As the temperature outside rises, stay cool with these perfect summer getaways:
Rules of the House by Mac Barnett
Ian always follows the rules and his sister, Jenny, never does but when she angers some monsters while breaking all the rules of their vacation house in the woods, Ian first runs away, then realizes there should be a rule about protecting your sister from being eaten by monsters.
The Princess in Black Takes A Vacation by Shannon Hale
A sleepy Princess in Black takes a much-needed vacation and rides her bicycle to the seaside, where she plans to nap in a hammock, but her peace is disrupted by a roaring sea monster.
The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear
A young girl visits the ocean and wants to take it home with her. A good read for anyone who needs a little extra push when it comes to transitions.
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
What adventures await in the Berkshire Mountains for these four sisters on vacation? “Problems are solved and lessons learned in this wonderful, humorous book that features characters whom readers will immediately love, as well as a superb writing style” --School Library Journal
Mr. Sunny Is Funny! by Dan Gutman
Second-grade graduate A.J. and his family rent a beach house, but summer vacation is ruined when annoying Andrea shows up and develops a crush on the lifeguard.
Amelia Bedelia Sets Sail by Herman Parish
Amelia Bedelia and her mother share a summer vacation home at the shore with her aunt Mary (her mother's sister) and her cousin Jason, who has a wicked sense of adventure and a nose for trouble. With a local girl named Pearl as guide, the cousins build sand castles, swim and body surf, and learn how to sail. As much fun as their nautical adventures are, the lives of this trio get way more exciting when they stumble upon pirates!
Why not pair your reading with a craft? Make your own summer fun with this simple, up-cycled craft: