Summer Read-to-Learn

All summer I’ll be sharing books for kids of all ages on topics that will interest them or offer them a new interest to learn about. Most of the time these will be nonfiction books, but sometimes we can learn how to be better people or learn empathy from fictional stories too.

So, I hope you will stay tuned to these posts. They will always have Summer Read-to-Learn in the title and in the tags. There will be books from some of my favorite publishers like National Geographic, plus, some from independent publishers.


By: Rotraut Susanne Berner

Published: March 19, 2020

Publisher: Prestel Junior

Non-Fiction/Seek and Find/Activity Books

Even though summer hasn’t officially arrived here yet, it certainly feels like summer. School is out and the temps have already been in the 90s. The night sounds are either amplified by the birds and frogs or by thunder and lightning. Evenings on the porch with a book or lounging with a game of cards and a bowl of ice cream are perfect ways to enjoy the summer nights.

In the quaint little community of Bustletown, Summer has arrived. If you have read the previous books in the series, WINTER and SPRING, then you are familiar with the buildings, farms, and characters as they go through their day in Bustletown. Kids will find characters mowing the grass, planting their fields, children swinging, and a woman selling ice cream and balloons. In fact, kids will love finding the balloons floating on every page.

There is so much activity on each page to keep kids entertained and making up stories for hours. This book also offers opportunities to explain farming, gardening, and various other summer work that is done in both homes and businesses.

Many of the characters on the pages are planning to attend a birthday party that appears at the end of the book. But a summer storm is looming and maybe the party won’t be able to happen. But, on the last page, everyone arrives at the pond with gifts and food and a rainbow that spreads across the horizon.

I absolutely love this series and find them to be such a great way for prereaders to start to understand the world around them and be able to make up their own stories, learning sentences, and the importance of having an imagination.

ALL AROUND BUSTLETOWN FALL will be published in mid-July. Stay tuned for a review on that one later this summer!

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Thanks to the publisher for sending a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. This review is my honest opinion. If you choose to make a purchase through the above links, I may receive a small commission without you having to pay a cent more for your purchase.

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