School’s out for the summer. But that doesn’t mean Captain Smartypants can’t hit the books. Between trips to the playground and ice cream shop, ramp up imaginations with quality story time. Get started with these 10 new picture books that are worth cracking open on even the sunniest of days.

My Big World

Follow a little girl named Koko as she gives you a tour of this big green earth. Through games, activities, recipes and crafts, your young explorer will learn about everything from plants and animals to rivers and oceans. The maker, London-based creative team OKIDO, has imagined more than just a picture book. Available at, $14.