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Summer Reading Guide

Splash into Summer with these reads.

Jules vs. the Ocean by Jessie Sima

From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a story about a young girl determined to impress her older sister by building elaborate sandcastles, even if that means standing up to the ocean and its smash-happy waves!

You Matter by Christian Robinson

In this full, bright, and beautiful picture book, many different perspectives around the world are deftly and empathetically explored—from a pair of bird-watchers to the pigeons they’re feeding. Young readers will be drawn into the luminous illustrations inviting them to engage with the world in a new way and see how everyone is connected, and that everyone matters.

In a Garden by Tim McCanna, illustrated by Aimée Sicuro

Acclaimed author Tim McCanna celebrates gardens, nature, and all sorts of critters in this delightful and vibrant read-aloud picture book.

The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle

Eric Carle’s classic story of the life cycle of a flower is told through the adventures of a tiny seed. Everyone will cheer for the seed’s progress as it floats across the sky, nestles in the ground, and finally grows into the giant flower it was always meant to be.

Harlem Grow by Tony Hillery, illustrated by Jessie Hartland

Discover the incredible true story of Harlem Grown, a lush garden in New York City that grew out of an abandoned lot and now feeds a neighborhood.

Gurple and Preen by Linda Sue Park, illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi

This wildly imaginative, crayon-inspired picture book shows that with a bit of teamwork and a universe of creativity, anything is possible!

Day at the Beach by Tom Booth

A day at the beach becomes a lesson in sibling bonding for Gideon in this magical picture book.

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