Summer is right around the corner. Bugs are starting to emerge, the water parks are in full swing, and the beach is the perfect place to enjoy this summer’s book club picks. And don’t forget to leave a comment with your favourite books for September.
1. The Amazing Life Cycle of Butterflies, by Kay Barham
From moth to chrysalis to beautiful butterfly, learn about a butterfly’s life. Children have lots of questions about the world around them, and this book helps them discover many amazing and wonderful scientific facts about butterflies.
2. Over and Under the Pond, by Kate Messner
Paddle along with a mother and son as they discover the plants and animals that make up the rich, interconnected ecosystem of a mountain pond. Over the pond, the water is a mirror, reflecting the sky. But under the water is a hidden world of minnows darting, beavers diving, and tadpoles growing. These secrets and many others are waiting to be discovered.
3. And Then Comes Summer, by Tom Brenner
From flip-flops and hide-and-seek to fireworks and ice-cream trucks, from lemonade stands and late bedtimes to swimming in the lake and toasting marshmallows, there’s something for everyone in this bright and buoyant celebration of the sunny season.
4. The Tiny Seed, by Eric Carle
This is a beautifully descriptive book of a tiny seed that gets swept up by the wind and goes on an adventure to become a giant flower.
5. What Bug Am I?, by Skye Wade
The little spider doesn’t initially know who he is. Yet with the ladybug’s help, he meets different backyard bugs to understand who he looks like. If your kids are interested in bugs, they’ll definitely buzz with laughs and literacy over this engaging, informative, and science (STEM) book. This funny bug-story offers interesting and kid-friendly facts about insects’ diverse features and their unique ways of life.
6. Avery Asks – Where is everyone going?, by Andrea Lowe
You never know where a simple question might take your imagination. Where is everyone going? The possibilities are endless and the answers open up a whole world to explore. Follow ever-curious Avery as she discovers the places people are going and the things they are doing.
7. The Sandcastle Contest, by Robert Munsch
When Matthew enters a contest at the beach, he builds an amazing, incredible, unbelievable sandcastle!
8. Jabari Jumps, by Gaia Cornwall
Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.
9. Grandpa’s stories, by Joseph Coelho
One young girl reflects on a year with her beloved grandpa. She remembers the fields and parks they explored in the springtime and the old toys they fixed up in the summer. An honest and relatable depiction of loss, Grandpa’s Stories celebrates life and the ways in which love lives on.
What books should be featured in September’s Book Club?