This July we’ve rounded up some of the best children’s books covering the month’s holidays (and summertime fun). From Friendship Day to celebrating Independence Day, keep those kiddos reading with our top 5 kid’s book picks for ages 5-10!
The Night Before the Fourth of July, Ages 5-7
by Natasha Wing, Amy Wummer
It’s the night before the Fourth of July and everyone is getting ready for hot dogs and fireworks. In this Independence Day adventure, a family heads to a parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with friends and family, dodges an afternoon thundershower – and of course – watches a spectacular fireworks show! The Night Before the Fourth of July captures all the fun, excitement, and pride of the best summer holiday!
My Friend Suhana, Ages 4-6
by Shaila Abdullah, Aanyah Abdullah
In this endearing tale of love and friendship, Award-winning author/illustrator Shaila Abdullah teams up with her 10-year-old daughter Aanyah to bring you this sweet story of a little girl who forms a close bond with a child with cerebral palsy, and finds that through her art, she can reach her special friend, Suhana.
Papá and Me, Ages 5-7
by Arthur Dorros, Rudy Gutierrez
In Papá and Me, a young boy and his papa may speak both Spanish and English, but the most important language they speak is the language of love. In this beautiful bilingual picture book, Arthur Dorros portrays the close bond between father and son,
A Week in the Woods, Ages 8-10
by Andrew Clements
Mark didn’t ask to move to New Hampshire or to go to Hardy Elementary. And he certainly didn’t request Mr. Maxwell as his teacher! Mr. Maxwell certainly doesn’t like rich kids, or slackers or know-it-alls – and he’s decided that Mark is all of those things. Now the entire school is headed out for a week of camping, and although reluctant at first, Mark soon begins to open up to life in the country and decides it might be okay to learn something new…it might even be fun.
How Tia Lola Saved the Summer, Ages 6-8
by Julia Alvarez
Miguel isn’t looking forward to the summer now that his mother has agreed to let the Sword family live with them while they decide whether or not to move to Vermont. Little does Miguel know his Tia has something up her sleeve that just may make this the best summer ever. With her usual flair for creativity and fun, Tía Lola decides to start a summer camp for Miguel, his little sister, and the three Sword girls, complete with magical swords, campfires, barbecues and an end-of-summer surprise!