Why is summer reading important? According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, both kids (80 percent) and parents (96 percent) agree that summer reading helps kids during the school year. And reading in those months off from school is an important way to avoid the summer slide.
In the latest episode of our Facebook Live series "Live From Our Library," Scholastic librarian Deimosa Webber-Bey offers her recommendations for the best books to keep kids of all ages reading throughout the summer months.
Hi-Five Animals!, by Ross Burach
Unicorn Magic, by Sabina Gibson
Princess Truly in My Magical Sparkling Curls, by Kelly Greenawalt and Amariah Rauscher
PreK - 2nd Grade
The Word Collector, by Peter H. Reynolds
Grand Canyon, by Jason Chin
Bird & Squirrel: On the Run / On Ice / On the Edge! / On Fire, by James Burks
3rd - 5th Grade
Try This Extreme: 50 Fun & Safe Experiments for the Mad Scientist in You, by Karen Romano Young
Little Rhino (series), by Ryan Howard and Krystle Howard
The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill (Hello, Universe, by Erin Entrada Kelly) (Newbery winners 2017/2018)
Buxton trilogy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
STAT series, by Amar’e Stoudemire
Houses of Hogwarts Creativity Journal, by Scholastic
Garvie Smith mysteries: Running Girl and Kid Alone, by Simon Mason
And She Was, by Jessica Verdi
The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater
Deimosa’s Favorites for Summer
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Ann Brashares
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Changed Their Lives
Plus, sign your child up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!