August is National Picnic Month! Pack a picnic, safely socially distance and take these books with you…

Little Ant Goes to a Picnic by S.M.R Saia, Illustrated by Tina Perko

Little Ant goes on an exciting journey to bring back picnic crumbs to his ant colony. What happens when his trip gets a little dangerous?


Pignic by Matt Phelan

Four pigs and their parents go to the park for a fun picnic! They frolic with friends, fly kites and play in the trees! When it starts to rain, even the pigs can make it fun!


Max and Marla Are Having a Picnic by Alexandra Boiger

Max and Marla have a beautiful picnic by the lake. What happens when some squirrels steal some of the food they brought for the picnic?

The third week of August is National Friendship Week! Celebrate connections with friends with these books…


The Things I Love about Friends by Trace Moroney

Friendships are a wonderful part of life. You can have fun with friends, have conversations and be yourself! A great book to celebrate the special connections we all have with friends.


Just My Friend and Me by Mercer Mayer

Little Critter spends the day with his best friend. They play games, go for bike rides and climb trees! Accompanied by whimsical illustrations, this charming story celebrates how special friendships can be.


Friends by Helme Heine

A rooster, a mouse and a pig are a group of best friends. They do everything together, even chores! What happens when night falls and they have split up and go to bed?

August 15th is National Honey Bee Awareness Day! Here are some buzzy books on these striped insects!


The Honeybee by Kirsten Hall, Illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault

What does a honeybee do during the day? This charming story shows the trip a honeybee takes to gather pollen to make into honey!


The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner

Learn about the amazing world of these fascinating insects! Easy-to-read text combined with fun pictures makes for a great book all about bees.

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