Summer break has officially started for much of us, and will begin soon for the rest of you. With summer comes relaxation, vacation, camps, boredom, and lack of recall of everything our kids learned in school this year. We’re big on doing homework over the summer to keep our kids’ minds from turning to a bowl of mush. In doing some research I found several resources to help you find age-or grade-level appropriate book titles for your kids this summer.
Summer Reading List for Tweens
This is a very specific list for tweens, but is a good list of books that will engage your young reader and maybe even make them enjoy reading for fun. She’s got a really beautiful, printable PDF for convenience too.
Chapter Books to Read After Diary of a Wimpy Kid
This is my list of books that I compiled from asking my friend’s what my son would enjoy after reading the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series. It’s a list of 20 books for ages 8-12.
Barnes & Noble Summer Reading
This site breaks its list up by age range, but also offers a free book for children who read 8 book and keep a journal of what they read. Can’t beat that.
A Diverse Summer Reading List for Kids
This list starts with, “In children’s books, it can be easier to find talking pandas than characters of color. Only six percent of children’s book published in 2012 featured diverse characters.” The list contains 25 books.
Association of Library services to Children
Includes PDFs broken down by grade level.
Scholastic’s Summer Reading Lists
The site offers a summer reading challenge to schools who read the most, striving to set a new world record. It also has lists for each age range.
A collection of summer reading lists from all over.
And, be sure to check our local school and library to see if they publish a list.
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