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2015 Summer Reading Recommendations


I feel I should let you know up front that the books for this year’s summer reading list were selected by our editors with zero thought for educational utility, curricular affinity, or Core Standards readiness. They are books to read for the fun of it. But this is not a list of beach-book page-turners. Summer break gives readers the chance to really take their time with a book. No deadlines, no tests, no pressure. Don’t like the book you’ve started? Try another. Love the book you’ve finished and want to read it again? Knock yourself out. We hope that every young reader will find at least a few titles to their liking on this list, but if what you really want to read is instead the entire run of X-Men comics, then that is exactly what you should do. The only rule — it should be the only rule, anyway — for summer reading is that there are no rules.

Picture Books | Early Readers and Primary Grades
Intermediate | Middle School | High School

For a handy take-along list of titles, download our printable PDF, or purchase them from our online bookstore at a 20% discount.

Roger Sutton
Editor in Chief



  1. Yaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!! As long as children (and adults!) pick up reading material that causes them to laugh, think, chatter, share and, just perhaps, learn a wee bit along the way, then Great!

    You will go nowhere without reading, but Everywhere & Anywhere you wish when the written word is part of your daily regimen. Read On, Dream Big & Go Far!!!!!!!!

  2. Dr. Janet Gebhardt says:

    Good morning! By any chance, are you going to have a Summer Reading Suggestion list for 2016 like you did for 2015? We, and our parents, loved it! Thank you so much, Janet Gebhardt

  3. Katie Bircher Katie Bircher says:

    Yes! The 2016 Summer Reading list is coming next week. Thanks for the kind words about it! We have fun pulling it together. 🙂

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