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
978-1-5247-7027-3
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
Hardcover
240 Pages
Delacorte Press

The Swifts: A Dictionary of Scoundrels
978-0-593-53325-3
#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
Paperback
352 Pages
Dutton Books for Young Readers

Draw with Art for Kids Hub Animals
978-0-7440-9888-4
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 21, 2024
Paperback
96 Pages
DK Children

The Highlights Book of Things to Do Outdoors
Explore, Unearth, and Build Great Things Outside
978-1-64472-928-1
Get ready to explore—the sky’s the limit on outdoor adventure! Companion to the best-selling Highlights Book of Things to Do, the Highlights Book of Things to Do Outdoors features 160 captivating and activity-packed pages. Kids 7 and up will discover all kinds of ways to build, experiment, craft and help protect the planet, plus answers to countless nature-related questions.
$14.99 US
Apr 25, 2023
Paperback
160 Pages
Highlights Press

Amazing Octopus
Creature from an unknown world
978-1-78269-424-3
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
Hardcover
144 Pages
Pushkin Children's Books

Surfin' Sharks
978-0-593-46468-7
"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
Hardcover
80 Pages
Viking Books for Young Readers

Afternoon on the Amazon Graphic Novel
978-0-593-48882-9
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
Paperback
176 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers

Dinosaur Club: Flight of the Quetzalcoatlus
978-0-7440-9182-3
Travel through time to the world of the dinosaurs in this exciting prehistoric fiction series for children.
$6.99 US
Jan 02, 2024
Paperback
96 Pages
DK Children