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Great Summer Reading for Kids

Top children's books from the past 12 months for summer reading 2014, selected by The Horn Book

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You've heard it before: Good summer reading keeps kids' skills sharp. But what to read?

Here are the top 50 children's books published in the past 12 months, as selected by The Horn Book, which has reviewed children’s and young adult literature for more than 80 years. Click by age group, then take a look at still-relevant summer reading lists going back to 2010 for great older titles. Then make sure to come back and comment below to let us know how your kids liked the suggestions. (Want a pretty, printable PDF of the list? Click here.)

 

Picture books

Early readers & younger fiction (grades PreK-3)

Intermediate readers (grades 4-6)

Middle schoolers (grades 6-8)

High schoolers (grades 9-12)

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