One of the items on my kids’ summer bucket list this year was to read a book. (You can check out the post about our summer bucket list – including a FREE PRINTABLE ===>>> HERE!) And with any luck, hopefully I can get them to read more than one! 😉
Summer reading is such a great way for kids to avoid the “summer slide” that typically happens when school is out of session. And let’s be honest, I think the “summer slide” may have set in the second I took over as their home school teacher this spring when COVID-19 struck.
I don’t know about your kids, but I have been struggling to get mine to find the motivation or interest to read this summer. I’m hoping some of these summer books will peak the interest of my young readers!
I’ve also designed a cute Summer Reading Log for my kids to keep track of the books that they’re completing along the way. Now, I just have to come up with a good reward for them to receive when they’ve filled up their reading logs… I don’t think there’s any shame in a little bribery!
Here are some of the cutest summer-themed books that I have come across! Hopefully they will get your child interested in reading this summer! I found all of them available at either Amazon or Thrift Books! Or of course, you could try checking them out at your local library!
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I See Summer
Author: Charles Ghigna
Pea pods, cucumbers, and strawberries provide plenty of opportunities for counting in the garden! Follow Dad, Grandma, and other family members as they pick and count. Hidden numbers on every page give readers an opportunity to search and learn.
Summer Days and Nights
Author: Wong Herbert Yee
On a hot summer day, a little girl finds ways to entertain herself and stay cool. She catches a butterfly, sips lemonade, jumps in a pool, and goes on a picnic. At night, she sees an owl in a tree and a frog in a pond. Before long, she’s fast asleep, dreaming about more summer days and nights.
The Night Before Summer Camp
Author: Natasha Wing
The first day of summer camp is almost here, and one little camper doesn’t know what to expect. When rest time rolls around, he gets a bad case of nervous butterflies. But an unlikely friend reassures him that the best cure for the summertime blues is tons of summertime fun!