Summer is the perfect time for a book that you can savor like a hard candy, and Girls Standing on Lawns by Maira Kalman and Daniel Handler, is just that type of read. Handler is also known as Lemony Snicket, and Kalman is a renowned artist and bestselling children's book author. They worked together to create the incredible Why We Broke Up in 2011, and we're so glad they're back.
With vintage photographs plus original paintings and poetic text, this is a book made for daydreaming. Use the images for writing prompts, or to inspire your own photographs. Sip a cool lemonade and let yourself linger on the pages that catch you, noticing the details of a bathing suit bow or a small, shy smile. It's a dreamy read.