If you’re like most parents, you probably have stacks and stacks of books at home. Reading together is a great activity for you and your child because it gets them comfortable with words, and it creates fun memories between the two of you. While summer is the perfect time for swimming, camping, and all things outside, it’s also a great time to read with your children and experience imaginative adventures together.
We’ve put together a list of books that you should be sure to put on your child’s reading list this summer! Whether your child is just learning to sound out words and read to you, or you take turns reading to each other, you’re sure to have a blast with these great picks.
Don’t feel like you have to buy all of these books in order to enjoy them; go to one of our local libraries and check them out! Plus, you’ll be able to browse the rest of their selection and pick out even more summer-themed books for your kiddos.
San Antonio Libraries
Austin Libraries

Summer Books for Preschoolers in San Antonio and Austin

  1. Part Time Mermaid, by Deborah Underwood
  2. I Got It, by David Wiesner
  3. Friends Stick Together, by Hannah E. Harrison
  4. Don’t Blink, by Any Krouse Rosenthal
  5. Jabari Jumps, by Gaia Cornwall
  6. My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis, by Paul Miesel
  7. Summer Days and Summer Nights, by Wong Herbert Yee
  8. Mouse’s Summer Muddle, by Anita Loughrey
  9. Sunflower House, by Eve Bunting
  10. Pete at the Beach, by James Dean
  11. Mouse’s First Summer, by Lauren Thompson
  12. Caterpillar Spring Butterfly Summer, by Susan Hood
  13. Marshmallow Kisses, by Linda Crotta Brennan
  14. A Summery Saturday Morning, by Margaret Mahy
  15. The Watermelon Seed, by Greg Pizzoli
  16. The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear, by Don and Audrey Wood
  17. A Day at the Lake, by Stephanie Wallingford and Dawn Rynders
  18. Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey
  19. Froggy Learns to Swim, by Jonathan London
  20. Olivia Goes Camping, by Alex Harvey
  21. Diary of a Worm, by Doreen Cronin
  22. Heat Wave, by Eileen Spinelli
  23. Toy Boat, by Randall de Sève and Loren Long
  24. S is for S’mores, by Helen Foster James

Do you have a favorite summer children’s book that isn’t on our list? We’d love to know what it is!