Summer, the perfect time to do nothing at all. Some of my best summer memories are a curled up in a cabin or on a porch just reading…. Black Beauty, scary stories, passing Nancy Drews back and forth with my cousin, going over stargazing and tree field guides for no real reason.
Here are a few picture books we’re enjoying this summer, along with a few favorite longer reads for read aloud or older kids. Plus some of my favorite field guides for kids and adults. I really can’t recommend the writings of John Muir enough – he was the founder of the Sierra Club and did so much to build the Nation Parks system we know and love today, his writings make you eager for the next sunny day and to see what adventures are around you – whether it’s his stories as picture books or his writings for adults, they’re really amazing.