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Top 10 Children’s Books for Summer Reading by Dr. Shawna Della Cerra

Updated: May 15, 2021


This is a great season for reading. Your summer will be super fun with this Top 10 Children’s Books for Summer Reading. Whether you are on the beach, in the mountains, resting at home, or on the road, these books will make any day an adventure.


1. Biscuits First Beach Day, Alyssa Satin Capucilli

You’ll enjoy reading about Biscuit’s first time at the beach, playing in the ocean, collecting seashells, and building a sandcastle. The Biscuit book series can be read in any order. (Ages 3-7). Search Biscuit Book Read Aloud for free YouTube videos and activities.

Check out this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybuc_jNQRMM


2. First Grade, Here I Come! Nancy Carlson

Things are different for Harry in first grade. It’s not like Kindergarten, and Harry is not sure how he feels about it. This book will ease your child’s mind about first grade through its easy-to-read print and text full of common site words.

Check out this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWpSL7vLGFo


3. Amelia Bedelia Book Series, Peggy Parish

Summer will be filled with fun when you dive into the Amelia Bedelia book series. Amelia Bedelia does EXACTLY what you tell her to do, so be VERY CAREFUL what you say! You’ll laugh out loud reading about Amelia Bedelia while expanding your vocabulary.

Check out these links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5U-6IPDhME

https://www.ameliabedeliabooks.com/


4. Flat Stanley, Jeff Brown

Flat Stanley books are fabulous books that are not only enjoyable to read, but also facilitate the improvement of reading and writing skills while promoting an interest in learning about diverse people and places. This series begins with Flat Stanley: His Original Adventure!

Check this out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVsiFx9ZyFo

https://www.flatstanleybooks.com/


5. Hello Lighthouse, Sophie Blackall

Caldecott winner Sophie Blackall does a gorgeous job showing the beauty of lighthouse life ... and the change that’s coming. While keepers tend to their responsibilities, waves roll by, seasons come and go, keepers tend to their duties, the lighthouse stands tall. The Lighthouse shines out into the darkness, welcoming all the ships at sea.

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