Are you gathering books for your summer reading? No matter where you live, these children’s books about summer in the city with get you in the mood.
The thought of escaping to the seaside for the long, hot summer months is tantalizing. But not many of us have the luxury of setting aside two months to do so. Never fear: the city is an exciting place to be in the city and since nearly 80% of the U.S. population live in cities, chances are your kids can relate to children’s books about summer in the city and not just books about lazy days at the beach.
Be sure to check out our Ultimate Summer Reading Guide for more book suggestions!
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Summer in the City Books for Kids
Here are some choices we love:
Summer in the City. This is a brand new chapter book about how kids who thought staying in the city would be boring, but find out it is anything but!
Blackout. Do you remember the great Northeast Blackout of 2003? Remind yourself of how much fun it was (yes, it was!) with this gorgeous book.
Tar Beach. In this Caldecott honor book, New York City kids spend summers on the rooftop, imagining flight across a city night filled with lights.
How Do You Wokka-Wokka? Nothing says summer in the city like dancing, playing and rhyming along neighborhood sidewalks with your friends.
Hot City. In the hot city, the library is the coolest place to be. Literally.
One Hot Summer Day. Photographs capture the excitement of small summer discoveries and experiences.
Cool Ali. Sidewalk chalk brings a hot summer block to life.
What are your favorite summer in the city books?
Find more books on our master index of book lists.
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