What are the best books for kids to read on summer?

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    #1Come On, Rain!

    Come On, Rain!
    Come On, Rain! is a children's picture book written by Karen Hesse and drawn by John J. Muth. It is about Tess, an African-American girl pleading to the sky for rain because she is suffering from intense heat and thirst.
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    Diane Burton
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Tess is a highly rated children's book that can be purchased as a book or rented on Amazon."
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    #2Picnic at Camp Shalom

    Picnic at Camp Shalom

    Picnic at Camp Shalom is a Jewish picture book created by Jacqueline Jules and illustrated by Deborah Melmon. It is published in 2010 by Kar-Ben Publishing. 

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    Arthur Parker
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I honestly feel pushing religious and jewish books on children is not a good look for their summer reading. I am not a fan of indoctrination and while a kid may overlook the subtle religious nuances of the book and the preachiness, I, as a parent would not and would frown upon anyone trying to influence my childs thinking while they are trying to enjoy a simple book on a nice, hot summer day. For a jewish child, this book would be perfect, but for just a generic American kid, not so much."
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    #3The Princess Mermaid and the Missing Sea Shells

    The Princess Mermaid and the Missing Sea Shells

    The Princess Mermaid and the Missing Sea Shells is a beautiful story of mermaids that teaches us about strength and courage. Its pages show an amazing sea adventure full of colour and magical creatures!


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    Nathan Hopkins
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a really great children's book. My daughter is really into mermaids and I read this book to her every night. I just wish it were a bit longer."
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    #4Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the first book in the young adult series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney which centers on Greg Heffley starting his new school year at a middle school. 
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    Jesse Myers
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "A comedic book that was eventually made into a film. But it's very good and funny. I recommend it to younger people."
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    #5Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables is about two old siblings who are still unmarried. They are too old to handle their farm so they decide to adopt a girl that shocked the whole town. The girl has imaginary friends and will encounter problems growing up.

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    Bruce Hunt
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Good choice for a select group. Sounds interesting, too. I suggest it for a place on the reading list."
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    #6Percy Jackson and the Olympians

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians
    Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a pentalogy of fantasy books by Rick Riordan. It follows the adventures of Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, and his friends as they go on quests to save the human world from a war between Greek gods.
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    #7The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the first book in the Oz series written by L. Frank Baum which tells the story of Dorothy and her dog named Toto after they find themselves stranded in the fantastical Land of Oz. 

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    Judy Carroll
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "A Lovely story for the kids. Wizard of Oz is the best for all time favorite."
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    #8El Deafo

    El Deafo
    El Deafo is a story by Cece Bell about a young deaf girl who struggles with finding friendship and fitting in a peer. Her bulky hearing aid will give her super powers that will make her a super hero.
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    Emily Elliott
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "It is a cute children graphic novel that addresses deafness as part of understanding diversity."
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    #9The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Raúl Contreras
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I can't count the number of times I've tried to get into this and other Tolkien books, without any success. In fact, the only remotely Tolkien thing I enjoyed was the Shadow of Mordor game, and that's only because it plays like a fun Arkham clone. Otherwise, again, hard pass on the books."
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    #10The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in the series Chronicles of Narnia. The story revolves around the journey of four siblings to Narnia where they fight with an evil witch.  

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    #11A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

    A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel

    A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel is a breathtaking compilation of illustrations of an equally breathtaking fiction novel, Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. This graphic novel was published by Margaret Ferguson Books on October 2nd, 2012. 

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    Teresa Fields
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This is such a classic! I really like the graphic format, and I think it should be on everyone's must read list. This is good for tweens and up. Fair warning, though, the story is NOT the same as the book, but rather a graphic version of the novel that is an edited, shorter version."
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    #12Hatchet (Brian's Saga)

    Hatchet (Brian's Saga)

    Hatchet is the first book in Brian's Saga by written by Gary Paulsen which tells the tale of 13-year-old Brian Robeson who finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness after the plane he was riding on his way to visit his father crashes. 

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    Melissa Payne
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This book is really good, it provoked sadness, happiness and many more emotions while reading it. It is a must read and it will definitely show you a thing or two. "
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    #13Fred and Ted Like to Fly

    Fred and Ted Like to Fly

    Fred and Ted Like to Fly is a fictional children's literature novel originally published in 2011. This graphic novel was written and illustrated by P.D. Eastman. It was preceded by the Fred and Ted Go Camping.

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    Richard Bates
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "My nephew had to come stay with m for a while. He is young and did not really have many toys or books. While shopping for things he might like I saw Fred and Ted Like to Fly. I thought it would be a good book for him. I read it to him before bedtime and he loved it. I liked the pictures. I read it to him about once a week now."
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    #14Mortimer

    Mortimer
    Mortimer is a fictional bedtime story originally published in 1983. This graphic novel was written by Robert Munsch and it was illustrated by artist Michael Martchenko. Mortimer is suitable for kids in Preschool and up.
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    Samuel Williamson
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Robert Munsch is the author of more than twenty five children's books and seems to have a gift for speaking to children. My granddaughter always enjoys his books and Mortimer is no exception. Adults may find it a bit weird and redundant and even a little silly but kids just love it."
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    #15Smelly Socks

    Smelly Socks
    Smelly Socks is a fictional children's literature novel originally published in 2004. This graphic novel was written by Robert Munsch and it was illustrated by Michael Martchenko. Smelly Socks is ideal for kids in Preschool to third grade.
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    Esteban de la Cruz
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Smelly Socks is a boring book. My nephew refused to finish reading it and tried to hide it from his mom so she wouldn't force him. I can't blame him. The story has very little plot and underdeveloped characters. Save your money. "
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    #16A Porcupine Named Fluffy

    A Porcupine Named Fluffy
    A Porcupine Named Fluffy is a humorous children's picture book created by Helen Lester and illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. It is first published in 1986. 
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    Adam Carpenter
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I could not care less for this book and my son could not either. The pictures were not that great and the story was very boring. I struggled to get through it because it was so simple, but that is to be expected from a adult, but I was surprised my son despised it so much. We flipped through the book to pass the time after he finished his homework, but the book was not worth the time. He did not like the designs and really wanted more words on it, so he could practice reading."
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    #17Oh Honestly, Angela!

    Oh Honestly, Angela!

    Oh Honestly, Angela! is a children's fiction and the first book in Angela series written by Nancy K. Robinson. It is first published in 1985 by Scholastic.

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    Maria Martin
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Very sweet book with an endearing premise. Excellent category placement. Hope a lot of girls get to read this one. "
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    #18Julius's Candy Corn

    Julius's Candy Corn
    Julius's Candy Corn is a children's literature book written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes. This graphic novel was originally published in August 2003 by Greenwillow Books. It is ideal for kids aged 2-4 years.
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    Lauren Lane
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "My kid loves this book and asks to read it every night. We enjoy counting the candy corn together, as well as the cupcakes! The illustrations are sweet and the story is cute."
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    #19The Boy on the Porch

    The Boy on the Porch

    The Boy on the Porch is a novel by the Newbery Medal-winning author of Walk Two Moons, Sharon Creech. It was originally published in 2013, and it tells the story of a mysterious young boy who was left on a couple's porch.

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    Julie Ward
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "With summer approaching I was searching for best books for kids to read on summer and was given the novel "The Boy on the Porch". This book is written by a Newbery Medal winner so she has proven herself for children's books. The synopsis and reviews make this look like a great book for kids. "
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    #20Stuart Little

    Stuart Little

    Stuart Little is a classic children's book written by E.B. White which follows the great adventures of a mouse named Stuart who is living with a human family in New York City. 

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    Adam Moore
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I love this classic book. I read it as a child and it was always one of my favorite books. I will definitely have my children in the future read it as well. The book has good meanings and is very cute. The writing is perfect for children. I think all parents should have children read this book."

Summary

Best What are the best books for kids to read on summer
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Come On, Rain!Books 54 Paid
2Picnic at Camp ShalomBooks 50 Paid
3The Princess Mermaid and the Missing Sea ShellsBooks 47 Paid
4Diary of a Wimpy KidBooks 16 Paid
5Anne of Green GablesBooks 15 Paid
6Percy Jackson and the OlympiansBooks 13 Paid
7The Wonderful Wizard of OzBooks 11 Paid
8El DeafoBooks 8 Paid
9The HobbitBooks 7 Paid
10The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)Books 5 Paid
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