5 Summer Break Series to Keep Your Students Reading

It’s no secret that reading over summer break keeps students busy and mentally engaged. Now, with all of the mindless temptations that technology provides these days, starting an exciting series can be a great way to dive into several good books throughout the warm weather months.

To make it easy for you, we’ve put together a list of five fun series, ranging through multiple age groups, to keep the kids in your life mentally stimulated all summer long.

Meet Yasmin

By Saadia Faruqi

Suggested for Readers Ages 5-8
Yasmin is a spirited second-grader who’s always on the lookout for those aha moments to help her solve life’s little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, assuming her imagination doesn’t get too big, of course.

Magic Tree House

By Mary Pope Osborne

Suggested for Readers Ages 6-10
Magic Tree House might be obvious when you think of kids’ book series but with 54 books in the series, it’s bound to keep your little reader tied up in adventure all summer long.

The Babysitter’s Club

By Ann M. Martin

Suggested for Readers Ages 9-11
This series was originally written between 1986 and 2000, perhaps it was originally your favorite. Now it’s time to pass the heartwarming stories of The Babysitter’s Club along to your children. With the series now available in graphic novel format, it is a fun and quick read.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

By Rick Riordan

Suggested for Readers Ages 10-15
With enough books in this series to keep your student busy all year long, you’ll never hear the words “I’m bored” (or at least we hope…). This series follows Percy Jackson, son of a Greek God as he tries to navigate his teenage years while coming to terms with new identity and responsibilities as a “half-blood.” We’ve highlighted the first three books in the series for you below but there are many more on our website.

The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Colllins

Suggested for Readers 13+
In what was once North America, the Capitol of Panem maintains its hold on its 12 districts by forcing them each to select a boy and a girl, called Tributes, to compete in a nationally televised event called the Hunger Games. Every citizen must watch as the youths fight to the death until only one remains.

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