Here are a nice summery bunch of picture books all published in the month of July. They have all gotten some buzz in review journals.
Catch that Chicken! by Atinuke, illustrated by Angela Brooksbank
Danbi Leads the School Parade by Anna Kim
Finding Francois by Gus Gordon
Gustavo, the Shy Ghost by Flavia Z. Drago
I Got the School Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison, illustrated by Frank Morrison
We Will Rock Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow