Fun in the Sun Books
Keep summer reading cool with lively reads set at the seashore, campground, and backyard.
Bailey Goes Camping by Kevin Henkes
Your little one who's too small for sleep-away camp is sure to enjoy this stay-at-home adventure. Learn more.
Beach by Elisha Cooper
A day at the beach comes to life through the vivid illustrations of sand castles, seashells, and waves.
Clifford Takes a Trip by Norman Bridwell
Emily Elizabeth's family is going on a vacation so far away Clifford can't come. Or can he?
Gaspard at the Seashore by Anne Gutman
Charm your child with the tale of an earnest pooch who longs to windsurf — but he'll have to learn to swim first!
Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey
Explore a magical Maine summer with this Caldecott Award-winning classic.
Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse
Cool the crackling city heat with a lyrical look at the anticipation of rain. Learn more.
Dilly's Summer Camp Diary by Cynthia Copeland Lewis
First-time campers will love this comic-book-style look at the highs and lows of sleep-away camp.
Lottie's New Beach Towel by Petra Mathers
Hit the beach with a spirited chicken in this charming picture book.
Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
Join an old-school detective for an engaging and easy-reading mystery.
Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold
Your child will be dazzled by what Cassie Louise Lightfoot sees when she flies high above New York City on a hot summer night.
The Dolphin Diaries series by Ben M. Baglio
Travel the oceans and uncover the secrets of dolphins.
The Island Series by Gordon Korman
Follow six kids as they become lost at sea in the first book of a trilogy.
Letters From Camp by Kate Klise
Delight in this spoof on summer-camp life told through notes, lists, and letters.
A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck
Spend the season with two city-slicker kids visiting their grandma in a Newbery Honor book that spans summers from 1929–1942. Learn more.
Summer Reading Is Killing Me! by Jon Scieszka
Travel through a world of children's book characters in this riotous Time Warp Trio book.
The Goats by Brock Cole
Your teen will be captivated by this tale of two outcasts stripped and stranded on a small island by their peers.
The Haymeadow by Gary Paulsen
This action-packed novel revolves around a 14 year old who spends the summer tending 6,000 sheep with only two horses and four dogs for company.
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
Four friends spend their summer apart — but keep connected through an amazing pair of jeans. Don't miss the sequel: The Second Summer of the Sisterhood.
Stanley Yelnats' Survival Guide to Camp Green Lake by Louis Sachar
Fans of Holes won't want to miss this companion guide to everything from digging to avoiding desert scorpions.