Summer reading to celebrate the season!

What’s better than finding a shady spot in the yard, spreading out a blanket and lying down to read a few good books together. It’s a great way to pass the time and it will also help check summer learning off your never-ending to-do list. Not only that but it’s also a great activity to jot down on your summer list of things to do or put in your “bored” jar of activities. Making a trip to the library once a week is a great outing and most libraries offer summer reading programs for ages 12 months and up — giving your tots the opportunity to win prizes for reading as many books as they can during the hot summer months. If this doesn’t get them going, then maybe just a trip to the ice cream shop after reading will encourage them! Here’s a few of my favorite summer books to celebrate the season…

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, $12.91, at

Summer by Alice Low, $8.99, at

Ladybug Girl at the Beach by Jacky Davis, $9.99, at

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr., $7.99, at

The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing, $3.59, at

This one was my favorite story as a little girl — anyone else remember this book? Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel, $9.99, at

What’s your favorite summer story to read to with your kids?

Christine Fox is Everyday Mama to two and a San Diego-based freelance writer and PR pro. She loves everything that has to do with shopping, baby gear and being the talk of the playgroup when she finds the perfect shirt and diaper bag. Her philosophy is simple: that being a mom does not mean that you should sacrifice style. You can be a mom and stylish! When she's not shopping or writing about shopping and baby gear, she can be found playing with her two kids at the park. For more mom finds, you can follow her on Twitter @EverydayMama and visit her own daily blog at


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