Summer Books for Toddlers

As the weather warms up, fill your shelves with summer books for toddlers. Introduce your little ones to summer with this amazing collection of board books!

Board books are so much fun for little ones. Babies and toddlers can handle them on their own. They can turn the pages without tearing them. The pictures are engaging. Text draws them in.

Foster a love of reading with an ever-growing collection of board books for toddlers.

As the weather warms up, fill your shelves with summer books for toddlers.  Introduce your little ones to summer with this amazing collection of board books!

Summer Books for Toddlers

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of board books that will help your toddlers celebrate all things summer!

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 in the Forest (Lift-a-flap Surprise)Is it Warm Enough for Ice Cream?Baby Loves Summer!: A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Book (Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Books)


Summer in the Forest – The little cubs journey around the forest exploring the trees, the pond, and the bushes. The bees are buzzing, the blueberries are ripe, the pond is refreshing and the picnic is delicious. Such a busy day makes a great afternoon for a nap! What a wonderful day to be a little cub in the forest!

Is It Warm Enough for Ice Cream? – Winter, spring, summer, and fall are each represented by a vibrant outdoor scene revealing seasonal changes, from ponds freezing over, to baby birds leaving their nests for the first time. And with changes in weather come new things to try…

Baby Loves Summer – Little ones will love lifting the flaps to reveal a big yellow sun, flip-flops, an ice cream cone, and everything else that Baby loves about summer!

Curious George Curious About Summer (tabbed board book)Where Is Baby's Beach Ball?: A Lift-the-Flap Book (Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Books)Jane Foster's Summertime (Jane Foster Books)


Curious George: Curious About Summer – From camping to kite-flying, from picnic treats to summer stargazing, little ones will enjoy a perfect day of summer play with Curious George in this tabbed board book!

Where is Baby’s Beach Ball? – Little ones can lift the large, sturdy flaps in this board book to reveal pretty seashells, crawly crabs, and more! Babies will love this interactive adventure!

Summertime – In this beautiful and irresistible board book, children will be introduced to bold summertime images such as ice cream, a bicycle, a sandcastle, a swimming pool, and more!

Mouse's First Summer (Classic Board Books)Llama Llama Sand and Sun: A Touch & Feel BookMama, Is It Summer Yet?


Mouse’s First Summer – Mouse and Minka invite you to celebrate summer with a picnic in the park. Roll down the hill on tickly green grass. Fly fluttery kites high in the sky. Enjoy some juicy watermelon! And before it’s time to go home, a summer surprise sparkles in the sky.

Llama Llama Sand and Sun – Read along with Llama Llama as he splashes in the waves and plays in the sand in this brand-new touch-and-feel board book! 

Mama, Is It Summer Yet? – One little boy can’t wait for summer to arrive. He keeps asking, “Mama, is it summer yet?”

Summer (Seasons) (Saesons)Good Night Summer (Good Night Our World)Summer


Summer – Follow the children in this book as they discover and explore the unique character of summer, through indoor and outdoor play. Sensory, detailed and child-centered, this is the perfect introduction for young children to the cycles of the year.

Good Night Summer – From swimming in the ocean to Fourth of July fireworks, this adorable board book captures the enduring spirit of summertime fun.

Summer – Full of fun, active illustrations, this chunky board book shows the joys of fishing for tadpoles, playing at the beach, eating ice-cream, and enjoying evening picnics.

Uh-Oh!Alphaprints Fun in the Sun!Summertime Rainbow: A Bilingual Book of Colors


Uh-Oh! – A charming summer board book that’s just right for toddlers!

Fun in the Sun! – Join the crabs, elephants, and other Alphaprints animals on vacation as they have fun in the sun in this touch-and-feel board book. This is the perfect gift to take away with your little one this summer!

Summertime Rainbow – In English and Mandarin Chinese, Belle Yang’s bilingual board books celebrate the natural world with simple concepts and beautiful, bold illustrations.It’s summer, and the meadow is in full bloom.

Which of these books about summer will you read first?

As the weather warms up, fill your shelves with summer books for toddlers.  Introduce your little ones to summer with this amazing collection of board books!

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