Happy First Day of Summer! Are you already wondering how to keep your kids entertained? To beat the heat and the screens, we’ve compiled a list of 12 books for kids of all ages.
P.S – All books are linked, but if you’d rather not buy online, check out your local library or Kid to Kid!
#1 GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE
This #1 New York Times best-selling board book will become a bedtime favorite with its gentle rhymes and lively animations.
A perfect read to teach your kids about the importance of sharing and friendship, this classic will be one of your kid’s favorite books.
This exciting 21-book series teaches kids about critical events in history from 1912 to 2018. Your kids can read the series all summer and pass them along to others as they finish.
#4 The Seventh Most Important Thing
Touching on anger, art, redemption, and forgiveness, The Seventh Most Important Thing will teach kids there is often more than meets the eye.
About two girls on the cusp of their teen years, this award-winning graphic novel perfectly captures the summer where things change forever.
This 60-year classic is a kid favorite with vivid imagery and out-there characters exploring mature themes such as death and hope.
The power goes out, and a family is forced to be together. No phones, no tv, just each other.
If you had the chance to change your future, would you? This teen sci-fi tale is a soon-to-be Netflix movie with Black Panther star Daniel Kaluuya. Read this book before the movie comes out!
From Maurice Sendak, illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are, this book captures the wild imagination of a child as the sun sets and the moon rises.
#10 Thunder Boy Jr.
Celebrating the unique relationships between father and son, Thunder Jr. tells the story of a boy struggling to make a name for himself.
From the creator of Captain Underpants comes this New York Times bestselling series about bad guys who want to be good. Recently adapted into a movie, read a few of these books with your little ones, then watch the film for family movie night.
This classic tale is being made into a live-action movie by Disney, coming out later in 2022. So read the classic story with your kids this summer to prepare for the movie!
Happy Summer and Happy Reading! 📖