The Ultimate Summer Picture Books

I’ve collected together my very favourite summer reads into this blog. Some have been recommended by my Instagram followers (thank you Instafam)

Supertato Veggies in the Valley of Doom by Sue Hendra, Paul Linnet

1. Supertato Veggies in the Valley of Doom by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

Supertato adventures are hilarious, they have definitely become a firm favourite for me and my children! The veggies are bored, so Broccoli suggests a game of hide-and-seek. It’s a great game but then Carrot happens to finds treasure map in a cereal packet and the adventure unravels!
The Girls by Lauren Ace

2. The Girls by Lauren Ace and Jennie Lovelie

This is an uplifting representation of female friendship. It is about four girls and their friendship as they grow from little children into adults. We get to learn so much about our four main characters: Lottie, Sasha, Leela and Alice. We follow the ups and downs of their lives. The book has such a positive message about the support friends provide.

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3. What the Ladybird heard on holiday by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh are planning another crime. This time they are after the Queen’s crown! The Ladybird, who happens to be on holiday in the same place, can she stop them in time?

Happy Hatchday by Rob Biddulph

4. Happy Hatchday by Rob Biddulph

Nine dinosaur eggs are ready to hatch. Each named Otto, Winnie, Hector, Sue, Nancy, Martin, Wilf and Boo. And Greg, he hatches a week late, and by then the other little dinosaurs are already have friends and Greg feels left out. However, there is a little surprise…

Gary's Banana Drama by Jane Massey

5.Gary’s banana drama by Jane Massey

Gary loves bananas, he loves them so much that on the day that something bad happens, and there are no bananas to be found, he starts seeing them everywhere! You could even say he was going bananas for a banana! Will Gary find bananas? How will this story end? With lots of twists and turns!



From dark to light by Isabella Murphy

This book review fits in nicely with my previous blog post. Although it’s not about a strong female character, we need to take time to celebrate it was written by a (very) young female! And that clearly is something to celebrate.

This is an adorable story about a pumpkin seed, who wishes he could be out in the light.

It is a very carefully told tale that is equally exciting and fun to read. My children all enjoyed the story.

What I found interesting was the story is told as the seed. If teachers are wanting to teach their children how to write in first person and also develop their classes understanding about growth then this book would be a go to.

I don’t want to write too much as I don’t want to give the storyline away however I will say I loved that no matter how Pumkers sisters treated him, he was so glad that they were going to the same family, which is very heart warming. Again, my children loved this and found it relatable.

The illustrations were beautiful some seeming rather surreal but it worked and looked fantastic. There was so much to talk about just by looking at the pictures.

Share this book with your little ones!

I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.

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I give this book 4 lilies out of a possible 5!

4 out of 5 lily