Let’s be real here. Sure, your summer reading list helps prevent the dreaded summer slide, but busy moms like me really love the quiet they bring.

For a beautiful 20 minutes, your child is glowing like an angel as they silently fall into a new story.

Especially at the end of summer when the days seem so very long and your patience is oh, so thin. Silent children happily reading are especially angelic—can you tell that it’s been a long summer for this momma?

But seriously, there are some huge educational and developmental perks to summer reading lists! They provide a sense of accomplishment for the child who finishes them in addition to the feeling of success they feel after getting through a new or particularly challenging book.

Summer reading lists are also like little goal trackers with each book being a milestone on the road to achievement.

Related: read more educational posts and activities here!

Interesting New Books for Your Kid’s Summer Reading List

I really love to adding children’s books you might not find in your everyday book shop to our summer reading list—it’s one of the reasons I love the Tiny Humans Read book subscription box for kids.

There’s just something so fun about finding a book off the beaten path or getting a package of new books in the mail or knowing your purchase is helping to support someone’s dream of becoming a bestselling children’s author or illustrator.

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Let’s Celebrate 5 Days of Diwali!

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You Can Be Kind

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Summer Song: A Day In The Life Of A Kid

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You Can Be Brave

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Published by Tiffany Barry

Tiffany Barry is a single mom of 4 who never really planned it out that way. Her writing about motherhood, family finances, parenting, and more has been featured on sites like Scary Mommy, Modern Mom, and Parenting.com.

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  1. Great post! Sharing the love of reading with our children is so important, especially today when many kids are glued to electronics/screens.