The 2020 Family Summer Reading Guide is here! Fantastic books for kids and teens to read this summer. Get the Free Printable today!
There is nothing I enjoy more than putting good books into the hands of readers. It's especially rewarding when I can help kids and teens find the magical books that turn them into lifelong readers. I love it so much that I've made it my personal mission to help families have positive reading experiences together.
This Family Summer Reading Guide is one of my favorite things to share every year. Summer, with all of its down time, is the perfect time to introduce good books and encourage fun reading experiences.
Whether you’re raising a house full of happy readers or you have to coax, prod, and beg your kids to pick up a book outside of school, I’ve put together a Summer Reading Guide for ALL of you! Books for little listeners, middle grade readers, and even your teenagers – the whole family!
WHAT’S IN THE FAMILY SUMMER READING GUIDE?
- A Read Aloud Book List for kids ages 4 to 7
- Fantastic Middle Grade Books for kids ages 8 to 12
- Teen Reads
- Books for the Whole Family – these are excellent audio books for family road trips this summer!
- Tips and resources for making Summer Reading Great!
- A simple reading chart to keep track of what you read together this summer
It’s an 8 page PDF guide with 20 books that I very thoughtfully picked with everyone in the family in mind. These are books that are age appropriate, well written, fun to read, and all of them were picked because they will be entertaining both to your kids AND to you as you read along with them.
You can use it on a computer, tablet, or phone, but I highly recommend printing it out and letting your kids and teens peruse it. It's almost entirely black & white (easy to print), with the exception of Page 5, which is a full color spread of all the book covers (because sometimes you really can judge a book by its cover).
WHY You Need the Guide!
The Family Summer Reading Guide is a helpful way to find great books without having to spend a lot of time searching. There are 5 books in each category (20 books total). My kids and I have read every single one and consider them some of the very best books!
For every book, I also share a brief description so that you and your young readers can easily figure out what you'll enjoy most.
Each category contains a variety of book genres, with a mix of both old and new books to choose from. There's also a page with a simple reading chart on it so you can keep track of what you read this summer.
The BIG IDEA here is that you will be able to easily find great books to read with your kids this summer. For younger kids, you can read aloud with them. For older kids and teens, you can have more of a summer book club - read the same books as your older kids and then plan a special ice cream date to discuss the book when you finish.
Really, this guide has everything you need to create some fun reading memories with your family this summer!
Check out last year's Family Summer Reading Guide here. And if you're looking for great picture books for summer, check out our new 101 Fantastic Picture Books list.
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