Summer Fun


Here is your guide to summer fun. There are websites to help you explore New York City in the summer, play online games, learn magic and how to juggle. There are summer themed books to read. You can also find craft ideas and even make ice cream.

Internet Links
Amazing moms
Water fun, arts & crafts and recipes are some of the things you can do with your family.
Disney Family Fun
Backyard activities, arts & crafts, make camp scrapbooks, photo frames and other fun things.
Kaboose: summer guide
Explore summer online games including puzzles; arts & crafts; coloring pages and even make homemade ice cream!
Kid's Turn Central
Find information on the latest video games, free coloring pages, play online games, arts & crafts ideas, hot topics and much more.
Mommy Poppins
Explore what each of the five boroughs has for children in the summer. You can find free outdoor movies, free swimming lessons, free sports programs and other fun activities.
Articles & Databases
When did the Bronx Zoo open? It opened in 1899. To find this out go to America the Beautiful in our Articles and Databases, then search Bronx Zoo in the Find it Fast box to locate your answer.
Print Resources
Boys rule!
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
The feud between the Hatford boys and the Mallory sisters continues over the summer but they need to work together to publish a newspaper.
Carl's summer vacation
Alexandra Day
Carl and Madeline explore their summer cabin.
Crafts to make in the summer
Kathy Ross ; illustrated by Vicky Enright
Twenty-nine easy to make summer time themed craft projects.
Danitra Brown leaves town
written by Nikki Grimes ; illustrated by Floyd Cooper
Danitra spends the summer at her aunt's house and her friend's house. Written in poems and letters.
Henry and Mudge in the green time
story by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by Suçie Stevenson
For Henry and Mudge summer means going on a picnic, playing under the garden hose and going to the top of the green hill.
Hot city
by Barbara Joosse ; illustrated by Gregory Christie
Mimi and her little brother escape the summer heat to read and dream about princesses and dinosaurs in the cool, quiet library.
Lucy Rose: Big on plans
by Katy Kelly ; illustrated by Adam Rex
Soon to be 9, Lucy Rose writes down all the things she has to do for the summer which includes making a key chain for her mom and preventing her parent's divorce.
Lunch lady and the summer camp shakedown
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
School lunch lady investigates the mystery of the swamp monster while working as a cook at summer camp.
Mama is it summer yet?
Nikki McClure
A little boy eagerly waits for summer to come.
Minn and Jake's almost terrible summer
Janet S. Wong ; pictures by Geneviève Côté
Ten year old Jake's summer is off to a bad start. First his old friends are too busy for him and then he gets into a disagreement with Minn while they're at Disneyland.
Morgy's musical summer
by Maggie Lewis ; illustrated by Michael Chesworth
Morgy goes to summer camp where he meets Damien, an advanced music student who likes to tease beginners.
Summer ball
Mike Lupica
At summer basketball camp thirteen year old Danny must prove himself to his coach.
The summer before
Ann M. Martin
During the summer friends from the Babysitters Club get ready for seventh grade, go through family problems and make new friends.
Under the Watson's porch
Susan Shreve
Twelve year old Ellie's boring summer becomes exciting when she develops a crush on her new next door neighbor whom her parents have forbidden her to see.
Wish you were here
by Robin Wasserman
Liza thinks going on a cross country trip with her parents and two other crazy families will be her worst summer ever. Plus, she'll be away from her best friends.