There is a little over a month left of summer and we are sure you have exhausted all the summer activities for your little ones. Well, kick-start their minds for school and have a little literary fun at the same time. Here are some of our picks for pushing your kids into reading this summer:
Books for your tyke:
Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer
“Archer’s inquisitive protagonist walks through his friendly neighborhood polling his neighbors: ‘What makes a good day for you?’ The many responses he receives represent a diverse community in the midst of a lush, blooming spring.” Ages: 5-8. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books.
Llama Destroys the World written by Jonathan Stutzman and illustrated by Heather Fox
“Cocreators Stutzman and Fox open this outrageous story of cake and planetary annihilation with a prediction: ‘On Friday, Llama will destroy the world.’ Dessert has never seemed so epic.” Ages: 6-8. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple Books.
Books for your adventurer:
Escape This Book! Titanic written by Bill Doyle and illustrated by Sarah Sax
“Doodle, decide, and demolish your way out of history’s greatest events. This new series is Choose Your Own Adventure meets I Survived meets doodle book!” Ages: 8-12. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Target.
Hilo Series by Judd Winick
“D.J. and Gina are totally ordinary kids. But Hilo isn’t! Hilo just fell out of the sky and doesn’t know where he came from, or what he’s doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a BAD idea!)” Ages: 10-12. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and in E-book format.
Books for your budding nerd:
STEM LAB by Jack Challoner
“Explore and discover how science, technology, engineering, and maths shape the world around us with 25 hands-on experiments for curious kids.” Ages: 8-12. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Target.
One-Third Nerd written by Gennifer Choldenko and illustrated by Églantine Ceulemans
“After their parents’ divorce, three wonderfully different yet close siblings worry about their family’s immediate financial need to get their dog — who won’t stop peeing in the house — to the vet. Initially, Liam’s middle sister, Dakota, tries to solve the problem on her own. But the three team up when Izzy, the younger sister with Down syndrome, thinks of a great solution. Dog-lovers will especially enjoy this warmhearted story of a family who will do anything for each other and their pet.” Ages: 8-12. Available at Amazon, on audiobook, and e-book.
Books for your chapter-book lover:
My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi
“12-year-old Ebony-Grace Norfleet, who lives in Alabama and likes to escape into the world of science fiction, is visiting her father.” Ages: 9-13. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple Books.
Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin
“Set during WWII in Shanghai, Someday We Will Fly is a heart-wrenching historical novel centered on a Jewish girl named Lillia. Forced to leave Poland, Lillia and her family flee to Shanghai, one of the few places to accept Jewish refugees without visas. This one’s a nuanced exploration of resilience and struggle in the face of unthinkable tragedy.” Ages: 9-13. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple Books.
We hope you like some of our recommendations. Tell us some books your child has on their reading list this summer.
The MOOV Family