The Summer Solstice is one of our favourite summer celebrations. Celebrated in June in the Northern Hemisphere and December in the Southern it is the point of the longest day and shortest night of the year. To understand more about it and the ways that people celebrate the day around the world here are some fantastic Summer Solstice books that you and your kids will love.
Books for Kids of All Ages about The Summer Solstice
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One of the best ways you can help your kids understand different celebrations, events, and activities and for them to learn is to read. These books about the summer solstice are great for kids of all ages – yes even your big kids will enjoy the picture books we’ve picked as they really are beautiful and will help them understand what is happening and how people celebrate the longest day of the year around the world.
So here you go our pick of the best summer solstice books for your kids.
The Summer Solstice
The Summer Solstice celebrates the appeal of the sun and the abundance of light it provides during the summer months.
The Longest Day
The Longest Day takes us through the history and science behind this special day and focuses on summer celebrations from various cultures around the world.
Create a Summer Sun Catcher with your kids to celebrate the Summer Solstice.
Engage your kids with a story all about the longest day of the year and how the earth changes as it brings us the warm season in this non-fiction picture book Summer Solstice.
As part of the Earth Child Series, follow Shanna and Rye in Shanna and the Goddess: A Summer Solstice Story as they learn about celebrating Litha and about maturity and empowerment. This is a lovely series if you would like to explore more about the Celtic and Pagan festivals and celebrations throughout the wheel of the year.
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The Wonders of Summer
Your kids will love this heartwarming story, The Wonders of Summer, about a girl and her dad as they experience the wonders of summer together.
Under Alaska’s Midnight Sun
Imagine living in a place where there are 24 hours of daylight on the longest day of the year, well you can! Learn all about how the sun shines through the night in Alaska during this special time of year in Under Alaska’s Midnight Sun!
Another non-fiction What is a Solstice is a fantastic book to teach your kids about the movement of the earth and how it causes the first day of summer and winter.
If your little ones love Mermaids, then Mermaid Dance is a lovely book to share with them. As the sun sets over the ocean and spring turns to summer, the mermaids arrive ready for a new season and to celebrate the festivities.
More Summer Books for Kids
Are you looking for more summer-themed books for kids check out our favourites below!
- Summer Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Ocean Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers
- Garden Books for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Summer Activities for Kids
After you’ve read the books why not try some of these simple, easy and fun summer activities for kids.
- Beach Crafts for Kids
- Summer Toddler and Preschool Activities
- Nature and Science Activities for Summer
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