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Picture Books to Read This Summer

May 6, 2019

Summer is around the corner and so is warmer weather and longer days...which of course means more time for reading! Young readers can take a trip through old classics in The Big Book Adventure, while Eppie the Elephant (Who Was Allergic to Peanuts) and Kisses for Kindergarten will get kids excited about heading back to school. Learn more about our fun picture books perfect for summer reading below!

The Big Book Adventure

There is nothing like a book to take you to places you’ve never been. Best friends Foxy and Piggy can’t wait to tell each other about all of their adventures in reading! Flying over Neverland, swimming with a mermaid, joining in a mad tea party, soaring on a magic carpet—old classics come to life in the eyes of two little readers who can’t believe what they’ve seen. Journey back to old favorites and experience the magic all over again in this adorable picture book about the joys of reading!

Kisses for Kindergarten

School is about to begin, and Stella Isabella Harden decides that kindergarten just isn’t for her. Instead, she decides to spend the day learning from her puppy named Buster. Together these two adventurers plan a day full of playtime, teatime, naptime, and storytime. After every “lesson,” Stella gets the best reward: a kiss from her best friend and favorite puppy. But will she change her mind about kindergarten before the first day of school? Join Stella and Buster in this fun read-aloud and heartwarming story about growing up.

Eppie the Elephant (Who Was Allergic to Peanuts)

It’s the first day of school for Eppie the elephant, and she’s a bit nervous about one thing: that her new classmates won’t understand her allergy to nuts. Like many kids today, this fun-loving elephant can’t partake in peanuts, pecans, or pistachios and has to be careful about what she eats. Eppie makes fast friends with Allie the alligator and Pearl the squirrel, but when Eppie’s allergy is explained at lunch, will her friends still stand by her side? Readers of all ages will relate to this uplifting, lyrical story of understanding and acceptance.

The Good Little Bad Little Pig!

Peter wants a perfect little pig for a pet. Not a bad little pig, and not a good little pig. Peter wants a good little bad little pig! So his mom sends the farmer a letter. Does Peter get what he asks for? Find out in this classic treasure from Margaret Wise Brown, author of the children's classics Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny.

The Diggers

Dig, dig, dig! Join the animals and machines as they dig an incredible journey of discovery underground in this imaginative story from best-selling children's author Margaret Wise Brown. This amazing adventure is brought to life by French illustrator Antoine Corbineau, using a patchwork of texture and color in his vibrant illustrations to bring the fun and energetic world of the diggers to life.

Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleepover

Douglas is all packed up and excited for Rabbit's sleepover! However, Douglas gets more than he bargained for when he realizes more friends have decided to come along. With this many friends, how will they ever fit in Rabbit's house and get some sleep? Full of humor and featuring Britain's huggable brown bear, this charming story follows the hilarious antics that happen until Douglas and his friends can finally doze.

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