10 Picture Books for Summer

10 Picture Books for Summer

If you’re looking to bring in a little magic to your summer routines, picture book read alouds are the perfect way to begin.  Today I’m sharing ten of our very favorite, nostalgic picture books for summer!  Step into a world of summer storms, beach days, berry picking, big family picnics and and fire fly catching with these beautifully illustrated books for children.

Ten Summer Picture Books












The Raft

The Pond

Blueberries for Sal

When Lightening Comes in a Jar

The Seven Silly Eaters

Sand Cake

Island Boy


Summertime in the Big Woods

The Storm Book

10 Summer Picture Books












If you’re looking for more great reads this summer, check out this post, 15 Read Alouds with Movies to Watch After.  You might also like this list of children’s audio book collections for summer! 

If your’e just introducing picture books to little ones, you need this list of beloved books for your preschool basket!   (You might see a few of our favorites re-appear!)

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