The Best Picture Books for Summer

"I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June."
―Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Here are some of our favorite picture books that celebrate and explore the beauty of summertime. From the sweltering heat to summer showers to playing outside with friends these books will warm your heart and have you yearning for summer year round!


A Boy, A Dog and A Frog
A Summer Day with Ted and Nina
A Summertime Song
Bear's New Friend
Blueberries for Sal
Come On, Rain!
Flora and the Flamingo
Freedom Summer
The Green Tree House
Henry Explores the Jungle
Jenny's Surprise Summer
Mama, Is It Summer Yet?
Mieko
Night of the Moonjellies
On Sand Island
One Day in Summer
Over and Under the Pond
Petunia
The Raft
Summer Color!
Summer Days and Nights
Summer Evening
Summer Song
Summer Story (Brambly Hedge)
Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Summertime in the Big Woods
The Tickle Stories
Time of Wonder
Timothy's Flower
Umbrella
The White Marble