Summer Reading

Just For Fun

9 Children’s Book Authors on the Joys of Summer Reading

The best reading recommendations oftentimes come from authors themselves. So we asked kids' book authors to share their best tips, titles, and advice for how to make summer reading special. Here's what they had to say.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

The Best Children's Books of Summer 2016

Kick off the summer book season with one of these hot new picture book and chapter book releases!

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Grown-Up Reads

Your Week-by-Week Guide to the Best Books of Summer 2016

Whether you've set a personal reading challenge or are just looking for a new bedtime book, you'll find some gems on this list of upcoming grown-up releases.

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All Ages

The Read Ahead: Kid Lit News & Views — June 2016 Edition

In the June 2016 installment of the Read Ahead we dive into summer, exploring new reads, book festivals to look out for, fun literary activities, and more!

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

Teen

Brightly's Summer Reading Challenges for Kids and Teens

Get more out of summer reading with Brightly’s Summer Reading Challenges. We’ve put together fun age-specific reading ideas for preschoolers through teens.

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Teen

10 New YA Books to Read This Summer

This crop of new young adult books will make excellent companions on the beach, at camp, and for nights reading under the stars.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Make a Date with Hogwarts: 7 Ways to Read Harry Potter as a Family

If you’re looking for some fun ways to stretch out your time with Harry and his friends, and make this special series a family event, we have some suggestions.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Let’s Go Camping: 7 Picture Books to Spark Outdoor Adventures

With these books about camping in the great outdoors, prepare for or relive your own trip, or just live vicariously from your air-conditioned living room.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Making Magic Together: Craft and Creativity Books for the Whole Family

Summer is a time to create, play, and learn as a family. These creative and crafty books will help you do just that.

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Pre-K

Growing Reader

Tween

If You Liked This Book, Try ... A Summer Reading List Filled with Old and New Favorites

When it comes to summer reading selections, it's often helpful to get a comparison. Here are ten new books paired with ones you might have already enjoyed.

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Tween

How to Get Tweens Writing This Summer

When I was a kid, my mum’s response to any complaint of boredom was, “Write me a story.” Here are some strategies to get tweens writing this summer.

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Grown-Up Reads

Summer Lovin’: 8 Steamy Books for the Hot Days Ahead

From the scandalous to the dangerous, from the quiet to the true, there is something to fill your every desire in this list of summer-ready romantic reads.

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