In the midst of a HEAT WAVE like no other, we've been doing our fair share of summer reading! Odette is always asking me to read to her + I'm so proud of my little bookworm's love for stories. Today, I've rounded up some of our favorite children's books that have been on our summer reading list. I hope you love them as well...
Beach reads are always a MUST during the summer! Odette is in love with Ladybug Girl at the Beach, so much that we're on our third time checking it out from the library. It's safe to say, I should just pull the trigger and buy it! Another great beach read is Fancy Nancy Sand Castles and Sand Palaces. I mean, why would you build a sand castle if you could have a sand palace instead, right? The Fancy Nancy series are so cute and perfect for any girly girl! Also, we got Part of Their World from the library recently and love it. The illustrations are adorable and Odette's love for Ariel is still going strong, especially since meeting her in Disneyland a few months ago!
Next up, Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes is such a cute book! It's perfect for girls or boys and emphasizes the joy of jumping in things and making a mess. Maybe that's where Odette's love for mud puddles comes from lol! Another fun book is The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! Odette couldn't stop laughing when we read this the first time and she loves the little duckling asking for a hotdog. Other Pigeon series favorites that I'd highly recommend include The Pigeon Needs a Bath + The Pigeon Drives the Bus.
Lastly, two books that I've purchased from Amazon recently include Sylvie + Daniel's First Fireworks. Sylvie is an adorable book, perfect for any flamingo lover, that teaches kids to just be themselves. I also bought Daniel's First Fireworks because we are hoping to attempt taking Odette to see her first fireworks. Spoiler alert: Daniel Tiger + Margaret hold hands to feel better when they hear the loud fireworks for the first time :) I just LOVE Daniel Tiger! Any other mamas agree?
Hope you found at least one or two new books to check out next time you go to the library! Happy reading, friends!