What we are reading: June


Summer is that time of year that we all can feel free and relaxed, no matter our age. Summers are made for family trips, beach/lake visits, late nights, ice cream cones and so many other things that make us feel like a child all over again. Our this month reading list will help you to get ready for summer and get you in a summer mind set.

I’ve done some book rotation, including some books with a summer / seaside / friendship theme.

When rotating books, I usually try to ensure a balance of current favourites and books we haven’t read for a while, reality-based books and books with an element of fantasy, easy books and ones which are a little more challenging (either because they are longer or deal with more complex topics).



Commotion In The Ocean by Giles Andreae (Author), David Wojtowycz (Illustrator)

Summer (Seasons) by Child’s Play (Author), Ailie Busby (Illustrator)

ABC Zoo by Rod Campbell

Rabbit’s Nap (Tales from Acorn Wood) by Julia Donaldson 

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers

A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson (Author), Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

Dinosaurs, Dino Sound Book – What’s for Dinner Today? by North Parade Publishing

I Love Dad with the Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Author)

We have also recently started listening to some audio books together, mostly Bedtime Stories. I would love your recommendations for pre-school age audio books?

L xxx

  • Claire


    We love many of these books especially summer and commotion in the ocean.

    • Leky83

      Thanks Clair, at the moment our favourite is commotion in the ocean 😉 x

  • Vicki @ Babies to Bookworms


    These look like fun books! I need to check some of these out for our own reading time!

    • Leky83

      Thank you Vicki!

  • Mary Barham


    We are obsessed with books in our house!!! I have got to get these books! We are working on the ABC’s now…the ABC Zoo would be perfect!

    • Leky83

      I fully recommend ABC Zoo it is great book! Thanks Mary!

  • roxy


    this is such a cute idea! i used to do book posts for myself, but now that i have a little one, i think the transition would be perfect.

    • Leky83

      Thanks Roxy!

  • Clair


    What a great reading list! I have never heard of the ‘I Love Dad and the Very Hungry Caterpillar’. My son loves the original ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’…need to check this one out!

    • Leky83

      Thanks Clair!

  • hanna


    We LOVE ABC Zoo!! Totally one of our favorite books!

    • Leky83

      We too 😉

  • Amanda | My Own Unexpected Journey


    That’s a fun idea, to rotate books based on the seasons. I’ve never tried doing audio books with my kids; does your daughter enjoy them?

    • Leky83

      We’ve just started, so far she enjoys for 5 minutes 🙂

  • Justine @ Little Dove


    Ah, I love Commotion in the Ocean, it’s such a cute book! I haven’t heard of most of these other ones though.

    • Leky83

      Thank you Justine!

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