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Best books for summer reading for kids

Frequent reading is a very important habit, as this is how people learn new things and expand their vocabulary. This is why parents should give their best to help their children to develop a reading habit, as it will ensure them many benefits later in life. The best time to do this is during summer when there is no school. Of course, at the young ages, these books should be simple and amusing, in order to intrigue the children. Here are a few suggestions:

  1. "Create your own spy mission", Andrew Judge and Chris Judge

    This is a great interactive book that will not only enable children to practice their reading but will also help them to learn how to hold a pen and draw. The book is filled with many interesting situations in which a kid has to draw the missing objects.

  2. "Best Book Day Ever! (so far)", Liz Pichon

    This is a humoristic book about very interesting book week in one school. Everybody is trying to come up with the best costume for this manifestation (including professors) in order to win a great prize. It is an adventurous and dynamic book, so the children will love it.

  3. "Stuff you should know about the human body", John Farndon

    This is an informative and illustrative book that will teach children about different parts and function of their body. It is written in a simple way and contains a lot of vivid illustrations that will help the children to really understand the content that they are reading.

  4. "How to Code: A Step-By-Step Guide to Computer Coding", Max Wainewright

    In today's modern age, technological literacy is practically understood. In order to introduce their children to modern technology, parents can provide them with this book that contains programming lessons for beginners that are explained in a simple and interesting way.

  5. "The Magnificent Book of Dinosaurs", Tom Jackson

    The majority of children are interested in dinosaurs, so this book is a great choice for a little break during a hot summer day. The book also includes great illustrations so the children can see how these dinosaurs used to look.

  6. The Getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #12), Jeff Kinney

    This book is an excellent choice for the holiday, as this is exactly the main motive in the book. The main character, Greg, thought that it was a good idea to escape to a tropical island, but he will soon change his mind...

  7. "A House for Hermit Crab", Eric Carle

    If a child is spending his holiday at the sea, then this is the right book for him. It is about the crab that is trying to decorate his shell and asks other sea creatures for help.

  8. "The Complete Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh", A. A. Milne

    It is almost impossible to make a mistake by choosing this book. This is a classic that will occupy children's attention.

  9. "There's No Place Like Space! All about Our Solar System", Tish Rabe

    Another domain that is interesting for the majority of kids is space; this book will introduce them to space in the best way possible.

  10. "Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Stretch It, Shape It", Joann Deak

    This is another book with anatomy content, but this time it is focused on the brain.

This is a list of the books that have been shown to attract children's attention. However, the parents should remember that their children can often have a specific interest, so they should take this into account when choosing the right book. One thing is sure - all of these books are very likely to encourage children to read.


Thank you to the staff at Learning Express for their generous donation of new children's books. Also thank you to the anonymous donor who left so many excellent children's books outside our door.

A Big thank you to Sarah Lamirande for her donation of brand new VHS tape rewinders and a box of thermal paper rolls for our receipt printer!!
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