5 Summer Reading Ideas for You AND Your Kids

Books You and Your Kids Will WANT to Read

Summer is here, meaning your kids have more free time than they know what to do with. Why not use that time to rsuead a good book? Better yet, why not use that time to share a book with your kids? We’ve searched high and low for the best books for parents and kids of every age. Check out our faves below . . .

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100 Fun and Easy Learning Games for Kids
by Amanda Boyarshinov and Kim Vi

For Ages 3-8

This book is full of fun games to fill your summer, all while teaching important reading, writing, and math skills. Search through this book with your kids and find activities you can do together! You’re sure to have as much fun as your kids do completing these DIY learning games and activities.

  Book cover for 100 Fun and Easy Learning Games


by R. J. Palacio

For Ages 9-11

Wonder is the story of a 10-year-old boy born with facial deformities. Told through his perspective, the story covers bullying and feeling like an outsider in a way perfect for your younger children. For parents, you’ll love the book for it’s beautiful story of acceptance.

Wonder Book


The Book Thief
by Markus Zusak

For Ages 12+

The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl living in Germany during World War II. Rich with historical context and a beautiful fictional story, this book is sure to be just as interesting for your middle schooler as it is for you.  

  Book Thief


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
by Mark Haddon

For Ages 15-18 

This book, told through the eyes of a 15-year-old boy with autism, aims to teach readers the importance of perspective in literature and life alike. This book is a perfect though-provoking read for for high schoolers, given the deep discussions it can create.

Curious Incident of the dog in the Nighttime


Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

For Ages 18+

This touching story is about a woman who cares for a quadriplegic man, who she later falls in love with. The story discusses challenging adult issues such as disability and mental health, making it perfect to share with your kids who are all grown up. After finishing the book, take a day to go see the movie, in theatres this summer!



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