Summer

A summer field in the evening

Get Busy this Summer! by Stephen Waterhouse (Bloomsbury)
A family of penguins go on their summer holidays.

Guess How Much I Love You in the Summer by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram (Walker)
Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare discuss colour on a bright and sunny day.

Hooray for Summer by Kazuo Iwamura (North-South Books)
A group of small animal friends are caught in a summer thunderstorm.

Jack’s Amazing Shadow by Tom Percival (Pavilion)
Jack’s shadow keeps misbehaving but Jack keeps getting the blame.

Little Miss Sunshine by Roger Hargreaves (Egmont)
Classic tale of a sunny character.

Mouse’s Summer Muddle by Anita Loughrey and Daniel Howarth (QED)
Informative picture book. Mouse is chasing butterflies and comes across something mysterious in a pond.

Olly and Me Out and About by Shirley Hughes (Walker)
Beautifully illustrated book of poems about outdoors through the seasons.

Sky Tree: Seeing Science Through Art by Thomas Locker and Candace Christiansen (HarperCollins)
This book features a series of paintings of a tree against a changing sky as it alters according to the different seasons.

Sun by Carol Thompson (Child’s Play International)
A sensory introduction to the sun.

Sun, Moon and Stars by Stephanie Turnbull (Usborne Beginners)
Find out more about the sun with this simple information book.

Sun Up, Sun Down: The Story of Day and Night by Jacqui Bailey and Matthew Lilly (A&C Black)
Cartoon style information story that explains the science behind the rising and setting sun.

Summer by Child’s Play and Ailie Busby (Child’s Play International)
Illustrated board book about summer from the perspective of young children.

Summer (Go Facts: Seasons) by Katy Pike (A&C Black)
Information book with big bright pictures.

Summer (Seasons) by Stephanie Turnbull (Franklin Watts)
Book for young children containing information about summer weather and what people and animals get up to during this season.

Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee (Henry Holt & Company)
A little girl plays in the sunshine and investigates the sights and sounds of summer evenings.

Summer Evening by Walter de la Mare and Carolina Rabei (Faber & Faber)
Illustrated version of de la Mare’s poem.

The Boy Who Switched Off The Sun by Paul Brown and Mark O’Hanlon (Fourth Wall Publishing)
Marcel’s ice cream keeps melting so he comes up with the ideal solution.

The Sun and the Wind by Mairi Mackinnon and Elena Temporin (Usborne First Reading)
Retelling of Aesop’s fable for young children.

Thinking About the Seasons: Summer by Clare Collinson (Franklin Watts)
Full colour information book exploring summer through the senses.

What Can You See in Summer? by Sian Smith (Raintree)
Information book with simple repetitive text.