Summer Reading Booklists

Reading Rockets' annual summer booklist makes it easy to find great books kids will enjoy during the long, lazy days of summer. This list can be a springboard for helping your kids choose books on topics that pique their curiosity — that's what really motivates children to want to read!

Visit our summer reading site, Start with a Book, to discover lots more great fiction and nonfiction books — matched with topics kids love (like dinosaurs, bugs, flight, superheroes, poetry, and the night sky)!

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"So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away. And in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall." — Roald Dahl