Sunscreen. Check. Swimsuit. Check. Summer Reads for us. Check. Summer Reads for our kids…well, as much as we and our kiddos love our tried and true dog-eared books, there’s nothing like picking up a new read for our literary little ones. On the top of our summer must-read list this year is New York, Baby! from our friends at Chronicle Books.

By the way, if you haven’t checked out Chronicle Books you’ll want to beeline it to their site. With innovative design, amazing titles for the whole family, and some really cool interactive books (mobile art, anyone?), Chronicle Books is totally reinventing the idea of the standard book. Anyways, we digress…

New York, Baby!, illustrated by Ward Jenkins, is an adventure in the Big Apple told through the eyes of a little boy who traverses the city in his stroller. From a breakfast of bagels to climbing the Empire State Building to grabbing an ice cream cone on Bleeker Street, this little guy experiences everything New York has to offer. We love the rhyming text and vibrant and engaging illustrations, which are sure to enchant your little ones. So whether you’re a tourist planning your next big city adventure or a New York native, this book should be at the top of your summer must-read list.