August 2019 Book List

August is Family Fun Month! Celebrate your family with these books:

The Family Book by Todd Parr

All families are different and unique in their own special ways. Families can be large and small, can have multiple or single parents, and can be made up of different ethnicities and backgrounds. This book celebrates that diversity in families.

Who’s in My Family? All About Our Families by Robie H. Harris, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

At the zoo, Nellie and Gus see all sorts of different families! A great read that shows that no matter who makes up your family, it is always beautiful.

August 26 is National Dog Day. Celebrate your favorite pooches with these books:

If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Numeroff, illustrated by Felicia Bond

What will happen if you give a dog a donut? With sweet drawings, this hilarious book is sure to make everyone who reads it smile.

Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings

Arfy is a homeless dog who lives in an alleyway, but he would really like to be adopted and have a family to call his own! What happens when he finds his forever family? A heartwarming story that is a perfect read for dog lovers.

Just Me and My Puppy by Mercer Mayer

Little Critter loves his new puppy. He likes taking his puppy out for walks, sharing bath time — and bedtime! A sweet story about responsibility and friendship.

August 3 is National Watermelon Day. Enjoy a big slice of this summer fruit with these books:

One Watermelon Seed by Celia Lottridge, illustrated by Karen Patkau

In this fun counting book, readers can follow along as a garden is planted and fruit is harvested. Filled with lots of colorful pictures, this is a great book to practice counting with!

Mouse’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson, illustrated by Buket Erdogan

Mouse and Minka enjoy a perfect summer day. They roll through the grass, fly kites and eat a sweet, juicy watermelon. A charming story that celebrates everything summer — the perfect read for the end of this season!

Watermelon Madness by Taghreed Najjar, illustrated by Maya Fidawi

Noura loves eating watermelon. In fact, it’s the only thing she wants to eat. She can’t get enough of this delicious fruit! What happens when Noura hides a watermelon in her room? Accompanied by fun illustrations, this book is a great way to celebrate a wacky holiday.

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