Best Books for the Summer

Check out our curated list, from Scholastic librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey, of great summer titles for your toddler all the way up to young adult reader.
By Scholastic Parents Staff
May 18, 2017



Best Books for the Summer

May 18, 2017

In the seventh installment of our Facebook Live video series, Live From Our Library, Scholastic Librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey recommended books to keep your kids reading all summer long. According to the 6th Edition Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report, only 48 percent of parents with school-age children are aware that students often lose skills while they're not in school. Avoid the summer slide by encouraging your kids to keep reading through the summer months with these fun titles for all ages! 

You can also watch the Live Chat here.

Materials to Avoid the Summer Slide: 

Weekly Reader: Summer Express Workbook (Between Grades PreK & K) by Scholastic and offered across all ages

Deimosa's Favorite Picks From Childhood: 

I Want To Go Home by Gordon Korman 

Infants and Toddlers:

Beach by Elisha Cooper

The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt

Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse

PreK - 2nd Grade:

The Night Before Summer Camp by Natasha Wing

Cara the Camp Fairy (Rainbow Magic series) by Daisy Meadows 

Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague

3rd - 5th Grade:

DC Comics: Secret Hero Society #2: Fort Solitude by Derek Fridolfs

Safe at Home by Sharon Robinson

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia 

Sisters by Raina Telgemeier

6th - 8th Grade: 

What I Did on My Summer Vacation: Kids' Favorite Funny Summer Vacation Poems by Bruce Lansky

Summer Ball by Mike Lupica

The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau

YA and Adult:

No Good Deed by Goldy Moldavsky

Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

One Silver Summer by Rachel Hickman

Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork


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