Top 8 Books To Read This Summer Holidays With Your Child

Posted by My Chapter One on 03.04.2022

Yesss! The much-awaited summer holidays are here and we can’t stop grinning from ear to ear! Summer holidays mean pools, parks, beaches, mountains, ice lollies, and BOOKS! The summer holidays are a great time to enjoy experiences and make memories with family, friends, and loved ones.

Whether it is going on a family holiday, joining a baking class, pursuing a sport, or simply reading lots of books! After all, books are the cheapest tickets to anywhere because you get to travel the world without paying a fare! Everyone loves summer holiday, but it sure can take a long time to arrive! And when it finally has, we want to ensure that you make the most of it. And the most important criteria to consider when reading to a child is to always read for pleasure and excite the senses rather than making it sound like a task!  The idea is to choose age-appropriate books to read.

“One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by.”

– Jeannette Walls

Summer Holidays Reading List

To make it an enjoyable experience for you and your child, we have curated a list of some  wonderful books to read with your child this summer holiday:

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein  (4 - 8 years)

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Interrupting Chicken is about a young chicken who keeps interrupting her bedtime story. The fun begins when the tables are turned and it is her turn to tell a story but her father keeps interrupting with yawns! This cute book will keep children entertained AND teach them about manners.

Ferdinand by Munro Leaf  (Ages: 3-5)

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Ferdinand is yet another classic children’s book that has won numerous awards. Ferdinand is the story of a peace-loving, flower-sniffing, gentle giant bull who doesn’t want to fight and would rather smell flowers all day. This is a classic that delivers a powerful message that we all have to do what we believe in and not what we are expected to do. This classic truly shows young minds that they have to pick up a path that brings them peace and not something that makes them famous or powerful. 

At the Beach by Anne Rockwell (Ages 3 – 8)

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Sun...sand...the bright blue ocean! There is so much for a young girl to do on a visit to the beach: sandcastles to build, seashells to gather, sandpipers to run with, and a picnic lunch to enjoy under the shade of a bright umbrella. The authors capture the joy of a child's day at the beach in clear, vivid illustrations as they explore the world of the seashore through the eyes of the very young.

Llama Llama Sand and Sun: A Touch & Feel Book (Ages 3 - 5)

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Llama Llama loves splashing in the waves, building sandcastles on the beach, and soaking up the sun! This casebound book includes 5 interactive touch-and-feel elements and a story that kids will want to read over and over again!

Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee  (Ages 2-6)

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This is the perfect book for the summer season. Read about how a little girl finds ways to keep herself entertained and stay cool during the summer season. She catches a butterfly, sips lemonade, jumps in a pool, and goes on a picnic. When the day ends, she sees an owl in a tree and a frog in a pond, and hears leaves rustling. She goes to bed smiling and dreaming about more summer days and summer nights.

In this book, the author Yee's focus is on appreciating the small but special details that define a season.

The Man From The Egg: Unusual Tales About The Trinity by Sudha Murthy (Ages 10 and up)

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In this book, Sudha Murty tells enchanting tales of the three most powerful gods from the ancient world, Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu -the omnipresent trio responsible for the survival of the human race and the world as we know it. The stories in this book will take you back to a magical time when people could teleport, animals could fly and reincarnation was a way of life! This and many other facts like Brahma once had five faces, snakes have a forked tongue, why does Shiva sport a crescent moon on his head are what makes this book an interesting read.

The One and Only Ivan by  Katherine Applegate (Ages 8 and up)

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This is a heartwarming story of a Gorilla and his other friends at the mall. The way this book has been narrated in the first person from the point of view of Ivan, the gorilla is what makes it different. Inspired by a true story, this is a beautifully written tale of how a mighty gorilla wins his freedom. This is a story about perseverance, friendship and a dream come true!

Willodeen by Katherine Applegate (Ages 8-12)

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This story is as much a lesson for children as it is for adults to love and respect nature, its resilience and its organic way of maintaining balance. A timely and timeless tale about our fragile earth, and a girl’s fierce determination to make a difference. Eleven-year-old Willodeen adores believes the animals serve a vital role in the complicated web of nature and so she is determined to do whatever it takes to protect the creatures that have no voice for themselves.

We hope you have a beautiful summer holiday with your family enjoying doing the things you love and reading lots of books and bonding over things that interest you! Have a ‘bright’ summer holidays. Keep reading - it makes you brighter 😊

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