Great Summer Reading for Kids

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

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

Every year The Horn Book, which has reviewed children’s and young adult literature for more than 80 years, selects the top 50 children's books published in the past 12 months. Click here for this year's reading list, then take a look at still-relevant summer reading lists going back to 2010 for great older titles.

2018 Summer Reading

Past Summer Reading Lists

2010 Summer Reading

2011 Summer Reading

2012 Summer Reading

2013 Summer Reading

2014 Summer Reading


Click here to sign up for The Horn Book’s free monthly e-newsletter for parents.


Categories: Book Reviews, Education Features