Homeschool Summer Reading List

reading list

Reading over the summer is one of the best ways to keep children’s minds active and learning during the long months of informal schooling. Not sure exactly what they should or might want to be reading? We’ve got ideas for every age group! Check them out:

Ages 3-5:

  • What Pet Should I Get? - Dr. Seuss
  • Penguin on Vacation - Salina Yoon
  • Duck & Goose Go To the Beach - Tad Hills
  • The Bear Ate Your Sandwich - Julia Sarcone-Roach
  • Froggy Learns to Swim - Jonathan London

Ages 6-8:

  • Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy, Secret of the Silver Key – Jane O’Connor
  • Bedtime Math: The Truth Comes Out - Laura Overdeck
  • Race the Wild: Rain Forest Relay - Kristin Earhart
  • I Will Take a Nap - Mo Willems
  • Cakes in Space - Philip Reeve

Ages 9-12:

  • Circus Mirandus - Cassie Beasley
  • Book Scavenger - Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • The Island of Dr. Libris - Chris Grabenstein
  • Echo - Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Flora & Ulysses - Kate DiCamillo


  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs
  • Egg & Spoon - Gregory Maguire
  • The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
  • Paper Towns - John Green
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon

Have fun!