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Written By: Adriana Ramirez

So, you just read the last page, last paragraph, and last line of your book; now what do you read next? The feeling of escaping reality and getting lost in your next book is the greatest feeling ever, getting to travel to a different time period, different place, and becoming a different character. That’s what reading does to you and reading for fun with no requirements of doing a book report makes reading much more enjoyable. But with school ending and summer coming up sometimes instead of running around playing in the sun you’d rather just sit in a comfy chair with a good book in your hands. Below is a list of books that you can lose yourself in, whether you are reading about dragons, fairytales, royalty, history, sci-fi, or reading about strong independent individuals there is something for everyone and for every age group. So, let’s get started in trying to find your next favorite book to add to your library.

Summer Reads for 0-7-year-olds

1) Please, Baby, Please, by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee

2) Silly Sally, by Audrey Woods

3) Atticus Caticus, by Sarah Maizes

4) Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault

5) Knight Owl, by Christopher Denise

6) Clifford the Big Red Dog, Norman Bridwell

7) The Notebook of Doom, by Troy Cummings

8) No, David!, by David Shannon

9) Amelia Bedelia, by Peggy Parish

10) Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot, by Dav Pilkey

11) Abiyoyo, by Pete Seeger

12) Donut Feed the Squirrels, by Mika Song
 

Summer Reads for 8- 12-year-olds

1) Marcus Makes a Movie, by Kevin Hart with Geoff Rodkey, illustrated by David Cooper

2) The Last Kids on Earth: Quint and Dirk’s Hero Quest, by Max Brallier, illustrated by Douglas Holgate

3) Wonder: Illustrated Edition, by R.J. Palacio

4) Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Jeff Kinney

5) Jude Banks, Superhero, by Ann Hood

6) Different Kinds of Fruit, by Kyle Lukoff

7) Harriet the Spy, by Louise Fitzhugh

8) The Ice Cream Machine, by Adam Rubin

9) This Is Your Time, by Ruby Bridges

10) Big Nate, Lincoln Peirce

11) Holes, by Louis Sachar

12) Iggy Is the Hero of Everything, by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sam Ricks

 

Summer Reads for 13+

1) Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D. Jackson

2) 180 Seconds, by Jessica Park

3) Firekeepers Daughter, by Angeline Boulley

4) Legend, by Marie Lu

5) Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell

6) Matilda Bone, by Karen Cushman

7) Mango Shaped Space, Brown Little

8) The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Kate DiCamillo

9) Home Home, by Lisa Allen-Agostini

10) The Selection, by Kiera Cass

11) Bonnie and Clyde: The Making of a Legend, by Karen Blumenthal

12) Elatsoe, by Darcie Little Badger

13) Sold on a Monday, by Kristina McMorris

14) Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac, by Gabrielle Zevin

15) The Healing Spell, by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Tagged:- reading, summer reads

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