Summer Reading Lists

Reading is one of the best activities your child, which makes it a great time-filler in the summer months. Research has shown that children that participate in a summer reading program not only avoid the summer slide in learning, but also score higher on reading achievement tests. Summer is also a great time for your child to discover new interests, new authors, and new book series – encouraging them to read even more. We’ve listed a couple of our favorite reading benefits below as well as a few book recommendations for elementary and junior high-aged kids!

Benefits of Summer Reading

  1. Keeps up learned skills during the summer break

  2. Helps build vocabulary and comprehension skills

  3. Allows your child to expand interests, or discover new ones

  4. Develops problem solving skills

  5. It is fun!

Suggestions for Your Summer Reading List

Kindergarten – 2nd Grade:

  1. Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Zachariah O’Hora

  2. Rain! by by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Christian Robinson

  3. How Many Jelly Beans by Andrea Menotti, illustrated by Yancey Labat

3rd Grade – 5th Grade:

  1. Project Blastoff by Mark Kelly, with Martha Freeman

  2. Serafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg

  3. A Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack

6th Grade – 8th Grade:

  1. The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson

  2. Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle

  3. The Farwalker’s Quest by Joni Sensel

AllKids Urgent Care is a pediatric urgent care with pediatric urgent care clinics in Mesa and Gilbert. Both locations are conveniently accessed from the US60 and are open from noon to 10 pm daily.

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