Join Our Summer Book Club

Join Our Summer Book Club

There's something special about getting lost in your favorite stories under a shady tree. This summer we want to introduce you to some of our favorite picture books, both old and new. We are so excited to announce our Summer Book Club!

Each week we will host an Instagram Live read-a-long with CJ or Jes and share a craft to go along with each book. The perfect time to snuggle up with your little one and get some time together before they run outside into the wide summer!

We hope you can join us on Wednesdays at 2 PM EST, but you can catch the replay in our highlights if you miss it.

Download the Summer Book Club Reading List here.

The Book Club List 

The Midsummer Tomte by Ulf Stark 

In this heartfelt tale, the rabbit children are looking forward to their first Midsummer party where there will be music, dancing and more. When a storm sweeps through the forest, the rabbit children's plans are turned upside down. Will Grump the Tomte help them save the Midsummer celebration?


Blueberries for Sal by Robert McClosky 

A classic New England Summer story. A young child and their mother go out to pick wild berries to can for the coming Winter. Little Sal wonders off to find a BIG surprise on the other side of the hill! 

A classic story about a mysterious orange "egg" that falls into the woods. The little elf who stumbles upon it declares, "It's a sun egg!" Soon she and her friends find out what it really is, but not before the little elf has one of the best adventures ever.   

Little Witch Hazel: Summer by Phoebe Wahl 

Follow Little Witch Hazel on a year-long journey of magical forest adventures. Each season brings a new friend, mystery or escapade for our miniature gnome friend.



Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler

This beautifully illustrated picture book tells the story of Miss Maple, who collects and cares for seeds that have not sprouted yet. Back in her cozy maple tree home she teaches them the ways of seeds and the path to finding their new home. 

The Story of the Root Children

 Deep underground, The Root Children spend the Winter sleeping. When Spring finally arrives, it's time for them to awaken. They get busy cleaning, mending and making their new outfits for Spring and then painting the beetles and butterflies. 

They play in the fields and ponds through the spring and summer, but when autumn comes, it is time to return once more to Mother Earth, who is ready to welcome them back to their underground home. 

The Blue House by Phoebe Wahl

The Blue House by Phoebe Wahl

The blue house follows a young boy navigating his big feelings about an unwanted move. Leo loves his home and garden, but his neighborhood is changing. Old houses are being torn down to make way for new high-rise apartment buildings. Finally, after some time, they make their new house their own. 

Emily & Daisy by Elsa Beskow

Emily & Daisy by Elsa Beskow

Emily is a helpful little girl whose mother is worried that Daisy the cow will escape her pen, so she sends Emily to watch over her. On her way, she meets a big dog, a boasting boy and an old man. When she arrives she sees that Daisy's fence needs mending. Who might she get to help her? Maybe her new friends from her adventure! 

The Maggie B by Irene Haas

Get lost at sea with the magical tale of The Maggie B. In this whimsically illustrated story, a young girl wishes to sail away on a boat named after her. When she drifts off to sleep her dreams come to life.

Enjoy a day at sea with Maggie, her baby brother and a host of animal friends. Maggie tidies up her cozy ship, gathers fruit from her garden and cooks up the catch of a day in a warm hearty stew!

Sonya's Chickens by Phoebe Wahl 

A heartfelt tale that helps young children navigate the joys and sorrows of caring for another creature. One night she hears a strange noise and discovers one of her chickens is gone. Her Papa helps her discover the answer of what happened to her chicken and helps Sonya navigate her loss. 

We hope you can join us for a story this summer. We'd be thrilled to see you at each one! Please tag us in your crafts on Instagram @BellaLunaToys, or use our hashtag #BellaLunaToys for a chance to be shared in our stories. See you soon!

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