June 23, 2014

Summer's On! A youngCanLit Picture Book list



Time to go on summer holidays, enjoy or endure vacations with or without family, and savour our Canadian summer, whether it be on the coast, in the city, in the north or in the bush, or even away.  Summer's on!

PICTURE BOOKS


Are We There Yet?
by Nancy Crystal
Scholastic
32 pp.
Ages 3-7
1991

Camping
by Nancy Hundal
Illustrated by Brian Deines
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
32 pp.
Ages 8-11
2002        

Checkers and Dot at the Beach
by J. Torres
Illustrated by J. Lum
16 pp.
Ages 0-3
2012

Dippers
by Barbara Nichol
Illustrated by Barry Moser
Tundra Books
32 pp.
Ages 8+
1997

The Fishing Summer
by Teddy Jam
Illustrated by Ange Zhang
Groundwood
32 pp.
Ages 4-9
1997

Goldsworthy and Mort in Summer Fun
by Marcia Vaughan
Illustrated by Linda Hendry
HarperCollins
64 pp.
Ages 5-6
1990

In the Tree House
by Andrew Larson
Illustrated by Dušan Petricic
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 5-10
2013

Kitten's Summer
by Eugenie Fernandes
Kids Can Press
24 pp.
Ages 1-4
2011

Mayfly
by Marthe Jocelyn
Tundra Books
32 pp.
Ages 2-7
2004

My Family Vacation   
by Dayal Kaur Khalsa
Tundra Books
24 pp.
Ages 6-9
2003

Nana's Summer Surprise
by Heather Hart-Sussman
Illustrated by Georgia Graham
Tundra Books
32 pp.
Ages 5-7
2013

A Prairie Boy's Summer
by William Kurelek
Tundra Books
48 pp.
Ages 8-12
1975

Prairie Summer
by Nancy Hundal
Illustrated by Brian Deines
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
34 pp.
1999

Ready for Summer
by Marthe Jocelyn
Tundra Books
16 pp.
Ages 1-3
2008

Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach
by Mélanie Watt
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 5-10
2008

Scaredy Squirrel Goes Camping
by Mélanie Watt
Kids Can Press
32 pp.
Ages 5-10
2013
Reviewed here

Simon in Summer
by Gilles Tibo
Tundra Books
24 pp.
Ages 3-8
1991

The Summer of the Marco Polo
by Lynn Manuel
Illustrated by Kasia Charko
Orca Book Publishers
32 pp.
2007

Travels for Two: Stories and Lies from My Childhood
by Stephane Poulin
Annick Press
32 pp.
Ages 5-8
1991

The Twelve Days of Summer
by Jan Andrews
Illustrated by Susan Rennick Jolliffe
Orca
32 pp.
Ages 4-8
2005

When We Go Camping
by Margriet Ruurs
Illustrated by Andrew Kiss
Tundra Books
32 pp.
Ages 6-8
2001

Zoe's Sunny Day
by Barbara Reid
Scholastic Canada
10 pp.
Ages 1-3
2001


2 comments:

danielle @ this picture book life said...

Definitely going to check out IN THE TREE HOUSE! Looks lovely!

Helen K said...

It is! In fact, it was a nominated title for the 2014 Blue Spruce award of the Ontario Library Association. And, if you recall the extensive power outage in August 2003, the story will definitely resonate with you. (n.b. previous reply deleted because of typo!)