As a parent, you don’t want your kids to be bored over summer break. You also don’t want their boredom to lead to reading loss, which can happen when your child does not read for a few months. To help encourage your kids to read over their vacation, I’ve compiled a list of fun summer reads that are sure entertain a child of any age (kiddies included)!
“My Lucky Little Dragon” by Joyce Wan
This book is full of fun animals and their characteristics such as a “happy little horsey,” or a “brave little tiger.” This is a great bed time story to read to your little ones!
“Peek-a Choo-Choo!” by Nina Laden
“Peek-a Choo-Choo” has lively rhymes and uses colorful pictures to help children guess what vehicle is peeking through the die-cut windows
If you want to lure dragons to your party, you will need tacos! But, be careful not to give them any salsa! These two books are cute reads for any kid.
“The Wonderful Things You Will Be” by Emily Winfield Martin
This book illustrates all the potential that is in a single child. It beautifully expresses all the loving things that parents feel about their children.
“She Persisted” by Chelsea Clinton
This book shares the stories of 13 historical women who fiercely pursued their goals despite all odds. This is an inspirational read for all daughters.
“CatStronauts: Mission Moon” by Drew Brockington
The world is engulfed in darkness due to a global energy shortage. Someone needs to go to the moon to set up a solar power plant. Can the Catstronauts save the world?
“Real Friends” by Shannon Hale
Shannon and Adrienne were best friends all their life. A few years later, Adrienne starts hanging out with Jen, who is the most popular girl in class. Everyone wants to be Jen’s best friend, and some girls will even bully others if it means getting close to Jen. Now Shannon is caught in the middle of it all. How will she find real friends?
“The Girl Who Drank the Moon” by Kelly Barnhill
This book is about a young girl named Luna who was accidentally given magical powers. She lives in a forest with Xan, the witch that raised her. The witch is peaceful, but the neighboring village people believe she is evil. A young man from the village wants to kill the witch to protect his people, but Xan is far away and Luna remains in the forest. It is up to Luna to protect herself and all she has ever known!