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Books for Summer Fun

Heading to the beach this summer?  Or maybe you’re planning a camp-out?  We’ve got some great reads for you to take along – explore a picture book, bring a chapter book to read aloud or grab a guide book for ideas on games and activities!

Kids Book Lists for Summer Reading

Visiting the lake, beach or ocean?

Grab one of these watery reads for some fun under the umbrella!  Explore science at the beach, discover what lurks in the water or entertain the kids with a read aloud adventure!

Pitching a tent? 

Check out this list of books for camping funFrom fireside chats to tent troubles, kids will adore explore these picture books, chapter books and guides to camp-outs.

Kids into a good mystery? 

Here’s a list of early chapter books with pint-sized sleuths!  Follow Cam Jansen, Jigsaw Jones, Nancy Drew, Geronimo Stilton and your other favorite private eyes as they search for clues and solve capers.

Love science but can’t find something to read? 

How about a great list of kid’s science magazines for the hammock?!  Sometimes kids need some quick reading material — magazines are a great option for shorter articles, puzzles and up-to-date ideas!

Planning to grow some sunflowers or tomatoes? 

Try a few of these great reads about gardeningLearn about what you can plant, how plants grow and inspirational stores about kids who have gardens!