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Top Summer 2022 Reads for Each Reading Level

By ThriftBooks Team • May 26, 2022

Summer reading is essential for children. Reading helps kids remember and apply what they learned in school. We have a list of books for children of all reading levels. Follow this list to give your child exciting reads to enjoy this summer!

Summer Reading List: Elementary School

Starting with picture books and progressing to chapter books, children in elementary school need plenty of practice to fine-tune their reading skills. Check out our summer reading list, elementary school edition.

  1. Just Help!: How to Build a Better World
    Just Help!: How to Build a Better World by Sonia Sotomayor is a picture book for ages 4 to 8. This picture book introduces the concepts of kindness, empathy, and cooperation to young children.
  2. Unseen Magic
    Unseen Magic by Emily Lloyd-Jones is a chapter book about magic and character development. Combining elements of real-life childhood struggles and fantasy, this book teaches children to face their fears.
  3. Chocolate Crossing: The Mystery of the Missing Chocolate Gold
    Chocolate Crossing: The Mystery of the Missing Chocolate Gold by Riya Aarini is about the quest to find the chocolate thief in a town led by children. This book contains lots of mystery, suspense, and fun kid-friendly themes.

Summer Reading List: Middle School

Middle school children need stimulating, thought-provoking novels to keep their interest. Here is our summer reading list, middle school edition.

  1. Timeline
    Timeline by Michael Crichton follows the experience of a group of history students who time travel. They discover shocking new science and technology, all while trying to rescue their professor.
  2. Mackinac Passages: A Summer Adventure
    Mackinac Passages: A Summer Adventure by Robert A. Lytle is a tale of murder and mystery. A group of teenagers follows an older man to Mackinac Island, where they discover his secrets.
  3. Big Apple Diaries
    Big Apple Diaries by Alyssa Bermudez details a young adolescent's experience in New York. She starts off worried about typical middle school drama, but after the attacks of September 11, 2001, Alyssa's perspective changes dramatically.

Summer Reading List: High School

If you are looking for a summer reading list high school students will enjoy, look no further. This list includes thought-provoking novels that help teens navigate the world around them.

  1. The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
    The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore will give your high schooler a lot to think about. One boy named Wes Moore grew up to be a veteran, while the other is serving life in prison. The story details how each boy made different choices to end up where they are today.
  2. The Outsiders
    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is a classic high school novel that discusses the rift between adults and teenagers. The story follows a group of teenagers who want to stand up for what's right.
  3. Bleachers
    Bleachers by John Grisham follows the history of a beloved football coach. One of the players has been deeply wronged by the coach and struggles with lessons of forgiveness and perseverance.

Keep Your Child's Mind Engaged All Summer Long

Summer reading is essential for children to keep their minds active when school is no longer in session. Choose from these high-quality book selections at ThriftBooks to help your child's mind stay sharp this summer. We have books for every age level and interest at fair prices. Shop ThriftBooks large selection of books today!

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