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20 Books to Read with Kids this Summer

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Summer is here and there are so many fun things for kids to do to keep busy! But, when you want them to relax and slow down…just for a moment…reading a good book is the perfect way to go. Mr. Cooper is Super, A Perfectly Messed-Up Story, Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, Stick and Stone, Llama Llama Sand & Sun, and Mix it Up! are a few of the great stories on this list of 20 Books to Read with Kids this Summer. Reading will keep their imaginations running wild while the rest of ‘em stay quiet…just for a moment!


1. Llama Llama Sand and Sun

2. On My Beach (Felt Finger Puppet Board Books)

3. Splish, Splash, Baby! (Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Books)

4. Can You Say It, Too? Arf! Arf!

5. Hide and Seek Harry at the Beach

6. Mix It Up!

7. A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

8. Stick and Stone

9. Mr. Tiger Goes Wild (Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards (Awards))

10. The Day the Crayons Quit

11. Pete the Cat’s Groovy Guide to Life

12. The 39-Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books)

13. The Notebook of Doom #6: Pop of the Bumpy Mummy (A Branches Book)

14. My Weirdest School #1: Mr. Cooper Is Super!

15. The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure

16. Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

17. Counting by 7s

18. Timmy Failure: Now Look What You’ve Done

19. The Tapper Twins Go to War (With Each Other)

20. The Year of Billy Miller

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Toni Thomason

Toni is a stay-at-home mom whose life completely revolves around 2 crazy little boys. When she's not defending herself in a light saber battle or saving the day with her little superheroes, she loves crafting and designing things for her house. She loves animals, shopping, traveling and just snuggling on the couch with her family while watching a movie or reading a good book. Catch more of her crazy, hectic life at