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 ages 6 to 7 are just beginning to explore independent reading and decide what types of stories capture their interest. The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report shows that the #1 thing kids want in a book is humor. A great laugh-out-loud option for your growing reader is The Underdogs — a hilarious book about the canine residents of Barksdale.
Young readers 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. For example, books like Speak Up, Molly Lou Melon, and Princess Truly: I Am a Super Girl! will teach your child about important social-emotional concepts like confidence.
Another way to keep your kid reading and learning all summer long is with activity books. Weekly Reader: Summer Express (Between Grades 1 & 2) will give your child a head start in school and encourage them to practice important skills like vocabulary, reading, writing, grammar, and more.
From May 9 to August 19, kids can visit Scholastic Home Base to participate in the free, fun, and safe summer reading program. As part of the program, kids can read e-books, attend author events, and keep Reading Streaks™ to help unlock a donation of 100K books from Scholastic – distributed to kids with limited or no access to books by Save the Children.
Shop our editors' top summer book picks for ages 6 to 7 below! You can find all books and activities at The Scholastic Store.
For more summer reading books for ages 6 to 7, check out the expert-approved books for beginning readers book list. Keep your child reading over the summer with expert tips and book recommendations (including a summer reading list for 3rd grade) with our summer reading guide.