Summer Picture Books

Let's play out! : summer in Alaska

by Yaari Toolie-Walker
ISBN: 9780983971979

"Rural Alaska is a playground for children who are discovering and learning every day. Read with your baby and join this whirlwind tour through Alaska's seasons in a four-book series created by Alaska Native authors and photographers."--Back cover


by Harriet Brundle
ISBN: 9781499484151

Sunshine plus vacation makes the summer equation fun! Readers will get excited for the warm weather with this beautiful introduction to the summer season. They ll learn key facts about this time of year, such as how we protect ourselves from the sun and how summer affects plants and animals. A helpful calendar teaches readers which months occur in summertime. Vibrant photographs of flourishing nature and fun summer activities, such as swimming and having picnics, will entice even reluctant readers. This accessible, engaging book will be at home in any library.

Sunrise summer

Matthew Swanson and Robbi Behr
ISBN: 9781250080585

Each summer, a young girl and her family travel to remote Egegik, Alaska, where they join a salmon fishing crew.

A perfect day

Sarah S. Brannen
ISBN: 9781984812841

A seagull is enjoying a perfect day until a disagreeable crab comes along, but by sunset, they have discovered what really makes a day perfect.

Canoe days

Gary Paulsen ; illustrated by Ruth Wright Paulsen
ISBN: 9780385325240

A canoe ride on a northern lake during a summer day reveals the quiet beauty and wonder of nature in and around the peaceful water.


Matt Phelan
ISBN: 9780062443397

"A pig experiences adversity but in the end enjoys a perfect summer day"-- Provided by publisher.

Under Alaska's midnight sun

Deb Vanasse ; illustrated by Jeremiah Trammell
ISBN: 9781570614224

On the longest day of the year, a young Alaskan girl stays up late and enjoys the midnight sun.

Come on, rain

by Karen Hesse ; pictures by Jon J. Muth
ISBN: 9780590331258

A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat. "Come on, Rain!" Tess pleads to the sky as listless vines and parched plants droop in the endless heat. Then the clouds roll in and the rain pours. And Tess, her friends, and their mothers join in together in a rain dance to celebrate the shower that renews both body and spirit.