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Looking for books for summer reading? Look no further. From fishing to gardening to camping and cookouts, Ebooks Minnesota has fiction and non-fiction for all summer reading preferences.

Boundary waters lake at sunset

For adults, teens, and kids, Ebooks Minnesota offers books about summer activities, including fishing, gardening, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, camping, summer insects (like mosquitos and moths), hiking, grilling and barbecuing, starting a yard-work business, and even outdoor fire safety. Not sure where to begin your summer adventure? Backroads of Minnesota: your guide to scenic getaways & adventures offers travel routes that span most of Minnesota's scenic natural areas. If you hear the occasional dreaded statement from your kids, "I'm bored," open up Busting boredom in the great outdoors, which offers directions for several outdoor games and activities. Learn about Mindfulness and nature and how we can use it to slow down and pay attention to the world around us.

Teach children about birds, bugs, butterflies, grasshoppers, and other summer insects with the series, Backyard bugs, which includes Busy buzzers, Garden wigglers, Living lights, and more. Learn how to make a butterfly garden with Making butterfly gardens or get your teen working with Start your yard-work business. Interested in camping or outdoor cooking? Take a look at Kids can cook! Campfire chef or Grill master, A camper's guide to an awesome camping trip, or Camping for kids. Teaching someone how to fish, or just interested yourself, The big book of bass provides a guide to large and smallmouth bass fishing and The big book of fly fishing offers tips, tricks, strategies and techniques.

Along with the above titles, access numerous books about gardening, including Any size, anywhere edible gardening, The Edible landscape, and All new square foot gardening. Specific to Minnesota summers is Landscaping with native plants of Minnesota. Also specific to Minnesota are some books that highlight lakes within the state. By the Waters of Minnetonka provides historical information on how Lake Minnetonka became a vacation destination for wealthy Minnesotans. Learn about the days of old in A Boundary Waters history and Canoeing the Boundary Waters wilderness. Remember that this is not an all-inclusive list of books for summer reading. Ebooks Minnesota contains fiction and nonfiction for all ages and interests.

Written by

Beth Staats
Outreach & Instruction Librarian, Ebooks MN Coordinator
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