We’re starting to think about summer. Specifically: favorite summer books.
Recently, this conversation sparked a debate among CLiF’s voracious readers:
What makes a book a great summer book?
- Is it a picture book, like Blueberries for Sal, that captures the long, hot days of the season?
- Is it a classic book you associate with read-alouds and campfires, like Treasure Island?
- Is it the memory of the experience, like staying up late and waiting with other costumed fans at the bookstore to buy the next title in the Harry Potter series?
- Or is it a chapter book you read at just the right time and that helped you grow up a little bit between school years? (While we all agreed on Charlotte’s Web, when it came to middle grade and YA titles, we all had this experience with different books).
We’re collecting favorite summer books for kids–however you define them–in this list.
Please tell us your favorite, or your child’s favorite (or your together favorite!) summer book, and we’ll add it to the list. Tell us in a comment below, or tell us on Facebook or Twitter. If you tell us why it’s your favorite, we’ll add that to the description.
When summer vacation starts, we’ll really get things cooking! Stay tuned.