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Summer Reading for Kids

Summertime means school is out and there are plenty of lazy pool and beach days ahead! If your child’s school has assigned mandatory summer reading lists, they may feel reluctant to pick up a book and really get into it. We’ve rounded up age-appropriate literature for all learning levels so that they can find a book they’ll truly enjoy and discover a newfound passion for reading. See our list below.

Preschool/Kindergarten

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Instill a love for reading early in life with these picture books that are perfect for new readers! They deal with themes covering everything from how beautiful it is to be different and being kind to appreciating nature and having fun in the summer. With bright colors and fun characters, your young ones will return to these stories time and time again.

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Summer Song
Summer Song
One Family
One Family
What Does It Mean to Be Kind?
What Does It Mean to Be Kind?
The Kissing Hand
The Kissing Hand
It’s Okay to Be Different
It’s Okay to Be Different
And Then Comes Summer
And Then Comes Summer
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
A Color of His Own
A Color of His Own
Love You Forever
Love You Forever
Pete the Cat Series
Pete the Cat Series
Summer Song
Summer Song
One Family
One Family
What Does It Mean to Be Kind?
What Does It Mean to Be Kind?
The Kissing Hand
The Kissing Hand
It’s Okay to Be Different
It’s Okay to Be Different
And Then Comes Summer
And Then Comes Summer
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
A Color of His Own
A Color of His Own
Love You Forever
Love You Forever
Pete the Cat Series
Pete the Cat Series

Elementary School

From exciting mysteries to everyday escapades to profound poems, these books will occupy your elementary reader for hours on end! Whether they prefer a quick standalone book or a series they can get lost in, they’ll be sure to find relatable characters in these heartwarming stories.

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The Secret Lake
The Secret Lake
Ivy & Bean Series
Ivy & Bean Series
Judy Moody Series
Judy Moody Series
Paddington
Paddington
Owl Moon
Owl Moon
The Princess in Black Series
The Princess in Black Series
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Secret Lake
The Secret Lake
Ivy & Bean Series
Ivy & Bean Series
Judy Moody Series
Judy Moody Series
Paddington
Paddington
Owl Moon
Owl Moon
The Princess in Black Series
The Princess in Black Series
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Middle School

Middle school can be a tumultuous time of changing hormones, finding where one fits in, and dealing with all the wonders that come with growing up. These books for preteens will offer solace to sensitive souls and adventure for the not-so-faint of heart.

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Holes
Holes
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner
And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
Wonder
Wonder
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Out of My Mind
Out of My Mind
The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Harriet the Spy
Harriet the Spy
A Series of Unfortunate Events
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Holes
Holes
The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner
And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
Wonder
Wonder
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Out of My Mind
Out of My Mind
The Lightning Thief
The Lightning Thief
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Harriet the Spy
Harriet the Spy
A Series of Unfortunate Events
A Series of Unfortunate Events

High School

These thought-provoking books for highschoolers will help them navigate their curiosity about the future, see things from a different perspective, and cope with real-life issues. A love for reading is a life-long journey, and these books will allow them to spark or rekindle that passion.

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The Little Prince
The Little Prince
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Tuesdays with Morrie
Tuesdays with Morrie
The Hate U Give
The Hate U Give
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park
Swallowing Stones
Swallowing Stones
1984
1984
The Little Prince
The Little Prince
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Tuesdays with Morrie
Tuesdays with Morrie
The Hate U Give
The Hate U Give
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Flowers for Algernon
Flowers for Algernon
The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones
Eleanor & Park
Eleanor & Park
Swallowing Stones
Swallowing Stones
1984
1984

And if you’re looking for even more book suggestions, see our summer reading list from last year!

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