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
Keeps up learned skills during the summer break
Helps build vocabulary and comprehension skills
Allows your child to expand interests, or discover new ones
Develops problem solving skills
It is fun!
Suggestions for Your Summer Reading List
Kindergarten – 2nd Grade:
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Zachariah O’Hora
Rain! by by Linda Ashman, illustrated by Christian Robinson
How Many Jelly Beans by Andrea Menotti, illustrated by Yancey Labat
3rd Grade – 5th Grade:
Project Blastoff by Mark Kelly, with Martha Freeman
Serafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg
A Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack
6th Grade – 8th Grade:
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson
Better Nate than Ever by Tim Federle
The Farwalker’s Quest by Joni Sensel
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