Summer Books

by | Jun 26, 2021 | For Parents, For SLPs, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Happy Summer! We have had quite a bit going on over here, so I have been more MIA than usual. We’re expecting another little baby girl in November! We are so excited, but it has been a tough few months dealing with nausea and exhaustion, but I am finally feeling more like myself.

As I’ve mentioned before, a new season is a great time to switch out some books in your library. It is the perfect way to introduce and reinforce new and different vocabulary words and get your children interested and talking about different topics.

Some of these books are from Usborne Books & More. You can click the links to take you to the website to shop. If you’d like help building a wishlist or finding other books for your children, please reach out! I love to help find books your family will love.


Summer Books

That’s Not My…
by: Fiona Watt
Ages: Baby+

These are my favorite books for young language learners and late-talkers. They feature repetitive and predictable text and engaging sensory components. There are tons of animals/characters in the series and these are my favorite Summer options.


The Pout-Pout Fish
by: Deborah Diesen
Ages: 0 – 5 years old

A sad fish figures out how to not be so glum. This book features lots of repetitive text, which is perfect for kids to fill in the blanks.

You’re My Little Firecracker
by: Nicola Edwards
Ages: 0 – 2 years old

A fun book for the 4th of July! This book features lots of rhyming words which is always a plus.


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
by: Michael Rosen
Ages: 2 – 6 years old

This fun story is about a father’s outdoor adventure with his children. It includes repetitive text and opportunities for imaginative play.

I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean
by: Kevin Sherry
Ages: 0 – 4 years old

This book features lots of ocean creature vocabulary words and introduces children to the concept of size in a fun and playful way.


Summer Days and Nights
by: Wong Herbert Lee
Ages: 2 to 6 years

This little girl spends a day doing her favorite summer activities!

Are You Ready to Play Outside?
by: Mo Willems
Ages: 2+ years old

Elephant & Piggie books are possibly my favorite series for preschool kiddos! There are important literacy elements like variety of text to convey different meanings and social emotional concepts. In this fun story, Gerald and Piggie have fun outside, despite the less than perfect weather.


The Sandcastle That Lola Built
by: Megan Maynor
Ages: 3 – 5 years old

Lola works hard to build a sandcastle and shows flexibility when things don’t go according to plan.


Peek Inside a Fairy Tale: The Little Mermaid
by: Anna Milbourne
Ages: 3+ years old

Hear the story of the little mermaid in a fun and different way with flaps to see what’s going on beneath the surface.

Peek Inside the Seashore
by: Anna Milbourne
Ages: 3+ years old

Learn more about all of the things you can find by the seashore. There’s lots of flaps to make this book even more interactive.

Yoga Animals at the Seashore
by: Christiane Kerr & Jason Hook
Ages: 3+ years old

Children can follow along with crab who is feeling pretty crabby. He meets animal friends along the way who teach him yoga poses and help him feel better.


Secrets of the Seashore
by: Carron Brown
Ages: 4 – 8 years old

Ocean animals are hiding throughout the story. To find them, you shine a light behind the page! Such a fun and interactive story to engage even the most hesitant reader.

Pete the Cat Goes Camping and Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach
by: James Dean
Ages: 4 – 8 years old

Pete the Cat goes on fun summer adventures!


Llama Llama Learns to Swim and Llama Llama Loves Camping
by: Anna Dewdney
Ages: 3 – 6 years old

A favorite character, Llama Llama, experiences some new summer activities.

Clark the Shark
by: Bruce Hale
Ages: 4 – 8 years old

Clark the Shark is coming on a litle too strong at school and he learns how to control his feelings. The book features lots of rhyming words and familiar concepts.


Olivia Opens a Lemonade Stand
by: Kama Einhorn
Ages: 4 – 7 years old

Olivia is one of my favorite characters. In this story, she has a lemonade stand that turns into a backyard restaurant.

by: Sacha Cotter
Ages: 4 – 8 years old

A sweet story starring a diverse main character who learns to be himself as he attempts the perfect cannonball.


How to Catch a Mermaid
by: Adam Wallace
Ages: 4 – 7 years old

A fun summer story about a mermaid with a STEAM twist.

A House for Hermit Crab
by: Eric Carle
Ages: 2+ years old

This classic story follows a hermit crab as he learns to grow and accept change.


Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee
by: Chris Van Dusen
Ages: 3 – 8 years

A silly adventure following Mr. Magee and his dog.

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