Just because summer is here doesn’t mean it’s time to slack off on reading or academic work. To make sure your children don’t succumb to the ‘summer slide’, the tendency kids have to forget what they’ve learned over the summer, have some great books on hand for them to read! Below are some excellent books you can grab to keep your kids reading and ready all summer long!
Preshool (0-4): I See Summer by Charles Ghigna, ages 2-4 Summer by Alice Low, ages 2-7 Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Lee, ages 2-6 Mouse’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson, ages 2-4 Mama, is it Summer Yet? by Nikki McClure, ages 3-5
School-Age (5-9): The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant, ages 3-7 It’s Summer by Lisa Glaser, ages 4+ The Last Day of School by Louise Borden, age 7-10 A Camping Spree for Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen, ages 4-7 First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg, ages 5-8 Freedom Summer by Deborah Wiles, ages 5-8
Middle School (10+): Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, ages 9-12 Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne, ages 10-14 Dog Days, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 4 by Jeff Kinney, ages 8-12 How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell, ages 8-12 One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia, ages 8-12