Reading can be one of the many fun activities children choose to fill their summer time. Research has shown it is also much more! Children who participate in public library summer reading programs make achievement leaps during the summer and score higher on fall reading achievement tests. This list, provided by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), contains books that come highly recommended by kid readers from all over the country and may also be available in ebook, audio book, braille, and large print formats. This summer, take your child to participate in the summer programs happening at your library.

ALSC is a division of the American Library Association. Titles on this list were selected by members of ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee. For more booklists, please visit

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