I make lists constantly. Most of my them are to-do lists, and while they may be important for my sanity, I wouldn’t say I love writing them. Writing book lists, however, is a totally different story. Summer reading lists for young readers are a personal favorite.
Creating recommended summer reading lists for my students was one of my favorite parts of being school librarian. And even though I took a public library job few months ago, I promised my students I would still pull together lists of the best new books to read this summer. I am happy to say I delivered on my promise!
I’m so jazzed about the lists that I’d like to share them with you too. I doubt any of you, dear readers of my blog, are in PK – 8th grade (let me know if you are!), but I think these lists will still be useful to you.
If you’re sick of reading your kids the same old picture books, give the books on the PK – rising 1st grader list a try. If your 8-year-old nephew has a birthday coming up, the rising 2nd – 3rd list will give you some great gift ideas. If you want to read some of the hottest books for young teens, take a look at the Young Adult titles.
I hope you and the kids in your life enjoy these books as much as I did!
Great Summer Reads 2018:
What other children’s/YA books would you recommend for summer reading? Please share in the comments below!