated by Jason Chin

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.13.11 PM51. Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré by Anika Aldamuy Denise, illustrated by Paola Escobar

52. Players in Pigtails by Shana Corey, illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.15.37 PM53. Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.17.13 PM54. Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.18.04 PM55. Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.19.05 PM56. Saturday is Swimming Day by Hyewon Yum

57. Sector 7 by David Wiesner

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.20.47 PM58. Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems

59. Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Scott Magoon

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.22.26 PM60. Spot, the Cat by Henry Cole– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.23.44 PM61. Stop That Yawn! by Caron Levis, illustrated by LeUyen Pham

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.24.49 PM62. Strega Nona Takes a Vacation by Tomie dePaola

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.25.41 PM63. Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.27.15 PM64. Stuck by Oliver Jeffers

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.28.23 PM65. Teeny Tiny Trucks by Tim McCanna, illustrated by Keith Frawley

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.29.15 PM66. Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.30.05 PM67. That is My Dream! A Picture Book of Langston Hughes’s “Dream Variation” by Langston Hughes, illustrated by Daniel Miyares

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.31.33 PM68. The Airport Book by Lisa Brown– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.32.39 PM69. The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.33.29 PM70. The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.34.25 PM71. The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.35.51 PM72. The Crayon Man: The True Story of the Invention of Crayola Crayons by Natascha Biebow, illustrated by Steven Salerno

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.37.02 PM73. The Dress and the Girl by Camille Andros, illustrated by Julie Morstad

74. The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.39.34 PM75. The Great Fuzz Frenzy by Janet Stevens, illustrated by Susan Stevens Crummel

76. The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster, illustrated by Chris Raschka

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.41.25 PM77. The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way) by Patrick McDonnell– you can read my full review here.

78. The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gerstein

79. The Neighbors by Einat Tsarfati, illustrated by Annette Appel

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.44.58 PM80. The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.46.15 PM81. The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Stephen Gammell

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.47.16 PM82. The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! By A. Wolf by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.48.46 PM83. The Wall in the Middle of the Book by Jon Agee

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.49.32 PM84. To the Sea by Cale Atkinson– you can read my full review here.

 

Screen Shot 2019-06-01 at 7.35.29 AM.png85. Today by Julie Morstad– you can read my full review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.51.03 PM86. Tough Boris by Mem Fox, illustrated by Kathryn Brown

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.51.56 PM87. Under My Hijab by Hena Khan, illustrated by Aaliya Jaleel

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.52.59 PM88. Waiting for the Bibioburro by Monica Brown, illustrated by John Parra

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.54.20 PM89. When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L. B. Deenihan, illustrated by Lorraine Rocha– you can read my mini review here.

Screen Shot 2019-05-31 at 1.55.19 PM90. You Will Be My Friend! by Peter Brown– you can read my full review here.

 

Tips and Tricks for Using the Library with Little Ones

If taking small children to the library makes you anxious, check out my Instagram posts (linked below) for tips and tricks to make those library visits easier and more enjoyable!

 

In case you missed it at the top:

Click the links below to download and print PDF copies of

90 Books for 90 Days of Summer!

Click to download PDF list by title: Summer Book List 2019 by Title

Click to download PDF list by author: Summer Book List 2019 by Author

What book on this list are you most excited to read with your kids?

 

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