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Sunshine, longer days, blue skies, and beach days, summer is a time for outdoor activities and soaking in the sun! These picture books are perfect for kids ages 4-8 who love everything about the summer. Bring these books with you to the beach or the park! 
Growing an Artist

The Story of a Landscaper and His Son

Illustrated by John Parra

From award-winning artist John Parra comes a touching and deceptively simple picture book based on his childhood experience about the bond between a father and son, hard work, and the links between nature, art, and creativity.

Hardcover

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Something Beautiful
Illustrated by Lita Judge

A trio of animal pals discover the beauty in making new friends in this tender and adorable picture book from Lita Judge, the beloved author-illustrator of Red Sled and Flight School.

Hardcover

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Day at the Beach
Illustrated by Tom Booth

A day at the beach becomes a lesson in sibling bonding for Gideon in this magical picture book.

Hardcover

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I Am a Bird
Illustrated by Jaime Kim

Celebrate the bonds between fathers, sons, and nature with this lovely, sun-drenched debut picture book.

Hardcover

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Not Quite Narwhal
Illustrated by Jessie Sima

In the tradition of Uni the Unicorn and Gaston, this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born under the sea to a family of narwhals.

Hardcover

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Bitty Bot's Big Beach Getaway
Illustrated by Tad Carpenter

“A delightful sea-quel.” —Kirkus Reviews

The world’s cutest robot goes on a rhyming, deep-sea adventure with two new friends in this sweet and silly companion to Bitty Bot.

Hardcover

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Jules vs. the Ocean
Illustrated by Jessie Sima

From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes a story about a young girl determined to impress her older sister by building elaborate sandcastles, even if that means standing up to the ocean and its smash-happy waves!

Hardcover

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Round
Illustrated by Lisa Congdon

From award-winning author Jennifer Ward and celebrated artist Lisa Congdon in her debut picture book comes a lyrical, rhyming exploration of the many round things that can be found in nature.

Hardcover

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At the Beach
Illustrated by Harlow Rockwell

A young girl spends a radiant summer day at the beach in this updated classic from the author of Apples and Pumpkins.

Trade Paperback

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Noni the Pony Goes to the Beach
Illustrated by Alison Lester

It’s beach time for a playful pony and her friends in this lighthearted celebration of friendship and loyalty from the author of Noni the Pony, which The New York Times called “an unabashedly sweet and simple tale about a happy pony…related in laid-back couplets that work perfectly for young children.”

Hardcover

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Pond
Illustrated by Jim LaMarche

The joy of the seasons, the wonder of discovery, and the appreciation and respect for the natural world is at the heart of this book, drawn from the childhood of award-winning illustrator Jim LaMarche.

Hardcover

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Sand Cake
Illustrated by Frank Asch

Baby Bear and his daddy “bake” a treat on the beach in this reissue of a classic picture book from celebrated and award-winning author and illustrator Frank Asch.

Hardcover

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Ballyhoo Bay
Illustrated by Derek Anderson

Welcome to Ballyhoo Bay, where Mira Bella the artist teaches painting and sculpture to grannies and kids. Sun, sea, sand, and sky - what could be more fun?

Hardcover

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Tippy-Tippy-Tippy, Splash!
Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Surf’s up for a bunch of mischievous bunnies and one frazzled farmer in this beach-time read-aloud adventure.

Hardcover

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The Tiny Seed

With seeded paper to grow your own flowers!

Illustrated by Eric Carle

Join the tiny seed on an adventure as it becomes a giant flower!

Paper Over Board

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