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A Summer Reading List for Kids

School may finish for the summer but that doesn't mean your kids can't keep learning.

Our pals at Chronicle Books put together a few short and sweet summer reading lists for both kids and adults. First up, their selection for children.

These five entertaining titles will not only enthrall and delight your kids, but they will also teach them a range of new skills

7x7 readers will also get 25% off any of these books and free shipping until June 15 by using this promotional code: SUMMERREADS

Tua and the Elephant
By R.P. Harris Illustrated by Taeeun Yoo
Ten-year-old Tua—Thai for “peanut”—has everything she needs at home in Chiang Mai, Thailand, except for one thing she’s always wanted: a sister. In the market one day, Tua makes an accidental acquaintance—one with wise, loving eyes, remarkable strength, and a very curious trunk. They embark upon a remarkable journey together.
$16.99
 
The Worst-Case Scenario: Amazon
By Hena Khan and David Borgenicht with Ed Stafford Illustrated by Yancey Labat
A new thrill ride begins in the Amazon rainforest with the latest novel in the Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure series! Join an expedition of students exploring the Amazon jungle and face real dangers and decisions.
$12.99
 
How Many Jelly Beans?
By Andrea Menotti Illustrated by Yancey Labat
How many jelly beans are enough? How many are too many? Aiden and Emma can’t decide. Is 10 enough? How about 1,000? That’s a lot of jelly beans. But eaten over a whole year, it’s only two or three a day. This giant picture book offers kids a fun and easy way to understand large numbers.
$18.99

Chloe, Instead
By Micah Player
Molly always dreamed of having a sister who is just like her. But she got Chloe, instead. These two sisters are nothing alike: Molly loves to color with crayons. Chloe prefers the taste of wax. Molly loves to read. Chloe prefers to nibble a book’s spine.
$15.99

Backseat A-B-See
By Maria van Lieshout
Using familiar road signs, this striking book introduces little ones not just to the alphabet but also to the world around them. Equally perfect for transportation-obsessed children and those just learning to read.
$14.99