Summer Reads for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Contact-Free pick up is here! How it works: Click on “request this item” and place the item on hold with your library card. You will be notified when your item is available for pickup. For Scotch Plains and Fanwood residents only at this time. Questions? Contact us at [email protected]

And then comes summer by Tom Brenner

A joyful, sun-drenched tribute to the anticipation and adventures of the warmest season of the year. Request this item.


Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

A sweetly appealing tale of overcoming your fears, newcomer Gaia Cornwall captures a moment between a patient and encouraging father and a determined little boy you can’t help but root for. Request this item | VOX edition


One hot summer day by Nina Crews

Relates a child’s activities in the heat of a summer day punctuated by a thunderstorm. Request this item.


Grains of Sand by Sibylle Delacroix

A brother and sister dream up ways to save sand from a beach vacation. Request this item.


Surfer Chick by Kristy Dempsey

The story of a little chick and her dad who take to the beach where he teaches her how to surf. Request this item.


Come on, rain! by Karen Hesse

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


Fetch by Jorey Hurley

Illustrations and simple text follow a dog as it chases a ball at the beach. Request this item.


It’s a Seashell Day by Dianne Ochiltree

Rhymes chronicle a mother and son sharing a day of sand digging, seashell collecting, and seashore exploring. Request this book.


Summer Supper by Rubin Pfeffer

Follow the creation of a family meal from the farm to the picnic table on a warm sunny day. Told entirely in words beginning with S. Request this item.


Pignic by Matt Phelan

What a perfect day for a pignic! A blue sky. A shady tree. A bright kite. A full picnic basket. Family. And friends. But the pigs need one more thing for it to be a perfect day. Request this item.


Summer Wonders by Bob Raczka

Illustrations and rhyming text celebrate the sights and sounds of summer, from days of diving and swimming to nights of stargazing and fireflies. Request this item.


Sun by Sam Usher

A boy and his grandad set off on a scorching adventure. Its the hottest day of the year, hotter than broccoli soup, hotter than the Atacama Desert, hotter than the surface of the sun. Its just the right kind of day for a boy and his grandad to go for a picnic. Request this item


Summer by Cao Wenxuan

In this lovely picture book from two of China’s most acclaimed creators, animals fight over shade on a blazing hot day–until they learn to overcome their selfishness. Request this item


A Beach Tail by Karen Lynn Williams

When his father tells him not to leave the lion he is drawing on the beach, a little boy starts making a very, very long tail–and a trail to follow back. Request this item.