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Save the Children Has Created The Ultimate Summer Reading List For Your Kids!
School's out, and as the temperatures start to heat up, creating a summer reading list is a cool way for parents to connect with their kids and foster a love of learning. This month, Save the Children has launched a reading campaign, 100 Days of Reading, to get kids excited about books.
"Knowing what's at stake for children in America in terms of summer learning loss was a motivating factor for Save the Children to create this easy-to-do 100 Days of Reading campaign," said Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children. "Read a Story, Change Their Story has the potential to make transformational change for children. We've set an ambitious goal to log 100 million minutes of reading this summer to benefit every child and hope you'll join us."
We've rounded up a list of page-turners by age group to entertain your kiddos and make them want to pick up a book and not put it down during the lazy days of summer. Help Save the Children reach 100 million minutes by logging your reading time together with the kids.
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Birth through Preschool: Beach Baby by Laurie Elmquist
Baby spends a blissful day at the beach as this colorful board book details all of the magical treasures found at the seashore and the fun adventures that await your little one in the morning. A sweet summertime story to lull your babe to sleep.
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Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
Cinderella is headed to the ball, but in this futuristic take on the classic fairytale, instead of cleaning ashes we see our favorite heroine fixing the spaceship that she flies to the Royal Space Parade. Thanks to the help of her fairy godrobot, a super smart Cinderella uses her skills to meet her prince and live happily ever after. A fun read for kids with a love of STEM!
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Summer Supper by Rubin Pfeffer and Mike Austin
Little gardeners get their first education on how food grows from farm to table with colorful pages illustrating the process of growing food for the family. Perfect for planting the seeds of knowledge to understanding agriculture.
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Ten Tiny Toes by Caroline Jayne Church
Counting the tiniest tootsies in this super sweet board book commemorate baby's many milestones from birth to toddling along. A cute rhyming book that encourages little ones to count.
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Kindergarten through 2nd grade: A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon by Suzanne Slade
This nonfiction picture book tells the true story of African American mathematician Katherine Johnson, who changed the course of space calculation at NASA with her contributions landing a man on the moon. An inspiring story and history lesson for little learners.</p>
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A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin
This award-winning picture book tells the tale of Little Star's temptation to take a bite of the tasty Mooncake that she made with her mom. As she can't resist a little nibble each night, the sweet illustrations explain the phases of the moon to your little superstar.
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Dude! by Aaron Reynolds
Fast friends, this story of a beaver and a platypus is a playful read for your little beach bum about their silly adventure at the shore. It's a hot summer read for your kiddo.
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Grades 3 through 5: Real Friends by Shannon Hale
It's not always easy making friends, and in this beautifully illustrated book, kids learn about navigating friendships, dealing with bullies and discovering what it's like to have a true friend. It's a heartwarming story of growing up and developing social skills.
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Wishtree by Katherine Applegate
Trees may not talk, but they have plenty of stories to share. The story of the Wishtree inspires hopes of wishes and dreams destined to come true. A captivating tale for big dreamers.
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Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Julián loves mermaids, and his dress-up adventures one summer afternoon lead to a fascinating discovery. This wonderfully illustrated book is a picture-perfect story of love and acceptance.
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Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble by Anna Meriano
Growing up in a family of bakers who own a favorite Texas bakeshop, Leo is delighted to learn a family secret. Her mother, aunt, and four older sisters are actually brujas, which are witches of Mexican heritage. Leo's discovery leads to her trying to test her own spell-casting skills. Young readers will be eager to follow along with this magical adventure.
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Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome by Sarai Gonzalez, Monica Brown
There is nothing Sarai can't do, after all, she's amazingly talented and full of fun but how will she save the day when facing the challenge of trying to stay put in her home, so she and her family don't have to move? This great summer read is a confidence-building book that younger readers will love.
This content is funded by Save the Children and produced by our editorial team on their behalf.