Summer Reading List for My Son (and yours, too!)


A week or so ago I shared what Big Brother will be learning over the summer and I mentioned that we would Read, Read, Read!!

What will he be reading this summer?  you ask....

summer reading list for boys
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Well, with the help of many awesome book lists I've pinned on my Language Arts boards, I have gathered a summer reading list for my soon to be 6 year old son.  And I am sharing this list with you as part of the TOS Blog Cruise~ Summer Reading List for Boys.

Summer Booklist for Boys

Our lists includes picture books, early readers, and chapter books!  I think it is safe to say we are going to have a WONDERFUL time reading!!  We have some of these books sitting on our bookshelf, but many of these we will check out at the library.  I am linking to Amazon (see my disclosure) so that you can view them yourself.  I always like being able to see a picture of the book!

Here is a round-up of titles on my son's summer reading list: (contains affiliate links)

Picture Books and Early Readers:

Dogger by Shirley Hughes

They Were Strong & Good by Robert Lawson

Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman

Giraffe that Walked to Paris by Nancy Milton and Roger Roth.  (Thanks Purple House Press for bringing it back in print!!)

The Little Train by Lois Lenski

Abe Lincoln, The Boy Who Loved Books by Kay Winters

Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Easy Reader Magic School Bus books (whatever our library has)

Detective Dinosaur by James Skofield

Pinch & Dash and the Terrible Couch by Michael J. Daley

Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant

Mouse Tales by Arnold Lobel

Henry and Mudge by Cynthia Rylant

The Fire Cat by Esther Averill

Daniel's Duck by Clyde Robert Bulla

Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Primary Phonics Storybooks Set 4 (ch, sh, and r-controlled vowels)

Chapter Books:

The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Skatling

George's Marvelous Medicine by Ronald Dahl

Magic Tree House (finish up our boxed set of books #5-8) by Mary Osborne Pope

Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

Hank the Cowdog by John Erikson

Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins

Emil and the Great Escape by Astrid Lindgren

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Case of the Gasping Garbage by Michelle Torrey

Magic School Bus chapter books

Shortcut by David Macaulay

Story of the World Volume 1 by Susan Wise Bauer.  I initially purchased this to be used as a Read Aloud for the Fall, but why sit on the book for that long?

Pretty lofty list!!  But I figure they will be read when a break is needed from the hot sun and/or at lunch time, bedtime, and whenever else I feel like it's a good time to read!

Are there anymore you would recommend???  What will you and your kiddos be reading this summer?