Summer is in full swing! The sun is shining, school is out and it’s time to soak in all of the free time and then pack it full of fun.

It’s important for kids to keep reading all summer long, and with fun reads like this, we think it’ll be easy to keep their eyes glued to the pages. All of these summer-themed books are available from the Central Arkansas Library System.

Summer Days and Nights

Summer Days and Nights
By Wong Herbert Yee

Join a little girl on a summer day as she rhymes through morning, noon and night.
Ages 3-6

Under the Mambo Moon

Under the Mambo Moon
By Julia Durango

Introduce kids to poetry with this collection of short poems, each with an illustration to accompany it.
Ages 8-12

Among a thousand fireflies

Among a Thousand Fireflies
By Helen Frost and Rick Lieder

Incredible, close-up photography captures these little creatures of the night in the great outdoors.
Ages 3-7

One Crazy Summer

One Crazy Summer
By Rita Williams-Garcia

This chapter book is set in 1968 and tells the story of 11-year-old Delphine as she attends a summer camp sponsored by the Black Panthers.
Ages 11 & up

lullaby of summer things

A Lullaby of Summer Things
By Natalie Ziarnik and Madeline Valentine

A rhyming, lyrical story of a family’s day at the beach.
Ages 4-8