3 Great Books to Read to Your Kids This Summer

Two girls enjoying summer reading fun
School’s Out. Summer’s here. Your child worked so hard during the school year, you want to give them a well-needed break, but you don’t want them to suffer from the “summer slide” in reading skills. Here’s the good news: From ages 3-13 these books are sure to keep kids interested and talking about books all summer long.
Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. SeussOh, the Places You’ll Go!
by Dr. Seuss
(ages 3 – 13)

This is the last book that was published by Ted Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) during his lifetime, and it is arguably one of his best. The book is often given as graduation gifts, it’s also the perfect book to help kids transition from one phase of life to another—such as starting kindergarten.


The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank BaumThe Wonderful Wizard of Oz
by L. Frank Baum
(ages 6 – 11)

The classic tale that was immortalized by Judy Garland in the 1939 film adaptation of the book. The original title makes a great story to read aloud—a chapter at a time—to kids of all ages who love to imagine and wonder what lies over the rainbow.



Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
by J.K. Rowling
(ages 6-11)

All seven books in the Harry Potter series are absolutely delightful to read aloud to children—particularly if you can fake a Scottish brogue while attempting to read the dialog for Hagrid. This first book in the beloved series is one the best suited for younger audiences.



Do you have summer family favorites to share?


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