Summer Reading

Baby & Toddler

The Best Summery Board Books for Babies and Toddlers

We’ve rounded up ten favorite board books to while away those sunny days and introduce your littlest reader to all the joys summer has to offer.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Summer Reading Challenge for Kids — 2018 Edition

Filled with inspiring ways to play, learn, and explore this summer, our checklist of 20 interactive challenge ideas makes reading a fun adventure for kids.

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Teen

The Ultimate YA Summer Reading List — 2018 Edition

Whether you’re hoping to discover some fabulous debuts or read a new story from a favorite author, there is no shortage of good YA titles to read this summer.

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Tween

The Ultimate Summer Reading List for 9- to 12-Year-Olds — 2018 Edition

What books will entice your busy tweens to read this summer? The outstanding titles on this list offer something for every kind of 9- to 12-year-old reader!

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Growing Reader

The Ultimate Summer Reading List for 6- to 8-Year-Olds — 2018 Edition

Summer reading can be a joyful time of choice and exploration for growing readers. Here are some wonderful books for 6- to 8-year-olds to enjoy this summer.

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Pre-K

The Ultimate Summer Reading List for 3- to 5-Year-Olds — 2018 Edition

These delightful books — just right for 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds — are the perfect way to show your preschooler that summer reading is the best reading of all.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

The Best Children's and YA Books of August 2017

From an underwater retelling of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” to sparkly unicorns, wicked bugs, and twisty magic, there’s lots of reading fun to be had this month.

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Tips & Advice

Rated “R” for Required: How to Help Your Kids Tackle Their Required Summer Reading

Looking to motivate a not-so-motivated reader? Check out these simple tips for helping your child get through their required reading.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

The Best Children’s and YA Books of July 2017

July's new releases include exciting adventure stories, LOL-worthy comedies, edge-of-your-seat dramas, and thought-provoking historical fiction.

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Tween

8 Ways to Prevent Tweens from Backsliding This Summer

You can prevent dreaded summer learning loss by keeping your kids’ brains engaged throughout the summer. Here’s how.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Fun in the Sun: Summer Printables and Activities

Keep your kids busy this summer with our fun book-inspired printables and activities, including coloring pages, word scrambles, mazes, and more.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

The Best Children's and YA Books of June 2017

June's new releases offer plenty of unforgettable tales — from singing skeletons to a wedding planner down on love to a book that promises (wink, wink) it won't be fun.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Off the Page: 6 Picture Books and Paired Activities to Try at Home

How many times has a picture book inspired your kids to want to try a new skill or activity? In that spirit, we’re pairing picture books with fun activities you can do at home!

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Growing Reader

Tween

School’s Out, Stories In: Help Kids Power Up on Reading with These Super Series

Power reading is all about the joy of getting hooked by a story and then burning through books at a blazing pace. It’s a great way to reignite your kid’s enthusiasm for reading.

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