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1, 2, 3, Jump! by  Lisl H Detlefsen
From what to wear (a bathing suit, of course!) to what to expect (no, your teacher will not be a mermaid), 3, 2, 1 Jump! covers the what if's and how to's of getting in the pool for the first time. There's a lot to worry about (can I be sucked in the filter?) and even more to be excited about (when can I wear flippers?), and our narrator has thought of everything. By the time she's ready, you to will want to jump in!
A Lullaby of Summer Things by  Natalie Reif Ziarnik
Sights and sounds of a summer twilight mingle with recollections of a lovely day at the beach as a household settles in for the night.
And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner
From flip-flops and hide and seek to fireworks and ice-cream trucks, there is something for everyone in this bright and buoyant celebration of the summer season.
Hello Summer! by Shelley Rotner
This photo essay explains the basic changes to the natural world that come in summer and note summer activities children enjoy.
I Love Summer by  Lizzie (Children's author) Scott
Take a walk through the summer season in this warmly illustrated book. What do you love about summer? Do you enjoy the longer days of sunshine and playing outside? Perhaps you like the foods we eat in summer, such as ice cream.
Ice Cream Summer by  Peter Sís
A little boy writes a letter to his grandfather about all the reading and studying he is doing this summer--but all his activities revolve around ice cream.
Llama Llama Learns to Swim by Anna Dewdney
Luna Giraffe has the fantastic idea to spend an afternoon playing at the beach. Fantastic except for one little detail ... Llama Llama can't swim! So he does what any frightened little Llama would do: He asks his mama for help. Can Mama Llama's swimming lessons help Llama overcome his fear of the ocean, or will he be stuck on the shore all summer?
Summer by  Harriet Brundle
Sunshine plus vacation makes the summer equation fun! Readers will get excited for the warm weather with this beautiful introduction to the summer season. They ll learn key facts about this time of year, such as how we protect ourselves from the sun and how summer affects plants and animals. A helpful calendar teaches readers which months occur in summertime. Vibrant photographs of flourishing nature and fun summer activities, such as swimming and having picnics, will entice even reluctant readers. This accessible, engaging book will be at home in any library.
Summer by  Wenxuan Cao
Under a burning sun on the dry grassland, animals ranging from a tiny field mouse to a large elephant fight over bit of shade until they learn a better way.
Summer Camp Critter Jitters by Jory John
A variety of animals with different anxieties about going off to summer camp receive reassurance in this story about going to a new place.
Summer Color! by Diana Murray
Two children notice all the beautiful colors that surround them on a rainy summer day out in the country.
Summer Song by Kevin Henkes
Illustrations and easy-to-read text introduce the colors, songs, and activities of summer.
Summer Supper by  Rubin Pfeffer
"Follow the creation of a family meal from the farm to the picnic table on a warm sunny day. Told entirely in words beginning with S, this lively book will help children appreciate where their food comes from."
Sun by Sam Usher
It's the hottest day of the year, hotter than broccoli soup, hotter than the Atacama Desert, hotter than the surface of the sun. It's just the right kind of day for a boy and his grandad to go for a picnic. But as the sun beats down, Grandad keeps having to stop for a rest, and by the time they find the perfect picnic spot, some pirates have beaten them to it. Good job they have enough food to share!
What I See in Summer by  Danielle J. Jacks
What I See In Summer introduces emergent readers to the sights and activities of summer while providing them with a supportive first nonfiction reading experience. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, making sure they aren't facing too many challenges at once. What I See In Summer includes Tools for Teachers and Caregivers and a Let's Review! question and image, as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.
Updated 06/10/2021