Summer reading is a great way to avoid the summer “slide” with your kids.
And there’s no better way to get them into a book than to choose one that’s summer-themed!
Today I’m featuring 50 summer books for kids that feature familiar characters, funny storylines, and gorgeous illustrations.
After all, when a story is engaging, kids are more likely to feel interested in what happens.
Plus, they’re more likely to reread them on their own – which is one of the best ways to build a love of reading.
These children’s books about summer make wonderful choices for an upcoming family road trip, book club, or summer reading program.
Read on to see the full list.
And, don’t miss our printable Summer Reading Challenge Bookmarks too!
50 Summer Books for Kids
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4. Should I Share My Ice Cream?
5. The Night Before Summer Vacation
6. Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag
7. Puppy Pool Party! An Underwater Dogs Adventure
9. Curious George and the Ice Cream Surprise
12. The Whale in My Swimming Pool
13. I See Summer
15. Peppa Pig and the Great Vacation
16. Beach House
17. McElligot’s Pool
18. Let It Shine
20. The Night Before Summer Vacation
22. Down by the Cool of the Pool
23. Summer is Here
24. Ice Cream Soup
25. Arthur’s Family Vacation: An Arthur Adventure
27. The Mystery of the Purple Pool (The Boxcar Children Mysteries #38)
28. A Fabumouse Vacation for Geronimo (Geronimo Stilton)
31. Daniel’s Day at the Beach (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood)
32. Pool Party Puzzler (Nancy Drew Clue Book)
33. How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer
34. Ice Cream Summer
35. Pictures from Our Vacation
36. Corduroy Goes to the Beach
37. Leo Can Swim
38. One Crazy Summer
39. Summer Wonders
40. Last Day Blues (Mrs. Hartwell’s Classroom Adventures)
41. Dancing Dinos at the Beach
43. Summer Treasure (Robin Hill School)
45. How I Spent My Summer Vacation
48. The Night Before Summer Camp
50. The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Vacation
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