Wednesday, June 19

12 Must Read Summer Books for Kids

Summer is in full swing and we are finally getting around to picking up summer themed books to read. We have a large home book collection but only 1 book about summer. So off to Amazon.com I went! Check out the books that we are picking up for the summer below. 

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One Hot Summer Day is a favorite of ours and is a fun book about a little girl attempting to play outside in the uncomfortable summer heat.  I love that this book is illustrated with photographs.




1. One Hot Summer Day by Nina Crews 2.  Summer by Nicola Baxter
3. Summer by Ann Herriges  4. And Then Comes Summer by Tom Brenner





 5. Summer is Here by Heidi Pross Gray
6. Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee
7. The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing
8. The Last Day of Kindergarten by Nancy Loewen



9. Aqualicious by Victoria Kann
10. Pete At The Beach by James Dean
11. Summer Color by Diana Murray
12. The Night Before Summer Camp by Natasha Wing


We have a daily goal of reading at least 5 books a day. Sometimes it's the same book over and over but mostly we read different books all day. Having this daily goal is beneficial to Ava's learning and she really enjoys reading.
What are your children reading for the summer? Let me know in the comments below! Until next time.

April K.
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29 comments:

  1. Thanks for the suggestions! We definitely need to read more before the summer is over!

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  2. These are great! I'll have to take a look around our local library!

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  3. My son is stuck on this one book, about farm animals for now. What a good selection!

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  4. My children have been reading a mix of everything. I got a Kindle for them this summer that is treated like a library. They each have their own profile on it and can check out a book from the Kindle Library and they read. It's been a life saver!

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  5. My daughter loves the Pete the Cat books!

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  6. I love the 5 books a day goal! As a toddler mom AND a teacher, that just makes me smile! Pete the Cat books are so fun! I love that you also include nonfiction. That is so important, even at very young ages! Your tip about it being okay to read the same books over and over is really great, too. That really helps those little ones build their fluency.

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  7. I bet my daughter would love the Pete the Cat books. I'll have to check my library and see if they are available.

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  8. Love summer books and themed books !

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  9. My daughter loves story books. I must say the books you shared here looks amazing I would love to check them out for my daughter are they available online ?

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  10. My 4 year old is SUPER into reading, so we're always on the lookout for new books to read to her. I'm adding these to our list for the next library run!

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  11. We love Pete the Cat! My son sings the songs and it is adorable. I love tying books in to what we are doing too. I have found it makes my kids so much more interested in it! Great idea with the summer books.

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  12. I have not read any of these except Pete the Cat! They will definitely be on my list for our next library trip :)

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  13. These look like fun reading suggestions!! Shell

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  14. You're helping create such great habits for later in life. Getting books to go with the season is so fun!

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  15. Great advice. I love used books and my 2 year old has to sleep with her favorite books every night.

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  16. Great advice. I love reading to my little one as she is only 8 months. I'll be happy to have her read these when she's older

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  17. These all look like great books! That is a great goal to read 5 each day! We usually get close to that but right now we are stuck on the same two books.

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  18. These are really great choices! I have a great list of back to school books on my website (you may be interested in) :) I love that my kids are excited about reading!!! :)

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  19. These all look great! My mom is a kindergarten teacher and she says pete the cat is great! I'll have to get some!

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  20. These are wonderful picks! Thank you for sharing!

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  21. I've never seen the Hot Summer Day book! Looks cute!

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  22. Pete the Cat is a huge favorite at my house! My older kids are really enjoying The Name of this Book is Secret and the others in that series and my younger daughter loves the rainbow fairy books. I love that they enjoy reading!

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  23. i should really buy some more interesting books for the summer! my kid loves to read xx toby www.poshandspicy.com

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  24. I love the idea of having a specific reading goal every day! I will be implementing this starting tomorrow.

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