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Fill your shelves with a great collection of summer books for kindergarten. Engage your young readers with this selection of easy readers.
Add these books to your upcoming summer activities for preschoolers. Whether you read them aloud or your kindergarteners read them on their own, each is perfect for your seasonal reading list.
Short text and large fonts make these books great for beginners.
Summer Books for Kindergarten
You’re sure to spark the curiosity of even the most reluctant reader when you add a few of these picture books to your summer reading list.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Summer Pony – Ginny has always dreamed of having her very own pony, so when her parents agree to rent her a pony for the summer, Ginny is thrilled! But when Mokey arrives, she is shaggy, dirty, and half-starved–not at all what Ginny had in mind. Can Ginny still have the summer of her dreams?
Eloise’s Summer Vacation – Eloise, Weenie, and Nanny are going on a road trip across the country for vacation!
Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach – Pete the Cat is one groovy cat at finding shells and building sand castles at the beach. But when it gets too hot, there’s only one way to cool off—jump into the ocean! Except Pete might be a scaredy-cat when it comes to the water.
Julian’s Glorious Summer – When his best friend, Gloria, receives a new bike, 7-year-old Julian spends the summer avoiding her because of his fear of bikes.
Peppermint Patty Goes to Camp – When Peppermint Patty discovers that Charlie Brown is at the boy’s camp on the other side of the lake, she comes up with a plan for a summer camp adventure!
Pinky and Rex Go to Camp – Pinky and Rex are going to camp for the first time. Rex keeps telling Pinky how much fun they’re going to have, but Pinky just wants to stay home where he belongs. Can the “Dear Arnie” column in the newspaper help Pinky figure out what to do?
Pool Party! – On a hot summer day, Farmer Brown and the animals have a pool party! One by one, everyone gets cool in the pool. Splash! Splash! Splash! Everyone except the cows, that is. The cows don’t like to be splashed. The cows don’t like noise. The cows don’t like a crowded pool. Will everyone have fun in the sun?
Henry and Mudge and the Forever Sea – Henry and his 180-pound dog Mudge are best friends forever. And they’re ready for some sun and sand!
Mouse Loves Summer – One sunny summer day, Mouse and Minka head outside to play! They decide to go on a picnic in the park where they discover: drippy, sweet, wet watermelon; tickly-tumbly green grass; and wink, blink fireflies glowing.
Bugs at the Beach – Bitsy Bee and Busy Bug take a trip to the beach to build sand castles, swim, and more!
Pete the Cat: Scuba Cat – Pete the Cat is going scuba diving! Before he hits the water, Captain Joe tells him about all the sea creatures he can encounter, and Pete is super excited to see a seahorse. But when he is suited up and swimming around, he has to search high and low to find the little guy. In this aquatic adventure, Pete makes a new friend and gets a big surprise!
The Berenstain Bears Ride the Thunderbolt – Climb in and hold on tight! Kids will love spending a day at the Bear Country Amusement Park, where they’ll experience the stomach-dropping, heart-stopping thrills of a giant roller coaster right along with the Berenstain Bears.
Axel the Truck: Beach Race – Axel’s going to find out if he’s fast enough to win an off-road race by the ocean against some bigger trucks. The monster trucks zoom down the sand, but Axel has a great—and very loud!—engine and the heart of a winner.
The Berenstain Bears’ Gone Fishin’! – Papa can’t wait to use his fancy new gear on a fishing trip with his cubs. But Brother, Sister, and Honey prefer to fish with their bamboo poles and bent pins. Can the cubs’ simple tools be any match for Papa’s shiny new gear?
Amelia Bedelia Goes Camping – Amelia Bedelia has never been camping in the great outdoors before. She’s trying her best to do exactly as she’s told, but pitching a tent is not the same as throwing it into the bushes, and catching a fish with your bare hands isn’t easy. As usual, the mixed-up housekeeper makes this camping trip one hugely entertaining adventure.
Which of these books about summer will you read first?
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