July 2018 Book List

Summer is here, which means beaches, swimming and a whole lot of fun in the sun! Here are a few books that celebrate the summer:

Curious George Goes to the Beach by H.A. Rey

Curious George has adventures at the beach with the Man with the Yellow Hat! But while he is feeding the seagulls, they fly away with something valuable. Will George save the day at the beach? Ages 3–7.

Hello Ocean by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Illustrated by Mark Astrella

What can you smell at the beach? What do you hear, taste, see, and feel? This charming poem explores our five senses at the beach. Accompanied by beautifully painted illustrations, this book is a perfect companion for a day at the beach. Ages 3–7.

Where Is Baby’s Beach Ball?: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Karen Katz

Can you help baby find her beach ball? An interactive reading experience, this book will have your little one lifting flaps to reveal many beach-themed surprises! Ages 0–3.

July 4 is Independence Day! Take time to read some of these books before enjoying fireworks:

Pie Is for Sharing by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard, Illustrated by Jason Chin

On the Fourth of July, a group of friends meet for a fun picnic at the beach. A pie is cut into pieces and shared with all of the friends. What else can you share? Can you share a ball or a tree? A cheerful story about the importance of sharing. Ages 2–6.

Blue Sky White Stars by Sarvinder Naberhaus, Illustrated by Kadir Nelson

Celebrate the U.S.A. with this inspiring look at our nation’s diverse history. Accompanied by vibrant paintings of America’s most famous monuments and events, this book is a truly unique read to celebrate Independence Day. Ages 4–8.

The Night Before the Fourth of July by Natasha Wing, Illustrated by Amy Wummer

On the night before the Fourth of July, a family goes to a barbecue, sees a firework show, and even avoids a big summer rain storm! A heartwarming look at what makes this holiday so special. Ages 3–5.

July is National Ice Cream Month! What are some of your favorite flavors of ice cream?

Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise by H.A. Rey

Revisit the little monkey and Man with the Yellow Hat with another book in the Curious George series! It is a hot summer day and Curious George wants to cool off. He runs through sprinklers, drinks lemonade, even swims — but none of it cools him down! What happens when an ice cream truck passes George? Ages 4–7.

The Good Humor Man by Kathleen N. Daly, Illustrated by Tibor Gergely

Here comes the ice cream truck! A perfect summer read-a-long about the Good Humor Man’s ice cream adventure on a hot summer day. Ages 2–5.

Ice Cream by Elisha Cooper

How is ice cream made? An informative look at the journey that this sweet summer treat takes to become ice cream! Accompanied by cute pictures, this is sure to be a hit for ice cream lovers everywhere. Ages 4–8.

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