Sacramento Public Library

10 Books for Summer

    Carl's Summer Vacation

    Carl's Summer Vacation - Alexandra Day

    Carl and Madeleine are supposed to be napping while Mom and Dad get the summer cabin ready for company but escape from the hammock to do some exploring on the lake.

    PICTURE BOOK Day, A.
    Wave

    Wave - Suzy Lee

    A little girl's first experiences at the beach, as she goes from being afraid of the roaring waves to playing on the shore while gulls soar overhead.

    PICTURE BOOK Lee, S.
    Come On, Rain!

    Come On, Rain! - Karen Hesse

    A young girl eagerly awaits a coming rainstorm to bring relief from the oppressive summer heat.

    PICTURE BOOK Hesse, K.
    Blackout

    Blackout - John Rocco

    A family finds magic in a summer blackout when they go up to the roof to escape the heat and discover a whole new view of the sky, their neighbors and life without the distractions and noise that comes with electricity.

    PICTURE BOOK Rocco, J.
    A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever

    A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever - Marla Frazee

    When James and Eamon go to Nature Camp and stay at Eamon's grandparents' house, they are much more interested in eating waffles and playing video games than in nature until something unexpected happens to change their minds.

    PICTURE BOOK Frazee, M.
    Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp

    Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp - Syd Hoff

    Danny and his friend the dinosaur go to summer camp together.

    EASY READER 2 Hoff, S.
    From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems

    From the Bellybutton of the Moon and Other Summer Poems - Francisco X. Alarcón

    A bilingual collection of poems in which the renowned Mexican American poet revisits and celebrates his childhood memories of summers, Mexico, and nature.

    SPANISH CHILDREN 811.54 A321f 1998
    Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little

    Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little - Peggy Gifford

    With summer coming to an end, about-to-be-fourth-grader Moxy Maxwell does a hundred different things to avoid reading her assigned summer reading book.

    CHILDREN FICTION Gifford, P. (MOVING UP)
    The Mouse and the Motorcycle

    The Mouse and the Motorcycle - Beverly Cleary

    A reckless young mouse named Ralph makes friends with a boy in room 215 of the Mountain View Inn and discovers the joys of motorcycling.

    CHILDREN FICTION Cleary, B.
    The Penderwicks

    The Penderwicks - Jeanne Birdsall

    While vacationing with their widowed father, four lovable sisters share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother.

    CHILDREN FICTION Birdsall, J.