Montessori friendly books for Summer

Summer is just around the corner!

I have selected 16 books to explore Summer. As always, the books are reality-based to be in line with Montessori.

Let's explore Summer as a season. Some books are about what we often do in the summer: holidays, camping trips, eating ice-cream, and so on...

16 Summer books in line with Montessori

Summer by Gerda Muller.

There are 4 books in this series, one for each season. These are wordless books that depict what the season looks like and traditional activities for that season.

Summer by Aislie Busby

Also part of a series of 4 Seasons books.

And then comes summer by Tom Brenner & Jaime Kim

The smells, sounds, sights, and activities of summer are presented in lyrical text and cheery acrylic illustrations..

Summer days and nights by Wong Herbet Yee

On a hot summer day, a little girl finds ways to entertain herself and stay cool. She catches a butterfly, sips lemonade, jumps in a pool, and goes on a picnic. At night, she sees an owl in a tree and a frog in a pond, and hears leaves rustling. Before long, she's fast asleep, dreaming about more summer days and summer nights.

I love that this book feature an Asian Girl as the main character.

What can you see in Summer? By Sian Smith

Beautiful photos, very simple repeated text, high frequency and decodeable words and strong photo-to-text matching make this a perfect book for early readers to enjoy.

Summer is here by Heidy Pross Gray

Amazing Watercolor Illustrations Rhythmic Whimsical Text Perfect Balance of Discovering Nature and Embracing Family Values.

Summer Evening illustrated by Caroline Rabei

Based on a poem by Walter de la Mare.

The sandy cat by the Farmer's chair
Mews at his knee for dainty fare;
Old Rover in his moss-greened house
Mumbles a bone, and barks at a mouse.

All around Bustletown by Rotraut Susanne Berner

A new book published in 2020. Spot all the little details on each page that depict a Summer day around town.

Come on Rain! By Karen Hesse

I love when it rains on very sunny day. I love the smell associated with a hot rainy day.

In this book, Tess is awaiting for the rain in the middle of the Summer in the city.

I love that this book features a Black Girl as the main character.

How Do You Know It's Summer?

Through vivid photos and engaging nonfiction text, this fun and fact-filled Rookie Read-About Science book answers the question, How do you know its summer? Covering everything from weather patterns to animal behaviors to seasonal activities

Summer colors by Diana Murray

In this celebration of the outdoors, two rambunctious children take off on an adventure from their own backyard. In each new scene they discover the wondrous details--and beautiful colors--of nature. Even when a little summer rain threatens to dampen their grand adventure, the fun continues as woodland scenes come to life in a whole new way.

Marshmallow kiss by Linda Crotta Brennan

From the bright morning sun streaming in the bedroom window until bedtime kisses are given from sticky toasted-marshmallow lips children and their family enjoy a variety of activities during a summer day.

Beach Day by Karen Roosa

A typical day at the beach. Perfect to prepare a toddler for her first outing at the seaside or to remember a day out.

Wave by Suzy Lee

This wordless book is the story of a little girl's day at the beach. Stunning in their simplicity, Lee's illustrations, in just two shades of watercolour, create a vibrant story full of joy and laughter

Mama! Is it Summer yet?  By Nikki Mc Clure

In this charming book, one little boy can’t wait for summer to arrive. He keeps asking, "Mama, is it summer yet?" Mama responds saying, "Not yet," but there are plenty of signs that indicate spring is changing into summer

Is it warm enough for an ice-cream?

This book covers the 4 seasons and talks about weather and activities we can do in each season.

A Lullaby of Summer things by Natalie Ziarnik and Madeline Valentine

This is the story of a little girl and her siblings who have enjoyed their Summer day and we see them winding down from a perfect day.

I love that this book features a Black Girl as the main character.

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About the Author Carine Robin

Carine Robin has a Master’s Degree in Psychology, specialising in child psychology. She worked for various social services in her home country of Belgium, before moving to Ireland in 2006. It was there that she started working in a nursery and discovered Montessori education. After having her first child, her passion for the philosophy grew and she qualified as a Montessori teacher and managed a preschool. Carine has been running a Montessori based parents and toddler group and coaching families for 9 years. She now also runs an online group for over 14000 parents, sharing her knowledge and passion with people from around the world. In 2018, Carine realised families needed more support and launched her popular online parenting courses and monthly subscription boxes, full of personally designed Montessori materials.