2021 Summer Reading Book List for Grades PreK-8+

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Let’s kick off summer with our fun, colorful, and printable Diverse Summer Reading List that will get all kids engaged in reading! Our list includes both fiction and nonfiction, bilingual Spanish/English titles, and a diverse range of cultures—in other words, the right book for every reader! Let’s enjoy these upcoming summer months with an exciting page-turner. You can find the full Summer Reading collections here:

Summer Reading Collection Grades PreK-2
Summer Reading Collection Grades 3-5
Summer Reading Collection Grades 6-8
Summer Reading Collection Grades PreK-8

Want to freshen up your Summer Reading list, but not sure where to begin? Keep reading for some of our favorite entertaining Lee & Low picks!

Grades PreK-2

The Confetti Kids series
The Electric Slide and Kai
Kiyoshi’s Walk
The Lion Queens of India
Zombies Don’t Eat Veggies!
Nacho’s Nachos: The Story Behind the World’s Favorite Snack


Grades 3-5

Seven Golden Rings
She Was the First! The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm
Butterfly for a King: Saving Hawai’i’s Kamehameha Butterflies
What We Believe: A Black Lives Matter Principles Activity Book
Sharuko: El arqueólogo peruano/Peruvian Archaeologist Julio C. Tello
Julieta and the Diamond Enigma
The Story of series

Grades 6-8

Boy, Everywhere
Strong as Fire, Fierce as Flame
On These Magic Shores
Rogue Heart
The Magnolia Sword
Indian No More
All the Stars Denied
Grand Theft Horse
I Am Alfonso Jones
Summer of the Mariposas
El verano de las mariposas

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What other diverse books do your kids enjoy? Leave comments below to share! Follow or tag us @leeandlow to show us your summer reads!

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