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Best Summer Read's

Written By: Cassandra Vella


There are so many ways your child can learn how to enjoy summer reading assignments. If you haven't already, help them get their first library card. This can teach them responsibility and accountability as it's their very own library card and loan account. This first step into independence can be a big one for some children; this step can be an especially fun one when they learn to love reading some new stories! Here are some suggestions for your child of any grade to read this summer (or any time of year):


Grades K-2:

  • Corinda Plays Baseball by Audrey Vernick

  • Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

  • Marco Goes To School by Roz Chast

  • Planting A Rainbow by Lois Ehlert

  • Where On Earth by Doring Kindersley

  • Electric Ben: The Amazing Life And Times Of Benjamin Franklin by Robert Byrd

  • Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Grades 3-5:

  • Hothead by Cal Ripken Jr.

  • How To Be A Detective by Dan Waddell

  • Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed The Seas by Molly Bang, Penny Chisholm

  • The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

  • An Eye For Color: The Story Of Josef Albers by Natasha Wing

  • If You Lived At The Time Of The American Revolution by Kay Moore

  • Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis


Grades 6-8:

  • Tangerine by Edward Bloor

  • Looking For Alaska by John Green

  • See You Later Procrastinator! by Pamela Espland

  • Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared To Dream by Tanya Lee Stone

  • Spilling Ink: A Young Writer's Handbook by Anne Mazer

  • Iceberg, Right Ahead!: The Tragedy Of The Titanic by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

  • Holes by Louis Sachar

Grades 9-12:

  • Throw Like A Girl: How To Dream And Believe In Yourself by Jennie Finch

  • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

  • Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal

  • How To Write A Movie In 21 Days by Viki King

  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


Don't let reading assignments be a bummer for your child, help them dive into some new reads this summer! A good book can help your child not only fall in love with reading, but also fall in love with learning, and that's an incredible light to see in any child.


Let us know you and your child's favorite books!



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