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So Long, Summer!

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It's September and days are cooler, nights are longer and sadly, summer is over. Summer Wonder at Home has come to an end, too. This year was the first time we offered our Summer Wonder programs online. We hope we inspired you to explore new interests, build all kinds of creatures and structures, and have fun discovering the world around you.

But back to school season doesn't mean the fun stops! Keep that summer feeling a little longer with our online programs. The Clean Water Challenge with Indigenous author Sunshine Tenasco is now available until December 31. Mini Wonder Workshops, Storytime at Home and Mini Makers challenges are still up on our YouTube channel. If you loved our Creativity Challenges, good news! They'll be here on TPL Kids for you to explore year round. Here's the full list of challenges in case you skipped one:

Design a Dinosaur
Every Bird Needs a Nest
Create a Time Machine
Dream Library
Graffiti Prints
Animal Sun Print
Build a Monument
I Remember!
Build a Fort
Create a Superhero

 

Enjoy the last stretch of summer! Here are some books to help you keep Summer Wonder in your heart:

 

Bummer in the Summer by Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot
Bummer in the Summer! by Dan Gutman and Jim Paillot

 

Freddie's Super Summer by Kate Gaynor
Freddie's Super Summer by Kate Gaynor

 

The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles and Dapo Adeola
The Last Last-Day-of-Summer by Lamar Giles and Dapo Adeola

 

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

 

The Summer of Bad Ideas by Kiera Stewart
The Summer of Bad Ideas by Kiera Stewart



Summer of a Thousand Pies by Margaret Dilloway
Summer of a Thousand Pies by Margaret Dilloway

 

Was your summer full of discovery and inspiration? Did you build, explore or create something new? We'd still love to see what you created for Summer Wonder. Ask a grown-up to share a picture of your creation with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. You can use the hashtag #TPLSummerWonder.