Live From Our Library: Best Books to Encourage Summer Reading

Discover the perfect summer read for your child — from books for toddlers all the way to high schoolers — from Scholastic's expert children's librarian.
Jun 14, 2018



Live From Our Library: Best Books to Encourage Summer Reading

Jun 14, 2018

Why is summer reading important? According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, both kids (80 percent) and parents (96 percent) agree that summer reading helps kids during the school year. And reading in those months off from school is an important way to avoid the summer slide.

In the latest episode of our Facebook Live series "Live From Our Library," Scholastic librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey offers her recommendations for the best books to keep kids of all ages reading throughout the summer months.



Hi-Five Animals!, by Ross Burach

Unicorn Magic, by Sabina Gibson

Princess Truly in My Magical Sparkling Curls, by Kelly Greenawalt and Amariah Rauscher


PreK - 2nd Grade

The Word Collector, by Peter H. Reynolds

Grand Canyon, by Jason Chin

Bird & Squirrel: On the Run / On Ice / On the Edge! / On Fire, by James Burks


3rd - 5th Grade

Try This Extreme: 50 Fun & Safe Experiments for the Mad Scientist in You, by Karen Romano Young

Little Rhino (series), by Ryan Howard and Krystle Howard

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill (Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly) (Newbery winners 2017/2018)


Middle Grade

Buxton trilogy, by Christopher Paul Curtis

STAT series, by Amar’e Stoudemire

Houses of Hogwarts Creativity Journal, by Scholastic


High School

Garvie Smith mysteries: Running Girl and Kid Alone, by Simon Mason

And She Was, by Jessica Verdi

The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater


Deimosa’s Favorites for Summer

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares

The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives


Plus, sign your child up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!

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