Best Books for Summer Reading


Are you looking for ways to keep your child learning while school isn’t in session?

Karen Notte, the early literacy coordinator at the Fairmount Community Library, shares her picks for summer reading.

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
In this novel inspired by Hindu Mythology, Aru must save her mother and classmates from an ancient demon.

Compost Stew: An A to Z Recipe for the Earth by Mary McKenna Siddals
Through rhymes and letters, children learn what ingredients can (and can’t) be composted.

Grandma’s Gardens by Chelsea Clinton and Hillary Clinton
Chelsea and Hillary Clinton share gardening memories of their grandmother and mother, Dorothy.

In a Garden by Tim McCanna
Starting from just a seed, this book explores how a garden grows – and the role that insects play.

Mamma, Is it Summer Yet? by Nikki McClure
As a child anxiously waits for summer to begin, his mother shares some signs it is on the way.

Patterns at the Sea Shore by Dawn Bluemel Oldfield
From fish to flip-flops to beach chairs, children explore some of the patterns that can be found at the beach.

Starla Jean Takes The Cake by Elana K. Arnold
Starla Jean returns – and is planning a birthday party for her little sister, Willa.

The Aquanaut by Dan Santat
Sophia joins forces with the aquanaut to rescue Aqualand’s sea life.

The Princess in Black and the Bathtime Battle by Dean Hale and Shannon Hale
Five princesses – and a Goat Avenger – work to remove a bad smell.

The Sea Knows by Alan B. Havis and Alice B. McGinty
Readers can learn about the creatures that live in the sea through the use of opposites.

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