Growing Reader

Summer 2015 Preview:
The Best Books for 6- to 8-Year-Olds

by Devon A. Corneal

Photo credit: Christopher Futcher, E+/Getty Images

Your growing reader is finally ready to conquer books on his or her own and summer is a wonderful time to get some extra reading in. But wait, summer is supposed to be fun, right? So make sure that when you’re combating the summer slide, you’re also picking books that will make your kids laugh, or pique their curiosity, or encourage them to solve interesting problems. Sound like a tall order? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are twenty fantastic books guaranteed to entertain your kids this summer.