12 books to add to your child’s summer reading list

To get your child started, here are a few summer reading suggestions from librarians in Arlington County.

Pre-K and Kindergarten
Strega Nona and Her Tomatoes by Tomie dePaola

Peeper and Zeep by Adam Gudeon

I See a Cat by Paul Meisel

Elementary
Grand Canyon by Jason Chin

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell

The Secret Kingdom: Nek Chand, a Changing India, and a Hidden World of Art by Barb Rosenstock

Middle School
The Pants Project by Cat Clarke

Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart

Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet

High School
Watched by Marina Budhos

X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz and Kekla Magoon

Here We Are: Feminism for the Real World edited by Kelly Jensen

This post originally appeared in our May 2019 issue. Want more family content? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

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