Summer Reading for Kids

Reading is a big deal to me. Not only is it one of the more enjoyable activities in this world, it's so important for the learning and development of our children!

I don't worry about their reading so much when they are in school, because they're reading a lot during the school year. But when the summer comes,  I want to make sure they are keeping it up to avoid summer learning loss and summer electronics overload.

Keep your kids reading this summer with all kinds of great ideas including book lists by grade level, kids book club ideas, reading incentives and motivations, books crafts, reading printables and more!

Here you will find links to all my summer reading posts including reading lists for kids, book club ideas, reading incentives, and more. Enjoy!

Summer Reading Lists:

Our Summer 2012 Reading Lists
Our Summer 2014 Reading Lists
Our Summer 2015 Reading Lists
Our Summer 2016 Reading Lists
Our Summer 2017 Reading Lists

Summer Reading Lists by Grade Level:

First Grade
Second Grade (I dropped the ball and didn't blog about our lists that summer! Some of the 3rd grade books may work.)
Third Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Sixth Grade
Sixth Grade
Seventh Grade
Seventh Grade
Eighth Grade
Ninth Grade
Ninth Grade
Tenth Grade
Eleventh Grade
Twelfth Grade

Other Book Lists for Kids:

Four Fantasy Series Tween Girls Will Love
12 Easy Chapter Book Series for Early Readers
10 Picture Books You May Not Have Heard Of
10 Read Aloud Books Your Kids Will Love
12 Beloved Books to Read Aloud With Your Children 
35 Diary-style Book Series for Kids Who Love Reading Dork Diaries

Reading lists, incentives, and ideas to get your kids excited about reading this summer! #overstuffedlife

Reading Motivation:

Summer Reading Incentives for Kids (free printable)
Summer Reading Journals and Writing Activities
Summer Kick-off Party (2014)
Summer Kick-off Party (2015)
How to Prevent Summer Reading Loss: Ideas to Get Your Children Reading This Summer
Help Your Energetic Child/Reluctant Reader Learn to Love Books

Book Club Ideas for Kids:

How to Host a Summer Book Club for Kids
Wonder by RJ Palacio
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L Konigsburg
Charlotte's Web by EB White
The Kindling by Braden Bell
Harry Potter by JK Rowling
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Book-related Crafts:

Easy DIY Library Book Bag
Decorated Picture Frames


Printable Summer Reading Log
Choose Kind from Wonder by RJ Palacio
"I Finished a Book" Reading Incentive Printable
Writing Guide for Book Synopses
Printable Reading Checklist (plus other checklists for summer goals)

Mom Has to Read, too!

My Summer 2011 Reading List
My Summer 2014 Reading List
6 Book Club Picks Worth Discussing
My Summer 2015 Reading List
Books I Read This Month (ongoing series)


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