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Summer is a great way to relax and enjoy a few or a lot of new books. We homeschool year round but go to a lighter schedule in the summer. This gives us the opportunity to spend an hour or two on school and then spend the rest of our day outside. Something that we love to do considering the hard winter we just had.
For your younger children, these are my boys’ favorite books. The same books that I read with oldest, I’m now reading with my younger son who is heading into grade one.
Not so much reading but still fun, the first three on the list are a great way to get your children into books. I’ve spent hours following the clues, trying to find and being beaten by my son as we hunt for objects.
- I Spy Books
- Can You See What I See? by Walter Wick
- Where’s Waldo
- The Pigeon books by Mo Willems like The Pigeon Needs A Bath, my son loves all of them in this series. Even the toddler board book.
- The Very Hungry Catepillar, The Grouchy Ladybug, Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? by Eric Carle. If you love one of his books, it’s likely that you will like all of them.
- Dinosaurs Don’t Dinosaurs Do by Steve Bjorkman
- Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel
- Paddle to the Sea by Holling C Holling along with his other books are well treasured memories as we read through all of them together.
- The Story of Ping by Majorie Flack
- Make Way for Ducklings and Lentil by Robert McCloskey
- Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burten
Since this list is geared towards the younger crowd, you should check out my reading list for the older elementary kids here: Great summer books for children. A lot of the books would make awesome read alouds for your younger children.