Great Summer Books For Kids of All Ages

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Summer Books For Kids

School gets out at the end of the month. It mean no more homework, but it shouldn’t mean no more books.  According to Scholastic, “Research confirms that students who don’t read four or more age-appropriate books over the summer typically score lower or stagnate on reading comprehension tests when they return to school.” And besides, reading is fun.

The lovely staff at Watchung Booksellers have compiled a great list of summer book recommendations for kids. Make a family commitment to read a few this summer:

On A Beam of LightPicture Books
  • If You Want to See A Whale, Julie Flogliano
  • Papa’s Mechanical Fish, Candace Fleming
  • Flora the Flamingo, Molly Idle
  • The Watermelon Seed, Greg Pizzoli
  • Matilda and Hans, Yokococo
  • On A Beam of Light, Jennifer Berne




Year of the Book,Early Reader

  • Life of Tye, Lauren Myracle
  • Year of the Book, Andrea Cheng
  • Fish Finelli, E.S. Farber
  • Violet Mackerel, Anna Branford
  • Iva Honeysuckle Discovers the World, Candice Ransome
  • Weird But True Series





summer readsMiddle Reader Summer Read Picks 2013

  • Hold Fast, Blue Balliett
  • The Path of Names, Ari Goelman
  • Timmy Failure, Stephan Pastis
  • The Grand Plan to Fix Everything, Uma Krishnaswami
  • Hanging Out at the Pancake Palace, Nan Marino
  • Summer of the Gypsy Moths, Sara Pennypacker





summer readsAnd Beloved Middle Reader Series with new installments just released…

  • Ruby Redfort (Book 1, Look into My Eyes & Book 2, Take Your Last Breath), Lauren Child
  • Heroes Guide Series (Book 1 …to Saving Your Kingdom & Book 2 …to Storming the Castle), Christopher Healy
  • Chronicles of Egg Series (Book 1 Deadweather & Sunrise & Book 2 New Lands), Geoff Rodkey
  • The Sixty Eight Room Series (Sixty Eight Rooms, Stealing Magic & The Pirate’s Coin), Marianne Malone




summer readsYA Summer Read Picks 2013

  • The Language Inside, Holly Thompson
  • Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell (HC)
  • Gorgeous, Paul Rudnick
  • Obsidian Mirror, Catherine Fischer
  • Warp, Eoin Colfer
  • Out of Nowhere, Maria Padian
  • Fifth Wave, Rick Yancey
  • Things I Can’t Forget, Miranda Kenneally
  • Dead End in Norvelt, Jack Gantos
  • Flygirl, Sherri L. Smith



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