Growing Reader

The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Kids Ages 6 – 8

by Dena McMurdie

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There’s no question that this summer is an unusual one. My kids have been out of school since the middle of March and it’s uncertain whether or not they’ll be heading back to the classroom in the fall — an uncertainty shared by parents and children everywhere. Because of this extended absence from formal classroom learning, it’s more important than ever to keep kids reading over the summer. Reading every day is the best way to prevent the summer slide, or at least reduce it as much as possible.

Whether your kids like fascinating nonfiction or stories that will make them laugh, there are a host of new books to explore. From biographies to fantasy, here are the must-have books for kids this summer.

Looking for summer reading ideas for younger or older kids? Check out our 2020 lists for Kids Ages 3 – 5, Ages 9 – 12, and Teens.