Summer Reading Kits for Kids

The kids had their last day of school this week! I love to celebrate their accomplishments and I usually give the kids a small present on the last day of school. This year I decided to put together “Summer Reading Kits” for them. I picked out fun books that would be entertaining and, if possible, had a summer theme. I individually wrapped each book, hoping they would unwrap the books as they read them. I’m happy to report, that didn’t happen…because they were too excited!! This idea was a big hit with my kids.


For my 9-year-old daughter, I picked out these books:

Goose Chase by Patrice Kindl – We are a little bird crazy around here.

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd – The cover of this book pretty much sold me on it.

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall – I’ve heard so many good reviews about this book. My daughter can’t wait to dive in.

Randi Rhodes Ninja Detective – Thanks to her younger brother’s influence, my daughter likes ninjas. And she loves learning about spies. How fun is it that this book is about a girl ninja that’s ALSO a detective?!

For my 7-year-old son, I picked out these books:

Jake Drake Bully Buster by Andrew Clements – You really can’t go wrong with anything from Andrew Clements. Both my kids like his books.

Humphrey’s Creepy-Crawly Camping Adventure by Betty G. Birney – My daughter loves the Humphrey series. Now my younger son can have in on the fun, too. He already read through this book and thought the ending was very cute.

Bad Kitty Drawn To Trouble by Nick Bruel – Another favorite series in our house. Bad Kitty is too much fun!

ART2-D2’s Guide To Folding and Doodling by Tom Angleberger – My son LOVES this series. This book is filled with tons of fun ideas. He might read through the other books quickly, but I have a feeling this book will be out all summer long.

This will at least give them a few options for those lazy summer afternoons.

I had this thought too late, but maybe next year I’ll include some of their favorite snacks also.

What are your kids reading this summer?

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