Dog Days of Summer

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Summer days are slowly getting shorter, the weather is still hot and school is just around the corner. The dog days of summer are upon us!

From a story about one hot day that is saved by a thunderstorm, to books that will make you long for summer days and nights, ice cream cones and cooler weather, these books are guaranteed to delight.

So seek out a shady spot to read and enjoy these picture books for young children.

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

In a simple, evocative conversation with nature, a young girl witnesses how the season changes from summer to autumn.

Ice Cream Summer

A little boy writes a letter to his grandfather about all the reading and studying he is doing this summer–but all his activities revolve around ice cream.

One Hot Summer Day

Relates a child’s activities in the heat of a summer day punctuated by a thunderstorm.

Rules of Summer

Two boys explain the occasionally mysterious “rules” they learned over the summer, like never eat the last olive at a party, never ruin a perfect plan, and never give your keys to a stranger.

See You Next Year

Summer vacations can be magical. Especially when you go back to the same place every year. A place where you can learn to dive under the waves. A place where digging a hole to the center of the earth seems possible. A place where nothing ever changes and where each long, lazy day unfolds just as it did the year before. See You Next Year is the story of one such place. Only this year, something does change. And sometimes, change turns out to be a good thing.