Helping your child fill their shelf with fantastic summer reading book ideas can help take them anywhere. Over the summer, reading decline can happen from being out of practice. Simply by reading enjoyable books over the summer, you can help your child stay sharp for the next school year. Check out these eleven picks, and you are sure to find exciting reads below!
11 Amazing Summer Reading Book Ideas To Spark Your Kid’s Imagination
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Summer is a very good time to have grand adventures. I truly believe reading can take you anywhere. If you can help open up that excitement for your child, reading will give them an outlet to so many amazing places plus assist them to avoid reading decline. Below I picked eleven summer reading books ideas that I think all have fantastic stories aimed at ages six to eleven years old. Books that skew younger are towards the top of the list and scale older down the list.
Eva’s Tree Top Festival
Eva’s Tree Top Festival by Rebecca Elliott- Eva Wingdale offers to organize the spring school festival but finds herself over her head. Will the festival have to be canceled? This book is an easy reader book written as Eva’s diary and is full of adorable owl illustrations.
Jedi Academy: The Phantom Bully
Jedi Academy: The Phantom Bully (Book Number 3 In Star Wars Jedi Academy) By Jeffery Brown- Book number three is new in the NY times famous Jedi Academy Series. Star Wars is hot this summer, so if your kid is a fan, you might want to pick up the whole series from the beginning.
Elephant And Piggie: I Really Like Slop
Elephant And Piggie: I Really Like Slop by Mo Willams- Best friends Elephant and Piggie are back and this time, they’ve whipped up a batch of slop! This easy reader is adorable full of friendship and over-exaggerated drama that reminds me of Dr. Seuss books!
Just Grace And The Super Sleepover
Just Grace And The Super Sleepover (The Just Grace Series) by Charise Mericle Harper- Grace is nervous about going to a friend’s birthday party when she discovers it’s a sleepover outdoors in tents. Grace invents a ghost and slowly gets caught in her fibs. This super sweet story deals with emotions, friendships, and conquering fears.
The School Is Alive!
The School is Alive! (Eerie Elementary) By Jack Chabert- Sam becomes the school’s only hall monitor and thinks it an easy job until he realizes the school is out to get him. Is the school alive? This book is perfect for the reader who likes simple, not-so-scary stories.
Nancy Clancy, Secret Of The Silver Key
Nancy Clancy, Secret Of The Silver Key by Jane O’Conner- The author of the bestselling series “Fancy Nancy” has a series of books for grade school kids. Nancy and her best friend Bree go back in time to solve the mystery of the silver key but learn that some things are timeless. This author is particularly fab for boosting vocabulary.
Bowling Alley Bandit
Bowling Alley Bandit (The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut) by Laurie Keller- Looking for a good who-donut mystery? Arnie The Donut is back to solve the mystery of why Mr. Bing is rolling gutter bowls only during his bowling league. This book is full of wit and a bit of sass as Arnie and his goofy friends save the day.
Oona Finds An Egg
Oona Finds An Egg (The Oodlethunks) By Adele Griffin- Oona finds a very particular egg and will do anything to protect it. Oona’s family are a modern version of a stone-age family that will leave your kid in stitches.
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix Series (Books 1-4) by Ann M. Martin and Raina Telgemeier
Remember the Baby-Sitters Club books from when you were a kid? It’s back in a whole new modern way with color graphic style books! Four books are in this series about friendship and growing up.
Public School Superhero
Public School Superhero By James Patterson- This story is about Kenny Wright, who in his mind has a secret identity of Stainlezz Steel, but in reality, he’s a smart chess club kid who is a target for bullies. Kenny must recognize his inner strength and save the day! This book deals with some real emotions middle school kids are going through, in a funny comic book style story.
Save Me A Seat
Save Me A Seat By Sarah Weeks- Joe and Ravi come from very different background. Joe is big and not particularly witty while Ravi just moved from India and is smart but a little lost. The words “save me a seat” can be a lifeline in middle school.