5 Best Books to Read this Summer

May 25, 2021
5 Best Books to Read this Summer

It’s hard to believe that summer is here, and so is Osceola Reads’ Summer Reading Challenge! Along with the beach trips and soaking up the great Florida sun, we can't forget our 15 minutes of reading every day. Join Osceola Reads in reading our five favorite books this summer, just in time to kick off our Summer Reading Challenge on June 1. All these great books can be found at Osceola County libraries.  

Book cover of The Croaky Pokey by Ethan Long

The Croaky Pokey by Ethan Long Who doesn’t love the hokey pokey? This froggy rendition of the classic song and game will leave you and your child hopping and bopping. Follow an unsuspecting fly suggesting to a group of musical frogs that it’s time to do the Croaky Pokey.

Book cover of The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing

The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing We all know that feeling. That excitement of your next family vacation brewing in your stomach. In this book by Natasha Wing, a little girl and her family are getting ready to go on vacation, or at least they’re trying to. Something is bound to get overlooked when packing for a family vacation. Can you guess what it might be?

Book cover of Snowman All Year by Caralyn Buehner

Snowman All Year by Caralyn Buehner Who wouldn't want a non-melting snowman? In this fun story by Caralyn Buehner, the young narrator dreams about a snowman who can follow his adventures all year. They would ride roller coasters together and even watch the Fourth of July fireworks. What would you do with your snowman friend?

Book cover of Hello, World! by Kelly Corrigan

Hello, World! by Kelly Corrigan It’s summertime, which also means it's time to go out and explore! With this fun picture book by Kelly Corrigan, our main character reminds us to celebrate the people in our lives and the meaningful connections we make from asking questions. What are some of the most memorable questions your child has asked you?

Book cover of The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli Do you know what happens when you swallow a watermelon seed? Well, one crocodile has a fear of it. What will happen? Will vines grow out of his ears? A watermelon patch in his stomach? Enjoy a refreshing summer treat, but be careful about those seeds! Our Summer Reading Challenge starts June 1! With exciting prizes for your child, register today on Footsteps2Brilliance and start reading. You can check out our official rules here.

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Daughter and mom reading Osceola Reads together