Kids Summer Reading List



Simple stories with engaging photos

In the Town All Year Round by Rotraut Susanne Berner

Bear Snores by Karma Wilson

My First Book of Animals by Joanna Bicknell

Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown

Haiku Baby by Betsy E. Snider

Visit your Davis County Library to find more titles like these and join the summer reading program!

Ages 4-6
Fun picture books

Sheep In a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

The Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen

How to Babysit a Grandpa and How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan

Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day? by Richard Scarry

Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

For early readers:
The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
Can you ever have too much of your favorite food? John Midas is about to find out….

Ages 7-9

The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
This is a great story written from the point of view of a hamster, Humphrey.

Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davis
This is an adorable book about sibling rivalry.

The Best Chef in Second Grade by Katharine Kenah
A famous chef is coming to school! Will Ollie figure out what to cook in time to share with the class and the special visitor?

JUST HARRIET by Elena K. Arnold
Third grader Harriet is the heroine of her own classic summer mystery.

Ages 10-13

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
A heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby

Mostly the Honest Truth by Jody J. Little
A pitch-perfect story exploring the many meanings of family

Pax by Sara Pennypacker
A beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
Inspired by the true story of a captive gorilla known as Ivan, this illustrated novel is told from the point of view of Ivan himself.

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