Summer Book Suggestions for Kids: Great Summer Reading Ideas!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
If you're looking for summer reading suggestions for kids, look no further! I've got some awesome book choices to share with you. Summer is the best time to grab a book and relax- even for kids! I love compiling ideas for summer reading (be sure to check out my list of book suggestions from last year), so here are my picks for 2019.


Disclaimer: I am a participant in the Amazon Associate LLC Services Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. But like I always say, I wouldn't recommend something to you that I didn't love myself, so rest assured that these would be my suggestions to you with or without Amazon! Some books also may have been sent to me as samples, but this in no way influenced my opinion of them.


Lost Kitties All-Star Readers and Collector's Guide

Fans of Lost Kitties will love the book series created in their honor. #ADORBS and #NOMZ
are super cute and colorful even if you've never heard of Lost Kitties! There's also a Lost Kitties Collector's Guide for the kids who like to keep track of their collections. You can find Lost Kitties #NOMZ and Lost Kitties #ADORBS on Amazon. You can find the Collector's Guide on Amazon, too. I liked that these were leveled readers with funny illustrations to keep kids entertained. Even kids who are not fans of the toys will certainly enjoy these (to see the Lost Kitties toys, check them out on Amazon, too).



Guardians of Childhood Series 

The amazing Jessica from Fairytale, Inc. told us all about The Guardian series by William Joyce. We read all of the books in the series and we absolutely love them. They are a creative way of explaining where our favorite childhood holiday icons came from (there was also a movie made in their honor!). Nicholas St. North is the first book in the series followed by E. Aster Bunnymund, Toothiana, The Sandman, and Jack Frost. It helps to read them in order even though you don’t have to. We enjoyed Nicholas St.North the best! They are great for read-alouds or independent reading. Recommended for ages 7-11 years old.

We lent out our E. Aster Bunnymnd book so it's not pictured here!

Aladdin: Far from Agrabah

With the popularity of the latest live action Disney Aladdin movie kids might really enjoy this beautiful Disney Aladdin book from Aisha Saeed. It’s called Far from Agrabah and I saw it myself at the TTPM Spring Showcase a few months ago. Disney has some wonderful chapter books for children that most people overlook. You can find many titles inspired by favorite Disney characters!
This one is recommended for ages 8 and up.


Picture Book Choice: Will You Be My Sunshine?

My picture book choice for this summer is Will You Be My Sunshine by Julia Lobo. I absolutely adore the illustrations by Nicola Slater. I found this copy at my local Cracker Barrel, but it is also available on Amazon. It’s recommended for ages six months and up but clearly, even adults like me enjoy it!


Highlights Summer Workbooks

I have always been a proud supporter of Highlights. I used them in my classroom for years and even enrolled my kiddo in their Hidden Pictures club. This year, be sure to check out their Summer Big Fun Workbook series. I know, I know, this is more of a workbook and not a reading choice, but I had to mention it here because I love it so much. You can purchase the Summer Big Fun Workbook for ages Pre-K up to 2nd grade. If you prefer other versions of Highlights, like their magazines or puzzle books, check out their website for a complete selection!


The Curse of the Cursed Temple of Curses

We thought Shipwreckers! by Scott Peterson and Joshua Pruett was a really cute and funny book, great for kids who love adventure and a bit of mystery. The characters were unique and the title is enough to grab any kids' attention! We also loved the fun illustrations by Brian Ajhar.


If you liked these suggestions, be sure to check out my other book suggestion lists:

10 Book Suggestions for Kids: Chapter Books, Picture Books, Non-Fiction, and More!

Minecraft Books for Kids: Inspiring Reluctant Readers

Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids, 2018

Summer Reading Lists for Kids: Fun Suggestions from The Jersey Momma

Empowering Girls Through Reading

More Minecraft Books for Kids: Diary of a Minecraft Zombie Review

And check out some of my other recommendations through these Amazon affiliate links:





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  1. I would love to have these books for my 3 year old granddaughter!

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