Summer is Here

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New York Times bestselling creators Renée Watson and Bea Jackson offer an ode to a perfect summer day, from sunrise to sunset.

Summer is here! / No dark clouds in the sky,
it's a perfect day for play. / What joy will summer bring me today?

Summer is finally here, and she's bringing the most perfect day! From sun-up to sun-down, there's so much to do. With summer comes fresh fruit, sweet and tangy, jump ropes for leaping and dancing, and friends at the pool swimming and floating. Summer brings family cookouts under shady trees, gardens overflowing, and the familiar song of the ice cream truck. This beautiful ode to all the season's sensations follows one girl's perfect day in an exploration of joy, family, friendship, sunshine, and wonder.

Renée Watson celebrates iconic childhood joys in this love letter to summer featuring bright, sun-drenched art from Bea Jackson.

Renée Watson is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. Her novel, Piecing Me Together, received a Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award. Her books include the Ryan Hart series, Love is a RevolutionSome Places More Than OthersThis Side of HomeWhat Momma Left Me, and Watch Us Rise, co-written with Ellen Hagan, as well as picture books: Maya's SongThe 1619 Project: Born on the Water, co-written with prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, A Place Where Hurricanes Happen, and Harlem’s Little Blackbird, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Renée grew up in Portland, Oregon, and splits her time between Portland and New York City.

Bea Jackson loves telling stories through her art, from dynamic and diverse character design, to delightfully fun and energetic children’s book illustrations. In addition to her work as a children’s book illustrator, character and concept artist, Brittany’s work has been featured on the covers of books, comics, magazines, articles and in a 2021 Holiday collection at Target. Her first illustrated picture book was the New York Times bestselling Parker Looks Up. She lives in Georgia.

 “A perfect send-off to summer! Love the personification of summer as we celebrate all the joys she brings each year.” —Lorie Barber, Anderson’s Bookshop

"Charming digital illustrations . . . The text and pictures are a feast for the senses . . . The images depict children and adults coming together to enjoy and make the most of a perfect summer day." —Booklist

"An utterly immersive celebration of the boundless joys of summer—may they never end!" —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Jackson employs bright light and sunlit hues to capture the ease and lengthy rhythms of an enjoyable summer's day, while sensate prose from Watson leads beat-by-beat . . . a yearning celebration of a fleeting season." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

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