One of my favorite things about the arrival of summer is pulling out my big box of beach books and activities. Some of my absolute favorite books center around the ocean (I’m looking at you, Flotsam and Hello, Lighthouse!), and ocean-themed sensory bins and sandpaper artwork are just the best. So, before we get too deep into summer, I wanted to share our favorite beach books. Take a look below, reserve them from the library (or use my Affiliate links to purchase if you love them, too!), and let me know which books you love! Continue reading “Our Favorite Beach Books”
I first discovered Flotsam by David Wiesner as a part of my very first Mock Caldecott unit in the classroom, and it has been towards the top of my all-time favorite picture books ever since then. Wiesner’s books tend to always be amazing (see my review of Art & Max here, and his Sector 7 made my list of “90 Books for 90 Days of Summer,” which you can find here). If you hang around the children’s book world long enough you’ll likely hear the term “wordless wonder,” and Flotsam is indeed a wordless wonder in every way. Continue reading “Flotsam by David Wiesner”
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!
Do you know the book Hello Ocean by Pam Muñoz Ryan, illustrated by Mark Astrella? If not, you should! Ryan’s writing and Astrella’s paintings make this an absolute winner for both teachers and parents. We received Hello Ocean as a gift when our oldest was born, and it’s still a summer- and beach-read favorite in our house six years later (and would likely be read repeatedly year-round if I didn’t stash it away with our other beach books). Read on to see why we love it! Continue reading “Hello Ocean by Pam Muñoz Ryan”
We’ve been reading lots of birthday books in our house lately, as our oldest turned 6 earlier this week! And, while there are some birthday picture books that we absolutely adore (in fact, we love The Seven Silly Eaters so much that the birthday girl requested that we make Mrs. Peters’ birthday cake for her celebration with family!), there are a lot of birthday books out there that, well, just don’t do it for me… So, I thought I should share our favorites with you, so that birthday excitement in your house can involve books, too! Continue reading “Our 8 Favorite Birthday Books”
Do you have any airport travel coming up this summer? I’ve got the perfect airplane book for you all… So perfect that we first read it about 3 years ago, before an airplane trip to get our girls ready and excited, and we continue to read it today, loving it and noticing still new details every time (and yes, this is another book that long ago lost its dust jacket…). For your children’s summer travel reading pleasure, I bring you The Airport Book by Lisa Brown.
Does it feel like summer yet where you live? While we thought summer had arrived early back in April, we’ve had an unusually cold and rainy month of May, and we’re expecting more cold, rainy weather this weekend… but it looks like a big chunk of the country may be very, very hot for Memorial Day! Whether you’re trying to stay cool by reading inside, or wishing summer weather would arrive, Sun by Sam Usher may be the perfect book for you this weekend! Continue reading “Sun by Sam Usher”