Summer is heating up, and while things may look a little bit different this year, a good book will bring a smile to any kiddo’s face. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite children’s books to add to your summer reading list to help keep the little ones occupied, entertained, and informed!
1. A Search for the Northern Lights
A mother-daughter story of an adventure-filled search for the amazing aurora borealis.
Inspired by the authors’ own experiences, A Search for the Northern Lights brings the reader along on a fascinating journey as Alix and her mom eagerly learn what auroras are and how to find them. The book also includes science and more information on auroras, plus a helpful guide for those hoping to catch their own glimpse of the incredible northern lights.
2. Odin, Dog Hero of the Fires
The incredible true story of one dog’s heroic feats during the 2017 Tubbs Fire, one of the most destructive wildfires in California history.
Odin, Dog Hero of the Fires is a touching and inspirational true tale that honors the bravery and strength of Odin as well as commemorates the stories of those affected by the Tubbs Fire.
3. The Noisy Classroom
The first day of school is coming… and I’m going to be in the noisy class. Any class but the noisy class will do!
Featuring the honest and delightful humor of debut author Angela Shanté and the bold, graphic imagery of debut illustrator Alison Hawkins, The Noisy Classroom encourages those with first-day jitters to reevaluate a scary situation by looking at it from a different angle and to embrace how fun school can be, even in nontraditional ways.
4. Golden Gate Park, An A to Z Adventure
Explore California’s most visited city park in this A-to-Z adventure!
From A for Artist Ruth Asawa’s hanging wire creations in the de Young Museum to Z for the Zebra on the carousel in the Koret Children’s Quarter, this book leads you around San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Park to reveal a range of fun and surprising facts for tourists and locals alike.
5. Dream Flights
STARRED Kirkus Review At night, just as the moon climbs high, I make a wish that I could fly.
Follow a child’s dreamy flight through the Arctic and discover the animals that live there, from the wolves prowling in the snow to the goats and sheep standing on the mountains to the walrus and sea lions lying on big glaciers.