• Kid Books to Read This Summer

Welcome to Reading Week on Keys for Kids Radio's Summer of Fun! Hopefully you've already built your reading nook and registered to win prizes on the Word With Zach summer reading program.

Now let's dive in to some books to capture your imagination this summer! These selected recommendations come from Redeemed Reader, a resource for parents to evaluate books for their kids to read:

Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You by Claire Walker Leslie and Charles E. Roth. For parents as much as kids, this is a great introduction to documenting what you see outside, both in words and pictures. Loads of examples!

The Not-For-Parents Travel Book by Lonely Planet. Planning to travel to any exotic or foreign locales? This book might be fun to pick up and learn from prior to your trip!

Nick and Tesla Series by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith. Mysteries + science + directions for making your own scientific gadgets = summer time win. Be prepared to start hoarding random scraps and old batteries and other “objects with potential” for your upper elementary aged science geeks who want to make all the cool projects.

20 Ways to Draw A…. Series (various authors/illustrators). Perfect for those who love to doodle, or who feel they can’t draw but like to copy, the 20 Ways series offers 20 ways to draw different items, from natural elements like trees or stars to manmade articles like furniture and clothing.

Brick Flicks: A Comprehensive Guide to Making Your Own Stop-Motion LEGO Movies by Sarah Herman. Got some experienced LEGO enthusiasts and builders in your home who have just gotten their own cameras or smart phones? Throw this book at them and schedule the family film festival for later this summer.

Find the full list of summer reading recommendations from Redeemed Reader here!