20 Girl Scout Summer Reads

Let’s be honest, when it comes to summer, reading might not be the first thing on every girls minds as a fun activity.  It was for me I loved to read and I know that others are not as obsessed with books as we are here on the GSHPA program team.  Reading can be the ideal summer activity, it is portable, can involve the whole family and will help the girls stay learning through the dreading summer brain drain!

We have put together this short list of book with inspiration from our personal bookshelves and local libraries.  They are organized by ages, but please do not feel like you can’t jump categories, I love a good pre-teen book, check out number 3 on the list!

Birth – 2

  1. Dream Big, Little One by Vashti Harrison
  2. Anne’s Colors by Kelly Hill
  3. Girl of Mine by Jabari Asim and LeUyen Pham
  4. Future Engineer by Lori Alexander and Allison Black

Preschool 3-5

  1. Because by Mo Willems and Amber Ren
  2. The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael Lopez
  3. Ruby Finds a Worry by Tom Percival
  4. Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood

Elementary 6-8

  1. Just Ask!, Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor and Rafael Lopez
  2. Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor: the Woman Who Loved Reptiles by Patricia Valdez and Felicita Sala
  3. We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins
  4. Zoey and Sassafras by Asia Citro and Marion Lindsay

Pre-Teen 9-12

  1. Genesis Begins Again by Alicia D. Williams
  2. Nat Enough by Maria Scrivan
  3. The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz
  4. The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

Teen 13+

  1. Cinder: Book one of the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer and Erin Siu
  2. Alice Paul and the Fight for Women’s Rights by Deborah Kops
  3. I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda and Caitlin Alifirenka
  4. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

What other books are on your summer list, what is your favorite that you think everyone should read? Let us know in the comments below. Happy Reading!