Oh the joys of summer. Summer is my favorite season for reading. My favorite places to read during the summer are, sitting under a shady tree, curled up on the couch on a rainy summer's day or relaxing under an umbrella on a sunny beach day. Take you child outdoors for some outdoor reading. Grab a basketful of your child's favorite books and spend a lazy afternoon reading. Help your child learn to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures of watching a cloud drift across the sky, a ladybug make the long journey up a leaf or listening to the different songs of the summer birds. Below are some of my favorite summer books. Summer goes by too fast. Make sure you take the time to enjoy it.