Books for Summer Reading

By Kaitlyn Spotts | February 12 2024 | General

Reading over the summer months helps students foster a love for independent reading and keeps their literacy skills strong. We’ve curated collections of fiction and nonfiction books including inspiring life stories, action-packed adventures, graphic novels, and more to give students the opportunity to recharge after a busy school year and read for fun.

Browse our elementary, middle, and high school summer reading lists!

The Secret Language of Birds
From the award-winning author of Song for a Whale comes a poignant and heartwarming tale about a girl who discovers a pair of endangered birds about to lay eggs in the marshes of her summer camp...and the secret plan she hatches to help them.
$17.99 US
Apr 09, 2024
240 Pages
Delacorte Press

The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels
#1 New York Times bestseller!The critically lauded, wickedly smart whodunit with a “Knives Out feel by way of Lemony Snicket,” now in paperback.
$9.99 US
Jan 02, 2024
352 Pages
Dutton Books for Young Readers

Draw with Art for Kids Hub Animals
Millions of viewers have joined the fun and learned to draw with the YouTube sensation Art for Kids Hub. Now you and your whole family can too!
$9.99 US
May 28, 2024
96 Pages
DK Children

The Highlights Book of Things to Do Outdoors
Explore, Unearth, and Build Great Things Outside
Banish boredom with hundreds of outdoor activity ideas! This highly visual, hands-on activity book is filled with engaging ideas for experiments, crafts, games and more things to do outside that curious kids will love.
$14.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
160 Pages
Highlights Press

Amazing Octopus
Creature from an unknown world
Dive beneath the waves and explore the amazing world of the octopus with this fact-filled book for middle grade readers who can’t get enough about marine animals!
$27.00 US
Mar 12, 2024
144 Pages
Pushkin Children's Books

Surfin' Sharks
"This sweet early reader comic can be read simply as an enjoyable story, or it can be a catalyst for discussion with younger readers about their sense of self." —School Library JournalSurf's up! Another fin-tastic graphic novel adventure awaits with your favorite shark princesses, Kitana and Mack!
$12.99 US
Mar 26, 2024
FOC Feb 26, 2024
80 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers

Afternoon on the Amazon Graphic Novel
The #1 bestselling chapter book series is now available as graphic novels! Magic. Mystery. Time-travel. Get whisked away to the Amazon rain forest on a high-stakes adventure with brother-and-sister team Jack and Annie!
$9.99 US
Mar 26, 2024
FOC Feb 26, 2024
176 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers

Dinosaur Club: Flight of the Quetzalcoatlus
Travel through time to the world of the dinosaurs in this exciting prehistoric fiction series for children.
$6.99 US
Jan 02, 2024
96 Pages
DK Children