Children's Summer Reading 2018

We've collected together our very favourite summer reads into this special section. Just click on an age range below to see our selection of summer treats and once you've chosen your story pick the format that suits you best, whether it's physical or digital. The titles will be refreshed throughout the summer months so it will be well worth coming back to take a peek. And there is our usual recommendations for Summer Activity books too. Happy browsing!

Summer Reading for Babies & Toddlers

Summer Reading for ages 3+

Summer Reading for 5+

Summer Reading for 7+

Summer Reading for 9+

Summer Reading for 11+

Summer Reading for Teens/YAs

Summer Activity Books

Summer Reading for Babies & Toddlers

Summer Reading for ages 3+

Summer Reading for 5+

Summer Reading for 7+

Summer Reading for 9+

Summer Reading for 11+

Summer Reading for Teens/YAs

Summer Activity Books

When they've been reading all year at school, it's not surprising kids want to run around frantically outside and have some fun when summer finally arrives. But the long holidays are also an ideal time to build on good reading habits, and foster a real life-long love of books away from the classroom...

Our summer reading selection this year has been "such fun to put together," says one of our Lovereading4kids 'expert voices' Julia Eccleshare. We're sure children of all ages will have a great deal of fun reading every one of them. Some are from well-known and well-loved children's authors, others are from exciting new authors. They are all fantastic reads.

 boy reading by pool

For those excited about The World Cup 2018 we have a special section full of football focused books, both fiction and factual for readers of all ages.

We also have a large selection of books for reluctant readers, dyslexia friendly books and books we think are Great for Boys.

If your kids aren't so keen on fiction check out our Fascinating Facts section, packed full of interesting reads. 360 Degrees presents non-fiction in wonderfully imaginative ways and our 30 Seconds category has lively factual books which will be perfect for keeping the kids interested on long journeys.

A classic makes a great summer read - we have spruced up our Children's Classics section and our Essential Reads too. And throughout the year there are special events to celebrate the centenary of Women's Suffrage so have a look at our selection for books both fiction and non-fiction.

If you're looking for something for babies and toddlers, take a look at the wonderful Picture Book Party from Walker or our First Concepts special category. Out and About is filled with clever ideas for activities over the holiday..and if you want a prize winner try our UKLA Book Awards 2018 section. 

There’s something to appeal to all!

kids reading

There are eBook formats available for most of the books in our Summer Reading selection, but each month further eBooks can be found here.

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