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Summer Is Summer, by Phillis and David Gershator, follows a group of multicultural friends as they enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and sensations of summer. The simple, spare text paired with rich illustrations makes this perfect for reading to a mixed-age group. On one page, for example, the text “Salty air, Sandy hair-, Summer is summer is summer,” accompanies a picture of children building sandcastles of the Eiffel Tower, the Chrysler building, Big Ben, and other famous landmarks.
Sunny Day, by Claire Henley, is a basic description of some of the things you might do and see during a summer’s day. Toddlers will enjoy recognizing their own experiences and some of the pages are a good jumping off point for discussion. Ask the youngest kids what they enjoy doing on a sunny day. Preschoolers will enjoy learning why lizards bask in the sun or why ice cream melts. What really sets this book apart are its vivid batik-style illustrations.
The Longest Day: Celebrating the Summer Solstice and The Summer Solstice are two non-fiction books about the science, traditions and legends surrounding the Summer Solstice. They have similar content, including experiments and activities, like making a sun dial, crafting a flower wreathe, or cooking a hotdog with solar power. The Summer Solstice also has a story adapted from a Hawaiian chant.
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