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The Perfect Summer Reading List for Early Readers

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One of the best parts of summer is diving into a great reading list that might otherwise be overlooked amidst the homework and extracurriculars of the school year. That’s why we’ve compiled a summer reading list for your lower school students. It features both classics and new favorites with enough variety to entice even the most hesitant of readers. Happy summer reading!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

It’s a classic for a reason. You probably remember reading it yourself when you were in kindergarten. The illustrations and unique pages make reading an interactive experience.

Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans

Everyone’s favorite fearless girl is a summertime reading must. Don’t be surprised if your own daughter starts wanting to visit the zoo to stand up to a tiger!

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

The best summer books spark the reader’s imagination. There are endless activities your child will be inspired to do after reading this one, but they might want a snack first!

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Equal parts touching and educational, this may be the first time your kid wants to cuddle with a bat. Stellaluna is a great option if you’re looking for a picture book to read together.

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jrsummer reading list. and John Archambault

The alphabet is never as fun or colorful as in Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Watch the excitement on your early reader’s face as they fall into the rhythm of this delightful classic.

Have You Ever Seen a Sneep? By Tasha Pym

If you’re a fan of Dr. Seuss you’ll love the slightly nonsensical questions and whimsy in Have You Ever Seen a Sneep?. Expect your kids to be cracking up by the end of it and ask to read it again!

If I Built a Car By Chris Van Dusen

Is your child more interested in Legos than books? Try handing them this book over summer break and watch the wheels in their head turn as they imagine their own dream car.

The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the words in this new classic more than make up for the lack of images. Encourage your child to read it out loud and let the giggling ensue.

There is nothing more exciting than seeing an early reader fall in love with a new
book. Many students read for the first time in the Delphi Boston preschool. For more information, fill out an online contact form here.


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