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15 Book Suggestions for Children's Summer Reading Lists at Legacy Toys

15 Book Suggestions for Children's Summer Reading Lists

Summer reading logs are a great way to encourage children to read during their summer break. By keeping track of the books they read, children are motivated to read more and stay engaged with reading throughout the summer. Summer reading logs also help children to develop good reading habits and maintain their reading skills, preventing the "summer slide" in academic achievement that can occur during long breaks from school. In addition, reading logs provide children with a sense of accomplishment and pride as they see how many books they have read and how much progress they have made. Overall, summer reading logs are a valuable tool for parents and educators to support children's reading and academic success. Stop into any Legacy Toys location to join our Summer Reading Club and earn up to $15 in Reading Bucks for completing reading logs! Here are 15 book suggestions to get your children's reading list started.

  1. "The One and Only Ivan" by Katherine Applegate - A heartwarming story about a gorilla's life in captivity and his journey to freedom.
  2. "The Magic Tree House" series by Mary Pope Osborne - Adventure stories about two siblings who travel through time and space via a magic tree house.
  3.  "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" by Roald Dahl - A classic tale of a boy who wins a golden ticket to tour a mysterious chocolate factory.
  4.  "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio - The story of a boy with a facial difference and his struggle to fit in at a new school.
  5.  "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" series by Rick Riordan - Action-packed adventure stories about demigods and their battles against mythical creatures.
  6.  "The Chronicles of Narnia" series by C.S. Lewis - A magical world where animals talk, witches roam and children embark on epic adventures.
  7.  "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett - A girl discovers a hidden garden and begins to heal emotionally and physically.
  8.  "Harry Potter" series by J.K. Rowling - A boy wizard's adventures at a school of witchcraft and wizardry.
  9.  "The BFG" by Roald Dahl - The story of a girl who befriends a big friendly giant and helps him save other children from evil giants.
  10.  "The Giver" by Lois Lowry - A thought-provoking dystopian novel about a boy who learns the dark truth about his seemingly perfect world.
  11. "Where the Red Fern Grows" by Wilson Rawls is a heartwarming tale of a young boy and his two beloved coonhounds as they embark on a series of adventures in the Ozark Mountains.
  12. "The Phantom Tollbooth" by Norton Juster  is a fantastical adventure story where a bored boy discovers a magical tollbooth that transports him to a wondrous world filled with wordplay and puns.
  13. "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White is a heartwarming story about a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a spider named Charlotte.
  14. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" series by Jeff Kinney is a humorous illustrated novel about a middle-school student and his struggles to fit in with his peers.
  15. "The Penderwicks" by Jeanne Birdsall - This heartwarming series follows the adventures of four sisters and their dog on their summer vacation.


These books are not only enjoyable for kids, but they also help develop their reading skills and encourage them to read more. Let the summer of 2023 be a wonderful time to go on new adventures through reading! Looking for even more ideas? Check out our Pinterest Board with Legacy Bound picks!

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