Summer is here! Long, sunny days, drippy ice cream cones, water play, watermelon…. and of course, books! Let’s keep those kiddo’s minds moving in the right direction with this list of great books to read with your kids in June.
First, though, check out my new book, 100 Backyard Activities That Are the Dirtiest, Coolest, Creepy-Crawliest Ever! if you haven’t already. This book will help kids get out and explore the great outdoors. It is full of activities that are perfect for summer! And there is no need to travel, all you need is your backyard and some curious kids.
Great Books to Read With Your Kids in June
Lemonade Stand: The joys of lemonade are shown through the eyes of a bee in this book. Through the rhyming text you will discover that the bees love this stuff as much as kids do!
One Crazy Summer: When summer exectations are high, things don’t go as planned. Follow three sisters as they discover what summer has in store for them.
Summer is Here!: Between the rhyming story, colorful illustrations, and all the joys of summer, this kid’s book is the perfect addition to your pile of summer reading material.
If You Give a Dog a Donut: From the wonderful series of “If You Give….” by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond (This entire series is perfect for summer reads!) brings you a silly tale of what a dog would ask for if you give him a donut. This also just happens to be the perfect book for June 2nd, National Donut Day!
How the World Works: Take advantage of World Environment Day on June 5th and teach kids how our life has an impact on mother nature. This book also gives kids a look at how the different cycles repeat themselves and create such an incredible planet. It also comes with some really incredible pop-up art.
From Kernel to Corn: Corn on the Cob day is June 11th! Nothing says summer like a freshly grown ear of corn straight out off of the corn stalk! Another favorite book about corn that I adore is The Popcorn Book by Tomie dePaola. One of my all time favorite kid’s book! Perfect for all those popcorn snacks that will be served this summer.
Darth Vader and Son: What would of happened if Darth Vader raised Luke Skywalker? This funny book takes a different spin on their relationship that is certain to give everyone in the family a few giggles. Perfect for Father’s Day!
How to Babysit a Grandpa: Another perfect book for Father’s Day. Instead of Grandpa babysitting, the kids get to babysit Grandpa! Great bits of advice on how to keep Grandpa happy all the way to what you need to feed Grandpa.
Long May She Wave: Celebrate Flag Day on June 14th with this true story of Caroline Pickersgill who created the first American flag.
Fire Ants in My Pants: This chapter book follows Jake who just can’t seem to stay out of trouble. From the beginning of summer he has been challenged by some unexpected events. Read this book to discover how Jake’s summer vacation ends.
The Kids Campfire Book: Kids can learn all there is to know about a campfire in this book. There is even directions for how to make a pizza on a campfire! Perfect for all of those camping adventures throughout summer.
Wolf Camp: Are your kids headed to camp this year? This kid’s book takes a really funny twist on the camp experience. Homer, a dog, wants to go to Wolf Camp. Will he get along with all the wolf campers?
Boredom Buster: If your kids are headed out on any roadtrips this summer, this book gives them great ways to kick boredom to the curb. It is full of games for the entire family to play. No extra supplies required. The only thing you’ll need is this handy book.
Fantastic Watermelon as Big as an Elephant: Two girls go on adventure to find a watermelon the size of the elephant. A cute story to read while munching on summer’s favorite fruit.
My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis: This kid’s book follows the summer of a very happy preying mantis, P. Mantis. It tells of all the wonderful things a mantis can do, such as flying, and even more gruesome things such as eating their siblings!
These Great Books to Read With Your Kids in June are the perfect pile of books to start summer. Don’t forget to pick up a copy of my book, 100 Backyard Activities That Are the Dirtiest, Coolest, Creepy-Crawliest Ever! so the kids stay busy after they put the books down.
Share your favorite summer books with us in the comments!