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Early Literacy

Early literacy is what children know about communication, language—verbal and non-verbal—reading and writing before they can actually read and write.

Seasons: Summer

Bats at the Beach by Brian Lies
On a night when the moon can grow no fatter, bats pack their moon-tan lotion and baskets of treats and fly off for some fun on the beach.

Beach Feet by Kiyomi Konagaya
This story of a boy's visit to the beach opens with a small boy feeling the heat of the sand and then running towards the ocean. Free and independent despite his young age and the tube around his waist, the boy gives himself over to the ocean and the pleasures to be had at water's edge.

Beach Feet

Camping Day by Patricia Lakin
Four crocodile friends have many adventures during a camp-out.

I Got It! by David Wiesner
In this wordless picture book, a young outfielder imagines all the terrifying ways he might not catch the baseball, and one way that he can.

In Summer, En Verano by Susana Manso
Celebrate longer days and warmer weather with this bilingual board book. There are so many fun things to do in the summertime: swimming, playing baseball, going to the beach. Vibrant photographs and text in both English and Spanish make In Summer/En Verano the perfect book for summertime or any time.

Is It Warm Enough for Ice Cream? by Violet Peto
A simple and fun introduction to beginner science, covering the themes of weather, temperature, plant life and the animal kingdom.

The Perfect Picnic by Ciara Flood
When best friends Squirrel and Mole plan a perfect picnic, they have trouble finding just the right place to have it.

Sammy in the Summer by Anita Bijsterbosch
It's summer. Sammy and Hob are going to have a fun-filled day under the sun.

Summer by Allie Busby
There's something special about each season of the year, wherever we live in the world. Follow the children in this book as they discover and explore the unique character of summer, through indoor and outdoor play. A perfect introduction for young children to the cycles of the year.

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. By the time they find the perfect picnic spot, some pirates have beaten them to it. Luckily, they have enough food to share.

When the Fireflies Come by Jonathan London
Baseball and fireflies are summer.

Non-Fiction

Hello Summer by Shelly Rotner
This photo essay explains the basic changes to the natural world that come in summer and note summer activities children enjoy.

Hello Summer

Let’s Look at Summer by Sarah Schuette
Simple text and expansive photographs bring the summer season to life while explaining changes in the weather, animal behavior and plant life.

The Reasons for Seasons by Gail Gibbons
A simple description of how seasons are caused by the positions of the Earth and the Sun also discusses the delights of each of the seasons.

What Happens in Summer by Sara Latta
Answers questions about the summer season.

 


June 2019

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