Summer is a great time to get tweens reading. There is nothing like relaxing on a hot summer day with a snack and a good book in the shade of a big tree. I miss the days of reading all day with no major things to worry about. Now I get to park my tweens out in the shade with a good book and I love it so much. This year I am tossing together a reading list for my upper elementary and middle schooler to enjoy and stacking them in a basket easy to grab. We added a few classics books I loved along with some new up and coming titles. I may have just ordered a few great additions today to round it off a bit. I’m gonna toss together a few sensory or craft ideas for them to enjoy for the basket as well to make summer a little more fun.
New books for your tween’s summer reading list
Ever wondered how much work goes into running a hot summer vacations pot? Join P.T. Wilkie and his best friend Gloria as they navigate the crazy world of sand sculpture contests, the mystery of a stolen tiara, and find a way to save the Wonderlands nest restaurant the Banana Shack from going under. When your done reading try to make your own sand sculptures with this fun foam sand sensory activity even the big kids will fall in love with.
This comedic chapter book will keep your kids laughing on your summer road trip or parked out back by the pool. Join P.T. Wilkie and his best friend on this rip raring adventure to see who is truly the best on the beach. Once your kids have finished the book why not challenge your kids to build an obstacle course to see who is the best of the best this summer?
Ever wish you could just grow up already? Ella feels the same way and thinks it’s time she earns her fairy wings just like her mom. After all, she helps save the day by knowing the spells her mom needs. Follow Ella on this sweet adventure to self-discovery. When you are done why not work on building your own fairy garden or whipping up some sweet homemade strawberry ice cream?
Samantha’s uncle mysteriously goes missing and leaves her some rather unconventional gifts that send her on a dangerous adventure. Will Samantha solve the puzzles, survive the adventure, and find her missing uncle? join with wild adventure and find out for yourself. When you finish with this book why not put together a spy kit of your own and head off on a wild and crazy adventure.
Classics perfect for your tween’s summer reading list.
Most parents have fond memories of this classic and your kids will too. Frindle teaches children the true power of words in a way they never thought of before. Join Nick Allen is stirring up trouble in school when he creates a new word and gets his friends to start using it too. When you finish this book why not make of a few fun words for your family to use?
My Side of the Mountain was one of my favorite childhood books. Packed with adventure and a lot of valuable information on basic survival skills this book is perfect for the adventurer to enjoy. Build your own survival kit or go on a primitive camping trip to make memories with your child and allow them to test out some of the cool things they learned in this book.
When my best friend brought this book over for my kids I was excited to give my kids the opportunity to explore this book that teaches kindness and empathy. My oldest truly loved it and it gave us a lot to talk about together. This summer I have put this book on my sons reading list because really every child should read this book about a young boy who is different and how the way others treat him effects him overall.