My daughter loves to read. All the time. My once struggling to read daughter has blossomed into a bookworm that loves to explore new books and new genres. She loves fiction, non-fiction, and even silly books as well. My daughter is starting 3rd grade this Fall and she has a list of books she wants to read to give her a head start in vocabulary and comprehension for the new year. Hey, her words, not mine 🙂 Below I share the Must Read Children’s Books for Summer according to my daughter!
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Looking for an adult list of books to read this summer? Check out my Must Read Books for Summer Here.
Must Read Books for Kids
My daughter is reading Aces Wild right now and really enjoys the book. She picked this book up last time we went to a book fair and finally caved in and started reading it early. The other books are the ones that are on her her to read next!
- Wish – Barbara O’Connor
- Full of Beans – Jennifer L. Holm
- Aces Wild – Erica S. Perl
- A Handful of Stars – Cynthia Lord
Other Books on the List
My daughter is currently reading A Wrinkle in Time with her dad. She really loves the book and she is anxious to finish it so she can watch the movie afterwards and compare the two! She has already read Gooseberry Park but it’s one she thoroughly enjoyed so it should definitely be on the list!
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – J.K. Rowling
- A Wrinkle in Time – Madeleine L’Engle
- Gooseberry Park – Cynthia Rylant
- Because of Winn-Dixie – Kate DiCamillo
Fun and Educational Books
As I mentioned before, my daughter likes to read non-fiction as well. She loves nature and she’s really into science.
- Guinness World Records 2019
- National Geographic Kids – Planets
- National Geographic Kids – Just Joking
- National Geographic Kids – Almanac 2019
If you want to get your child reading this summer, check these books out. Some of the books are on the Virginia Choice Readers list. That means, they’re well written, meet educational standards, and they’re engaging!