Summer is the best time for fun, to unwind and to spend time doing the things we love most because of the down-time we have.
Whether you have little avid readers at home or not, reading during the Summer is a great way to keep up with their educational level and to actually be entertained by the written word!
In this post, we share a Summer Reading List for Elementary Kids! It is so much fun!
The BFG by Roald Dahl
The BFG (the Big Friendly Giant) is not a typical giant who eats children. Instead, he is friendly, and befriends a young girl named Sophie. This is their quirky journey together!
How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague
Some people spend summer vacation with friends and family, or at camp. Wallace Bleff had a fun wild ride in this western-style book!
Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew by Carolyn Keene
These beginning chapter books are great for young girls interested in mysteries. These books can teach themes like friendship, curiosity, honesty, and more.
Recipe For Adventure by Giada De Laurentiis
Set in Italy, the Recipe for Adventure series is about the same level as Magic Tree House, and has a sketches throughout to keep beginning readers interested. It’s great for kids who love cooking and adventure!
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
This bittersweet classic is about giving and taking, and has tough lessons about friendship, and giving.
More Fun Summer Reading Books
Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee
What are some of the things you do in the hot summer days? Here is one spunky girls’s summer day in this beautifully illustrated picture book.
Explorers Of The Wild by Cale Atkinson
Both Boy and Bear love exploring, and each set out to find adventure. To their surprise, they run into – each other!
Froggy Learns To Swim by Jonathan London
In this quirky book, Froggy, despite being a frog, doesn’t like to swim! Throughout this picture book, he learns that trying new things can be fun!
Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr
Meet Nim, a modern day Robinson Crusoe! Nim lives on an island and loves adventure. There’s also a fun movie that’s great for family movie night.
Girls to the Rescue by Bruce Lasky
In this series, we are introduced to great girls from fables, legends, true stories, and folklore! This series is filled with adventure and is great for teaching geography and other cultures. They’re about the same reading level as American Girl books.
And Last, but Not Least…
Ramona Quimby Age 8 by Beverly Cleary
Meet Ramona, a spunky young girl with an older sister nicknamed Beezus. Ramona wants to be helpful, but somehow always finds herself stumbling into trouble!
The Water Horse by Dick King-Smith
Eight year old Kristie finds a strange egg by her home. What is it? A water horse, of course! The tiny creature soon grows bigger and bigger! What will Kristie do?
The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing
On this twist of Twas the Night Before Christmas, a young girl narrates what happens the night before her family tries to leave for summer vacation! It’s a sweet book with a twist in the end!
Frindle by Andrew Clements
Words have the power to change the world, as Nick Ellen finds out! This book balances fun and thought-provoking.
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