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Crafts to Make in the Summer
by Kathy Ross
This craft book is filled with fun, easy-to-make projects. Bright illustrations and step-by-step instructions make this book accessible to the whole family.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Crafts and Activities, Holidays, Seasons
Types: Read Aloud
Freedom Summer
by Deborah Wiles
In the summer of 1964, two best friends, one Black and one white, are astonished to learn that the community swimming pool in their Southern town will be filled in with tar rather than desegregated.
Ages: First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Feelings, Friends, Multicultural, African American
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems: Del Ombligo de la Luna y Otras Poemas de Verano
by Francisco X. Alarcón
Author Francisco Alarcón shares memories of his childhood summers in Mexico through simple, inspiring poems. Each poem is written in Spanish and English.

El autor Francisco Alarcón comparte memorias de los veranos de su niñez en México con poemas sencillos e inspiradores. Cada poema estáescrito en español e inglés y estáacompañado con ilustraciones espectaculares.

Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Multicultural, Poetry, Spanish and Bilingual, Seasons
Types: Read Aloud
Lionel in the Summer
by Stephen Krensky
Early readers will enjoy this short chapter book about Lionel and his summertime adventures. Find out where he goes on a car trip and how much money he makes at his lemonade stand.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Holidays, Seasons
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Summer
by Jon Hirschi
Baby animals spend the summer growing, playing and learning from their parents.
Ages: Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader
Themes: Nature, Seasons
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
Summer Reading is Killing Me
by Jon Scieszka
The Time Warp Trio is back in another hilarious Jon Sciescka tale. This time Joe, Fred and Sam are trapped inside their summer reading list. Your child will roll with laughter as they contend with good and evil characters from their book list, such as a giant Teddy Bear, the Twits, Frog and Toad and the Wild Things.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Friends, Fantasy, School
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
The Summer of the Swans
by Betsy Byers
This award-winning novel tells about the relationship between 14-year-old Sara and her developmentally delayed brother, Charlie. When Charlie wanders off to find some swans, Sara's life changes forever. Newbery Medal, 1971
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Family
Types: Read Aloud
The Summer Solstice
by Ellen B. Jackson
Learn about the customs and legends associated with the summer solstice. Filled with interesting facts, stories, craft projects, and recipes, this book will keep your child busy during the summer months.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Nonfiction, Seasons
Types: Read Aloud
A Fine, Fine School
by Sharon Creech
Mr. Keene, an exuberant principal, loves his school so much that he decides to have school every Saturday and even during holidays and summer vacation. Your child will love finding out about Tillie's creative plan to save her vacations.
Ages: Preschooler, Kindergartner, First-grader, Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Friends, School
Types: Read Aloud, Read to Self
A Taste of Blackberries
by Doris Buchanan Smith
Jamie and his best friend enjoy spending warm summer days playing together in the fields that surround their houses. Unfortunately, a tragic event ends Jamie's life and forces a young boy to figure out how he can experience joy again without his best friend.
Ages: Second-grader, Third-grader
Themes: Friends, Nature
Types: Read Aloud

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