The school year is coming to a close and it’s time to stock up for summer reading. We have five great books for you!
This month, our book list features a sweet story about an unconventional animal family, an adorable picture book that celebrates determination, a nonfiction guide to becoming a backyard scientist, and a book that teaches you how to stand up to their fears. For mature readers, the first-ever graphic novel to receive a Caldecott Honor will make for an engrossing read.
For Pre-K –K (Ages 3-6)
Little Pink Pup by Johanna Kerby
Get ready to say “Awww!” every time you turn the page! The real-life photos of a tiny little pig being raised by dachshunds is a heart-warming story that promotes acceptance and reminds us that everyone deserves love.
For 1st and 2nd Grade (Ages 6-8)
A Balloon for Isabel by Deborah Underwood
This adorable picture book is both a perfect read-aloud and an ideal graduation gift! It’s a joyful celebration of creativity, determination, and creative problem-solving. We can’t get enough of this one!
For 3rd & 4th grade (Ages 8-10)
Citizen Scientists by Loree Griffin Burns
Anyone can be a scientist in this kid-friendly, non-fiction gem! Kids will learn how to observe, conduct research, collect data, and be part of four unique scientific discoveries that can happen anywhere — in a backyard, a field, or even a city park.
For 5th and 6th Grade (Ages 10-12)
The Liberation of Gabriel King by K.L. Going
Warm, wonderful, and unforgettable, this is the terrific story of a boy whose best friend teaches him to stand up to his fears – from spiders to bullies and more. A perfect read for summer!
Grades 7 & up (Ages 13+)
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki
Both hopeful and heartbreaking, this beautiful book is the first graphic novel to be awarded a Caldecott Honor. Mature teens will find it captivating and will readily relate to its coming-of-age explorations of complex friendship and family relationships.