- From The Horn Book: Summer Reading. This page includes suggestions for picture books and early readers—as well as books for children in intermediate grades, middle school, and high school.
- From Apples4theTeacher: Fun Summer Recommended Reading—Kids Books for Summer
- From Scholastic: Fun in the Sun Books
- From Kids Out and About: Use Summer-Themed Books to Keep Kids Interested in Reading
- From Choice Literacy: Books to Get us Ready for Summer Vacation by Franki Sibberson
Other Summer Reading Resources
- From Reading Rockets: Summer Reading. Here you’ll find links to articles that provide information about summer reading and learning for teachers, librarians, and parents.
- From Gayle’s Preschool Rainbow: Preschool Summer Theme Activities for Teachers of Young Children
- From Scholastic: Winning Ideas for Encouraging Summer Reading
- From Scholastic: Meet the Summer Reading Challenge
- From Scholastic: Teaching Plan to Encourage Summer Reading
From Wild Rose Reader & Blue Rose Girls: Book Reviews and Original Poems
- Rattletrap Car: A Great Summer Read-Aloud
- A Perfect Pair: Olvina Swims...and So Does Baby Duck!
- The Sounds of Summer
- Picture Book Review: Apple Pie 4th of July
NONFICTION PICTURE BOOKS
- Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems
- Poetry Friday: Summersaults and Lemonade Sun
- Into the Sea Once More
- Great Read-alouds for Little Listeners: NIBBLE NIBBLE
- POETRY FRIDAY (This post includes a review of George Shannon’s poetry collection Busy in the Garden)
MY SUMMER POEMS