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 7th edition of 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 Bad Food #4: Live and Let Fry— a hilarious book about buddies Slice, Totz, and Scoop as they join a family of donuts to save Belching Walrus elementary from an evil foe!
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 Best Wishes #2: The Sister Swtich will teach your child about important social-emotional concepts like empathy and getting along with those closest to us.
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.
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.