These Best-Selling Book Sets Will Keep Your Kids Entertained This Summer

Heading out on summer vacation? Here are the book sets to bring along for your child.
May 18, 2022

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These Best-Selling Book Sets Will Keep Your Kids Entertained This Summer

May 18, 2022

You may be looking for ways to keep your child entertained during long road trips, relaxed afternoons, or weekends with extended family during the summer. With these best-selling book sets, your child will stay occupied during quiet time — while they continue to learn and sharpen their reading skills.

For early readers ages 5-7, try the Unicorn Diaries series from the popular Branches early chapter book line. These books are about Bo Tinseltail and their entertaining adventures in a magical forest. They teach important social-emotional lessons, like empathy and friendship, and will help your child be kinder to themselves and others. 

For newly independent readers, explore best-selling graphic novels and chapter books. The Bad Guys is a hilarious graphic novel that captures the mischief and hilarious antics of Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark. This New York Times best-selling series has received accolades for questioning the perception of what it means to be "good" or "bad" — and using humor to teach kids about challening stereotypes. 

Meanwhile, keep your history lover glued to the pages with the I Survived series. These historical fiction books take kids on adventures through riveting moments in history, which are told through the eyes of a child. In addition to teaching kids in grades 3-5 about true events in history, they challenge them to think "What would I do if I were that character?" — an exercise that builds their critical thinking skills. 

Older readers will devour The Hunger Games series, a dystopian fiction story about Katniss Everdeen and her fight for survival. In this series, your child will witness intricate character development and shocking twists that will keep them flipping pages. 

Shop these popular book sets for summer below! You can find all books and activities at The Scholastic Store. And, keep your child reading over the summer with expert tips and book recommendations — like these extraordinary book sets for $25 or less and the best summer books for striving readers — with our summer reading guide

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