Books for Kids to Read This Summer

It’s never too early to start planning your summer reading list! Check out our top picks for books that kids of all ages will enjoy this summer.

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Introduction

There are so many great books for kids to read this summer! Here are just a few of our favorites:

-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain: Follow Huck and Jim as they float down the Mississippi River on a raft, running into all kinds of trouble along the way. A classic adventure story that’s sure to captivate young readers.
-The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling: If your child hasn’t started reading these yet, now is the perfect time! Join Harry, Ron, and Hermione as they embark on exciting wizarding adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
-The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank: This is the true story of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl who was forced into hiding during World War II to escape the Nazis. Through her diary entries, readers get a fascinating glimpse into her life during this difficult time period.

Best Overall Books

Here are some of the best books for kids to read this summer, perfect for hot days spent indoors.

“The World’s Worst Fairy Godmother” by Julia Donaldson is a hilarious story about a well-meaning but incompetent fairy godmother.

“The Unadoptables” by Hana Tooke is a heartwarming story about a group of orphans who band together to find a home.

“Lola Levine is Not Mean” by Monica Brown is an empowering story about a young girl who stands up to bullies.

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Whether your child is looking for laughs, feels, or inspiration, these books are sure to make summer reading fun.

Best Picture Books

This list of the best picture books to read this summer was compiled by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. It includes both new titles and classics that are sure to appeal to young readers.

-“The Cat in the Hat,” by Dr. Seuss
-“The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” by Eric Carle
-“Make Way for Ducklings,” by Robert McCloskey
-“Corduroy,” by Don Freeman
– “Dim Sum for Everyone!” by Grace Lin
– “The Story of Ferdinand,” by Munro Leaf
– “ Goodnight Moon,” by Margaret Wise Brown

Best Chapter Books

There are so many great chapter books for kids to read this summer! Here are a few of our favorites:

-Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling: This classic story follows young wizard Harry Potter as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and learns the ropes of the magical world.

-The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis: In this tale, four siblings enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe and must help defeat the evil White Witch.

-Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief by Rick Riordan: In this action-packed adventure, young Percy Jackson must find Zeus’ missing lightening bolt to prevent a war between the Greek gods.

Best Graphic Novels

If your kids are looking for something new to read this summer, graphic novels are a great option! Here are some of our favorites:

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-The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
-Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
-The Babysitters Club by Raina Telgemeier
– Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
-Superman: The Last Son of Krypton by Geoff Johns
-Wonder Woman: Warriors of Wonder by Leigh Bardugo

Best Nonfiction Books

Whether your kids are interested in animals, science, biographies, or history, there are many great nonfiction books for them to read this summer. Here is a list of some of our favorites:

-The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with Chimpanzees by Hillaire Belloc
-Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett
-The Way Things Work by David Macaulay
-The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
-Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst

Best Fun and Games Books

It’s summertime, which means it’s time for kids to put down the video games and crack open a good book. But what are the best books for kids to read this summer?

We’ve rounded up a list of our favorite fun and games books that are perfect for summer reading. From classics like “The Cat in the Hat” to newer releases like “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway,” there’s something for every kid on this list.

So whether your child is looking for a laugh-out-loud comedy or an action-packed adventure, be sure to check out our favorite fun and games books for kids to read this summer.

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