Summer Fun With Summer Picture Books

Summer Fun With Summer Picture Books | From Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsLike many families, one of our favorite things to do during the summer is to go to the beach. Since we live inland of Seattle, a beach trip usually means a beach at a local lake. Occasionally, we drive to the ocean to fly kites though. Today I made short photo montage of our trip to Fort Casey, which was one of the military forts built on Admiralty Inlet.

Admiralty Inlet was considered so strategic to the defense of Puget Sound in the 1890s that three forts, Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island, and Fort Worden at Port Townsend, were built at the entrance with huge guns creating a “triangle of fire.” This military strategy was built on the theory that the three fortresses would thwart any invasion attempt by sea. (Wikipedia)


Another summer favorite for us is reading summer picture books. I already maintain list of recommended picture books for summer and every other season, but occasionally we find a few more gems that I like to share.

Mouse’s First Summer Part of a cute board book series, perfect for toddler and preschoolers. Mouse and Minka invite you to celebrate summer with a picnic in the park. Roll down the hill on tickly green grass. Fly fluttery kites high in the sky. Enjoy some juicy watermelon! And before it’s time to go home, a summer surprise sparkles in the sky.

Summer Beautiful illustrations! This is one of a series of four books without text, which lead the young child through the seasons of the year. Full of fun, active illustrations, this chunky board book shows the joys of fishing for tadpoles, playing at the beach, eating ice-cream, and enjoying evening picnics.

Summer is Here We love all four books in this series! Summer is a time when nature is bursting at the seams. Pick blueberries, see a caterpillar grow from an egg to a butterfly, or take a trip to the lake or beach with your family. Peek under rocks, look up in the trees, dive into the water–there is so much to learn and so much to discover together when you read Summer is Here! Amazing watercolor illustrations and rhythmic, whimsical text…

Does your family have any favorite summer picture books?