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Chill Books for Kids on Hot Days

by Dawn S | Jun 29, 2018
What can you do on a hot afternoon? The pool will certainly cool you off, and my kids are especially fond of water gun fights. If, however, you want to stay dry, try reading some of these cool summer picture books.


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The Watermelon Seed
by Greg Pizzoli
What happens when you swallow a watermelon seed? What if it starts to grow inside your belly? This crocodile imagines the worst when he accidentally eats a seed along with the yummy, juicy fruit.

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Don't Splash the Sasquatch
by Kent Redeker
Who's ever seen a swim trunk-clad Sasquatch or an Octo-Rhino? Even sillier is what happens when the pool play does get out of hand and the Sasquatch DOES get wet!

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Higher! Higher!
by Leslie Patricelli
Going for a swing is a perfect way to cool off, especially when dad is doing all the pushing. What if you kept going higher and higher? Maybe you'd see some pretty amazing things.
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A Perfect Day
by Lane Smith
A perfect day looks different from different perspectives. This story shows several characters, including a cat, a bird, a boy, and a bear, having a perfect day.
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Cricket in the Thicket
by Carol Murray

Stay cool with some bug poems and learn a little something along the way.

Come on into your local library for more cool books and some air-conditioned air too!
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