If you’re looking for summer reading lists to help find appropriately-aged books for your child, this is the place for you! Reading isn’t an activity that needs to end once the school year does…reading should happen all summer long!
Being able to continue on with reading and learning during the summer months is super important. Not only does it help your little one to continue to expand their mind and their vocabulary, but it also keeps their mind focused to be ready for school when it starts back up again.
Even if you’re homeschooling and taking a small break, it’s important to keep up with the reading! Books are such an important aspect of learning and retaining information.
And if you like this summer reading log, don’t forget to get some of these Free Printable Bookmarks so they can know what page they’re on.
Summer Reading Lists for Kids Plus Printable Log
See how simple this summer reading log is?! All your child needs to do is write down the date, book/author and pages read. And if they fill up this log completely, they can just get another one and keep on going! Make certain that you print one off for each child in your home so that they can take part in your very own home summer reading program.
Are you looking for some great book recommendations for your child to enjoy reading all summer long? Here are some books that vary by age, broken down on these summer reading lists.
Summer Reading List for Ages 4-6
These books are perfect for younger children to teach them skills and beginning to learn how to read. Some will have more pictures than words but all are great for young and eager readers.
Print this list above and grab these books below or on your next trip to the library!
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey BusinessBlueberries for SalWe’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Books)The Very Hungry CaterpillarCorduroyLlama Llama Red PajamaChicka Chicka Boom Boom (Board Book)How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? by Jane Yolen (3-Jan-2006) PaperbackThe Little House 75th Anniversary EditionThe Velveteen Rabbit
Summer Reading List for Ages 6-8
Starting off with chapter books at this age is a really big deal! You might remember reading some of these when you were a child as well. This age group is perfect for sitting down and reading with them.
Zoey and Sassafras (6 Book Series)Iggy Peck, ArchitectRamona Quimby, Age 8The Boxcar Children Books 1-4Charlotte’s Web (Trophy Newbery)Where the Wild Things AreThe Giving TreeHarold and the Purple Crayon (Purple Crayon Books)Stone Soup (Aladdin Picture Books)Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig
Summer Reading List for Ages 8-10
Here kids are getting a bit more independent at reading, and they will love to bury their face in any one of these! Don’t forget, reading aloud and cuddling can still be important with kiddos in this age group 😉
Many of these have been re-made into movies as well, which can be fun for kids to read after finishing the book!
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. FrankweilerBridge to TerabithiaThe One and Only IvanBecause of Winn-DixieMatildaTuck EverlastingWhere the Red Fern GrowsPeter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (Peter Nimble Adventure)
Summer Reading List for Ages 10-12
You’ll find some true classics on this summer reading list! These are actually really great books to read together as a family as well! Take turns reading pages or chapters to stay active and involved.
The Green Ember (The Green Ember Series: Book 1)The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own MakingThe HobbitMoon Over ManifestThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)[ The Outsiders[ THE OUTSIDERS ] By Hinton, S. E. ( Author )Apr-24-1967 HardcoverThe Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
Free Summer Reading Log Printable
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