Summer Preview: Kids Books

By Scott Lindrup | April 3 2023 | AllBlogAdultsChildren'sGeneral

Summer’s just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to start planning to keep those kids reading and learning all summer long! Whether you’re preparing for camp, a day at the park, or a family road trip, we’ve got the best titles to occupy young minds. Check out some of these great collections of kids books coming out this summer!

And here are a few more of our favorite summer reads:

Sugar Rush Racers: The Sweet Outdoors
9781368081450
The Sugar Rush Racers from WRECK-IT RALPH are catapulted out of their arcade game and into the world of a young girl named Molly, in this chapter book series.
$5.99 US
Jun 27, 2023
5-1/4 x 7-5/8
Paperback
160 Pages
Disney Hyperion
Age 6-8 years

Playful Wonders
50 Fun-Filled Sensory Play Activities
978-0-7440-8036-0
Everything you need to feed your child’s curiosity and inject more play into their day can be found in this interactive book. Each page features a simple, creative activity that little hands will love.
$14.99 US
Jun 20, 2023
7-3/16 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
64 Pages
DK Children
Age 3-5 years

Eyewitness National Parks
DK
978-0-7440-6973-0
A picture-packed guide to every US National Park, from the geyser-rich Yellowstone to the watery Everglades.
$9.99 US
Jun 06, 2023
8-1/2 x 11
Paperback
72 Pages
DK Children
Age 8-12 years

The Very Hungry Caterpillar's Rainbow Colors
978-0-593-65916-8
Discover the colors of the rainbow with The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
$10.99 US
May 30, 2023
7-1/2 x 7-1/2
Board Book
16 Pages
World of Eric Carle
Age 0-3 years

National Geographic Kids Puzzle Book of the Ocean
978-1-4263-7320-6
Indulge in hours of interactive, do-it-yourself fun with tons of crosswords, sudoku, word searches, and other brain-tickling games in this unique full-color, photo- and fun-fact-filled puzzle book all about the ocean!
$6.99 US
May 23, 2023
5-7/8 x 7-9/16
Paperback
96 Pages
National Geographic Kids
Age 8-12 years

A Day in the Sun
978-0-593-65985-4
A stunning celebration of our Sun and the universal ways in which it connects each of us, all around the world.
$18.99 US
May 16, 2023
9-1/2 x 10-1/2
Hardcover
32 Pages
Rise x Penguin Workshop
Age 3-5 years

Road Trip! Coloring Book
Color Your Way to National Parks, Landmarks, and Roadside Attractions: A Coloring Book
978-0-593-23626-0
Travel from sea to shining sea with this family-friendly coloring book that features 8 maps and 40 illustrations of national parks, roadside attractions, and landmarks across the United States.
$14.99 US
May 09, 2023
8 x 8
Adult Coloring Book
96 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Bugs: A Peek-Through Picture Book
978-0-593-56458-5
Fans of the bestselling series that began with Tree: A Peek-Through Picture Book can take an up-close look at the world of insects in this beautiful book with peek-through holes.
$17.99 US
May 02, 2023
9 x 11
Hardcover
32 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 3-7 years

Hello, World! Let's Go Camping
978-0-593-56902-3
Families who camp can prepare for their next trip together with this nonfiction board book from the bestselling series Hello, World! A perfect gift for young outdoors fans!
$8.99 US
May 02, 2023
7 x 7
Board Book
26 Pages
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Age 0-3 years

Little Kids First Nature Guide: Explore the Beach
978-1-4263-7368-8
Companion to the bestselling National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book series, this delightful take-along nature guide helps young children find, identify, and learn about the fascinating animals, plants, and other wonders to be found at the seashore.
$9.99 US
May 02, 2023
8 x 8
Paperback
48 Pages
National Geographic Kids
Age 4-8 years

Good Night River
978-1-64907-090-6
Grab your fishing pole, kayak, and float tube, it’s time to visit the rolling river. Young readers will squeal with delight as they enjoy all their favorite river activities and interests, including whitewater rafting, swimming, fishing, beavers and other river creatures, picnics, camping, riverboats, paddleboarding, and more.This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting themes.
$9.95 US
May 02, 2023
6 x 6
Board Book
20 Pages
Good Night Books
Age 0-3 years

Fanatical About Frogs
978-1-83874-871-5
Did you know that there are over 4,000 known species of frog? Some are bigger than your dinner plate, while others are small enough to sit on your fingernail.
$12.99 US
May 02, 2023
9 x 11-3/8
Paperback
40 Pages
Flying Eye Books
Age 7-10 years

Would You Rather? Summer Edition
Laugh-Out-Loud Game for Camping, Road Trips, and Vacation Travel
978-0-593-69052-9
Hilarious questions about the joys of summer for kids who love fun, laughs, and a challenge from the author of the best-selling “Would You Rather?” series.
$7.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
128 Pages
Z Kids
Age 8-12 years

My Bunkmate Hates Puppies
9781368057400
Disney Villains are known for causing trouble. But what about before they were all grown up? When young Cruella gets to this most magical summer camp, things get hairy!
$4.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
5-1/4 x 7-5/8
Paperback
144 Pages
Disney Hyperion
Age 6-8 years

The Little Mermaid Live Action Novelization
9781368077231
Dive into Ariel's enchanting story in this official novelization of Walt Disney Studios' live action reimagining of The Little Mermaid, coming to theaters.
$8.99 US
Apr 11, 2023
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
256 Pages
Disney Press
Age 8-12 years

Disney Baby: Ariel Loves the Ocean
A First Words Book
9781368093446
Everything's better under the sea!
$6.99 US
Apr 11, 2023
6 x 6
Board Book
12 Pages
Disney Press
Age 0-3 years

How Far You'll Go
9781368077750
This gorgeous, inspirational, and uniquely Disney picture book is the perfect gift to share for graduation, big milestones, or everyday inspiration!
$17.99 US
Apr 04, 2023
7-1/4 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
40 Pages
Disney Press
Age 6-8 years

Peter Pan & Wendy Junior Novelization
9781368080453
The official novelization for the Walt Disney Studios live action film Peter Pan & Wendy, coming to Disney+.
$6.99 US
Apr 04, 2023
5-1/4 x 7-5/8
Paperback
144 Pages
Disney Press
Age 8-12 years

Fun with National Parks
A Big Activity Book for Kids about America's Natural Wonders
978-0-593-43587-8
Fun facts and 125+ amazing activities featuring our 63 majestic national parks!
$12.99 US
Mar 21, 2023
8 x 10
Paperback
160 Pages
Z Kids
Age 6-9 years

Children's Anthologies Collection
3-Book Box Set for Kids Ages 6-8, Featuring 300+ Animal, Dinosaur, and Space Topics
978-0-7440-7940-1
Travel back in time to the beginning of life on earth, across today’s animal kingdom, and to the furthest reaches of space with this beautiful box set.
$65.99 US
Mar 14, 2023
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Boxed Set
672 Pages
DK Children
Age 7-9 years

Road Trip Games
50 Fun Games to Play in the Car
978-1-922417-98-5
The essential companion to keep you and your friends entertained on your next road trip.
$24.95 US
Sep 06, 2022
3-3/4 x 5-1/3
Other Formats
Smith Street Gift

Camp Quizzical
978-0-593-38550-0
An all-new title in the exciting series of kid-friendly quiz books written by BuzzFeed quiz creator and pop-culture expert Rachel McMahon!
$6.99 US
Apr 26, 2022
5-1/8 x 7-5/8
Paperback
64 Pages
Penguin Workshop
Age 8-12 years

The Camping Trip
978-1-5362-0736-1
Ernestine has never been camping before, but she’s sure it will be lots of fun . . . won’t it? An endearing story about a girl’s first experience with the great outdoors.My aunt Jackie invited me to go camping with her and my cousin Samantha this weekend. I’ve never been camping before, but I know I will love it.Ernestine is beyond excited to go camping. She follows the packing list carefully (new sleeping bag! new flashlight! special trail mix made with Dad!) so she knows she is ready when the weekend arrives. But she quickly realizes that nothing could have prepared her for how hard it is to set up a tent, never mind fall asleep in it, or that swimming in a lake means that there will be fish — eep! Will Ernestine be able to enjoy the wilderness, or will it prove to be a bit too far out of her comfort zone? In an energetic illustrated story about a first sleepover under the stars, acclaimed author-illustrator Jennifer K. Mann reminds us that opening your mind to new experiences, no matter how challenging, can lead to great memories (and a newfound taste for s’mores).
$17.99 US
Apr 14, 2020
8-7/16 x 10-1/4
Hardcover
56 Pages
Candlewick
Age 3-7 years

National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas, 2nd Edition
978-1-4263-3703-1
Road trips will be even more fun for the kids with colorful maps, 22 new games, fun facts, photos, and activities that fill the updated and expanded National Geographic Kids Ultimate US Road Trip Atlas.
$9.99 US
Apr 02, 2020
8-1/2 x 10-7/8
Paperback
144 Pages
National Geographic Kids
Age 8-12 years

Pop-Up Peekaboo! Under The Sea
A surprise under every flap!
DK
978-1-4654-7316-5
A pop-up surprise under every flap!
$12.99 US
Jun 05, 2018
8-1/4 x 8-1/4
Board Book
12 Pages
DK Children
Age 0-3 years

Field Trip Mad Libs
World's Greatest Word Game
978-0-399-53952-7
Celebrate one of the time-honored traditions of childhood with this new Mad Libs all about field trips! Signed permission slips not required.
$5.99 US
Jul 05, 2016
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs
Age 8-12 years

Letters from Camp Mad Libs
Stationery to Fill Out and Send!
978-0-8431-1827-8
Writing letters is as easy as "one, two, POTATO" with Mad Libs notes you can send from summer camp.
$6.99 US
Apr 20, 2006
6-1/4 x 10
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs
Age 8-12 years

Mad Libs on the Road
World's Greatest Word Game
978-0-8431-7498-4
Mad Libs is the world’s greatest word game and a great gift or activity for anyone who likes to laugh! Write in the missing words on each page to create your own hilariously funny stories all about road trips, travel, and summer activities. Pack your NOUN and get ready to go on an adventure with Mad Libs on the Road! With 21 "fill-in-the-blank" stories about creating car songs, spotting historical sights, and stopping at roadside diners, there's something for everyone. Play alone, in a group, or in an RV! Mad Libs are a fun family activity recommended for ages 8 to NUMBER.Mad Libs on the Road includes:- Silly stories: 21 "fill-in-the-blank" stories all about adventures on the road!- Language arts practice: Mad Libs are a great way to build reading comprehension and grammar skills.-  Fun With Friends: each story is a chance for friends to work together to create unique stories!
$5.99 US
Jun 07, 1999
5-1/4 x 8-3/8
Paperback
48 Pages
Mad Libs
Age 8-12 years