Great Kids' Summer Reading by Age
The best children’s book list provides summer reading choices for young children, early readers, elementary readers, tweens and teens.
This summer reading list, hand-picked by the experts at the venerable Horn Book children’s literature review, is superior in every possible way — chock-full of the kind of books that’ll keep kids happily turning pages (and learning). Many of the 81 books are available in multiple formats: print, ebook and audiobook. Click on your child's reading level below to get started.
Picture Books (preschool–grade 3)
Early Readers & Younger Fiction (grades K–4)
Intermediate Fiction & Nonfiction (grades 4–6)
Middle School Fiction & Nonfiction (grades 6–8)
High School Fiction & Nonfiction (grades 9 & up)