Encourage Your Kids To Read
Check out these amazing Summer reading books for kids, so your children can have fun using their minds while school is out.
Reading is great all the time, but Summer is when kids can relax and read what they want to read when they want to read it.
This freedom is just what many kids need, so that they can explore their own interests and expand their minds.
All of these books are visually appealing and intellectually stimulating, but they are also just plain fun.
5,000 Awesome Facts is a large “coffee table” style book, but the others are smaller and more portable.
Kids can pack them to read, when they are enjoying Summer adventures at the beach, at a park or when you are on vacation.
Summer Reading Books
101 Life Hacks: Genius Ways to Simplify Your World
by Aubre Andrus
Try these cool hacks!
Turn ordinary into awesome with this fun book, jam-packed with science-inspired ideas kids can use to simplify, prettify, and eco-fy their lives at home, school, and on the go.
Get tips and tricks for upcycling and reusing old stuff, as well as hands-on activities, fun facts, and insights from professional-grade life hackers who use their problem-solving skills to change the world.
Make cool lantern lights for your room, discover a tried-and-true brain freeze cure, learn how to boost your memory power, and more.
By the end, you’ll be able to hack your way through all kinds of problems, from a messy backpack to stage fright, a drippy ice pop to smelly shoes!
5,000 Awesome Facts About Everything
Pub. Date 8/14/12
This book is literally busting its covers with fascinating, fun-tastic facts on super, sensational topics that kids love.
Who knew that there were so many sweet things to learn about chocolate or that a dozen delicious details about peanut butter would show up on a page with a few splotches of jelly to whet our appetites?
Keep turning and a terrifyingly toothy shark tells you all about himself, while other spreads lay out tons of tips on toys and games, mysteries of history, robots and reptiles, sports and spies and wacky words.
This is visual feast of colorful photographs surrounded by swirling, tipping, expanding, and climbing bits of information in a high-energy design.
The book will satisfy both the casual browser and the truly fact obsessed.
Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for The Golden Fleas
by Crispen Boyer
Pub Date 10/22/19
Welcome to Mount Olympus, a pet supply and rescue center that sits high on a hill in Athens, Georgia.
The overconfident hamster Zeus, wise cat Athena, and other rescued pets live there under the watchful eye of their caretaker, Artie, who’s obsessed with Greek mythology.
The pets overhear her favorite podcast, Greeking Out, and believe themselves to be the actual megastars of mythology!
Get ready to laugh, cheer, and learn with this Zeus and his minions in their rollicking romps through Greek mythology and unforgettable adventures.
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2022
Pub Date 5/4/21
The latest installment of the New York Times best-selling almanac features amazing animal stories, explorer profiles, and outrageous attractions that kids know and love, plus more of the incredible inventions, awesome games, and fresh challenges for curious kids who want to learn all about the world and everything that’s in it.
Tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, conservation help kids keep up with our quickly changing world and is why this is the number one selling kids almanac on the planet.
There’s a whole chapter full of fun and games, including activities, jokes, and comics and the colorful compilation also includes a challenge, which inspires kids to reduce their plastic waste.
Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad: Absolute Hero
by Valerie Tripp
Pub Date 9/8/20
A brand new series from the author of many beloved American Girl books, Valerie Tripp!
Join Izzy Newton and her friends at Atom Middle School in the first adventure of this new middle-grade fiction series.
A crowded new school and a crazy class schedule is enough to make Izzy feel dizzy.
But for the S.M.A.R.T. Squad, it’s all about relying on the value of friendship and the power of science to help them think their way through all kinds of sticky situation.
Science and tech reign supreme when these five brainy buddies put their heads together!
Explorer Academy: The Tiger’s Nest
by Trudi Trueit
Pub Date 1/5/21
National Geographic’s blockbuster fiction series, Explorer Academy, has it all: a diverse cast of characters, cool technology, code breaking, adventure, exotic locations and a thrilling global mission — all inspired by the real adventures and explorations of the National Geographic Society.
Join Cruz as he leaves his tranquil home in Hawaii to join 23 talented kids from around the globe to train at the Explorer Academy with the world’s leading scientists to become the next generation of great explorers.
But for Cruz, there’s more at stake.
No sooner has he arrived at the Academy than he discovers that his family has a mysterious past with the organization that could jeopardize his future.
In the midst of codebreaking and cool classes, new friends and exotic locales, eco-challenges and augmented reality expeditions, Cruz must tackle the biggest question of all: Who is out to get him, and why?
Summer Reading Books
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