July is here and that means summer reading continues! I’ve got a list of the best books of summer right here so that you have amazing picture books to read in July. Books all about the Fourth of July, Sharks, and the Ocean to keep the summer reading fun alive! Dive into the list with me and get your library cards ready!
Books for the Fourth of July
Find out how the Fourth of July came to be with this beautiful, classic book! Travel back to colonial times and read all about the beginning of our country and how it came to be.
Read about some important aspects of America, from A to Z, in this patriotic primer! Fun illustrations and facts fill the pages for all 26 people and ideas that make up this story.
A story of a Chinese-American girl who thinks that no one eats Chinese food on the Fourth of July. She is in for a treat…and not just Apple Pie!
Appropriate for both Flag Day and the Fourth of July, F is for Flag shows the brilliant sympbolism of the stars and stripes.
Another American alphabet… but this one is my favorite! A is for America is one book from my favorite series of alphabet books. Stunning pictures. Beautiful poetry. Check out my U.S. Geography Journal where many of these books are included, too!)
More books to read in July all about Sharks!
After spending time in Okinawa, we fell in love with whale sharks! Wandering Whale sharks shows off amazing art work of these gentle giants.
This boy is so excited for his birthday and the only thing on his list is a shark! Who wouldn’t want a shark as a pet?! Find out what happens as he is gifted a different pet, instead…
Thanks to this woman, we know sharks aren’t just mindless killers! Learn all about Eugenie Clark, a zoologist, and how a lifetime of dedication brought about appreication and protection for sharks.
We all know that many animals depend on each other for food and for population control. What would happen if the sharks disappeared? This book touches on what our oceans and world would look like without sharks.
Continue the summer reading fun with books about the ocean!
I love all books by Gail Gibbons! This book about Coral Reefs doesn’t disappoint. With her fun illustrations and child friendly facts, learn all about Coral Reefs together. (You can also see my full list of Ocean books I wrote about that this book is included in, too!)
Read all about coral reef restoration and conservation in this stunningly illustrated book.
The mix of poetry and gorgeous illustration make this book a great one to look at several different aspects of the sea!
Read about how Jacques Cousteau went from a curious boy to a pioneer in underwater exploration. More beautiful poetry and beautiful pictures fill this book.
Picture Books for July
That is my list of books for the month! What books about the Fourth of July, Sharks, and the Ocean would you add to the list? Let me know in the comments or in my online homeschool community!