If you have young readers at home, summer is the perfect time to get them excited about books by introducing them to enticing new characters and series from a summer reading list.
Kids who are ages 6 to 7 are just beginning to explore independent reading and decide what types of stories capture their interest. According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report, 7th Edition, the top thing kids want in a book is humor. They also want books that help them become more familiar with topics that interest them, and books that help them imagine and understand other people’s lives.
One of the best ways to keep kids learning this summer is to join the Scholastic Summer Reading program, which puts a focus on the joy and fun of reading. To sign up, visit the summer zone in Scholastic Home Base, a free digital destination which offers stories, characters, and games, in a safe community for readers.
The program kicks off on Monday, April 26 and runs through Friday, September 3.
While in the Scholastic Home Base summer zone, your child can also meet favorite Scholastic characters (think: Dog Man, the Bad Guys, and more!), make friends with fellow readers, and watch author read-alouds. Plus, your child can help unlock book donations for kids with limited or no access to books by starting and keeping “reading streaks."
Shop our editors' top summer book picks for ages 6 to 7 below! You can find all books and activities at The Scholastic Store.