One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book Book Info While you’re on the beach, you can count from 1 to 10 by feet — combining numbers of feet and then multiplying them all the way to 100, which is ten crabs … or 100 snails if you really count slowly! Colorful, bug-eyed, cartoon-like critters further enliven this jaunty approach to numbers. Book Details One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book April Pulley Sayre, Jeff Sayre Illustrator: Randy Cecil Age Level: 6-9 Genre: Fiction Zigby Camps Out Book Info When Zigby the Zebra receives a tent from his aunt Zandra, he and his friends decide to camp out in the deepest, darkest part of the jungle. When they’re frightened, cold, and hungry, they gladly accept Ella the Elephant’s offer to come home and have dinner. Zigby then finishes his campout in the safety of his own backyard. Bold color and strong line add humor to this recognizable story. Book Details Zigby Camps Out Brian Paterson Age Level: 3-6 Genre: Fiction Swimsuit Book Info A hairless toddler at the beach is the star of this child-sized, sturdy book. One word accompanies each simple, colorful illustration to introduce words like swimsuit, sunscreen, and sleep as the sun goes down. Book Details Swimsuit Kit Allen Age Level: 0-3 Genre: Fiction On the Way to the Beach Book Info Young readers are invited to look and listen as they join a girl on a summer morning walk to the beach. While she passes through the woods, a marsh, and the dunes, she stops to observe, and sometimes wonders what animals are watching her. A foldout reveals animals, birds, insects, and plants in each of the coastal settings, and are carefully listed on the final page. Book Details On the Way to the Beach Henry Cole Age Level: 3-6 Genre: Nonfiction Katie Catz Makes a Splash Book Info Katie is afraid of swimming and the creatures that may lurk in the pool. But with the help of an astute swimming teacher, Katie learns to swim across the pool. She and her parents are so proud, and now Katie can’t wait to go to her friends’ birthday party – at the pool! Children will readily see themselves in the lighthearted illustrations. Book Details Katie Catz Makes a Splash Anne Rockwell Illustrator: Paul Meisel Age Level: 3-6 Genre: Fiction Fireflies at Midnight Book Info A robin is the “first to greet the light” on a summer morning. But many other animals in these animated, evocative poems share the joy of the season. The frog says “I’m the baron/I’m the duke/I’m the king…” while the firefly seeks an answer to the question, “Are You the One?” Tinted photographs of lush summer scenes accompany each short poem. Book Details Fireflies at Midnight Marilyn Singer Illustrator: Ken Robbins Age Level: 3-6 Genre: Poetry Camp Granada Book Info The title song “Camp Granada” (also known as “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah”) is just one of the melodies in this songbook, which includes old favorites as well as lesser known sing-along camp songs. The book is filled with colorful, childlike illustrations that chronicle a group of kids getting on a yellow bus to go from the city to a camp in the country. Small illustrations that look like photographs assure young readers that the memories made at camp are happy ones. Book Details Camp Granada Frane Lessac Age Level: 6-9 Genre: Poetry Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed Book Info Flowers on many plants develop into edible fruit. From early spring to late summer, children and adults grow plants that produce flowers that turn into pea pods, raspberries, corn, peaches, peanuts, and finally pumpkins. Information and carefully crafted illustrations on fold out pages create an informative and attractive book. Book Details Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed Lola M. Schaefer Illustrator: Lindsay Barrett George Age Level: 6-9 Genre: Poetry Lucille Camps In Book Info When her father takes her older brother and sister camping, Lucille, the youngest of the three pigs in her family, has to stay home with her mother. Though she is angry at first, she and her mom have a living room campout that winds up being just as much fun as the big kids’! Book Details Lucille Camps In Kathryn Lasky Illustrator: Marylin Hafner Age Level: 3-6 Genre: Fiction Liked it? Share it!