Summer Reading Classics

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Nothing says summer like settling in with a good book. Whether your kid has an official summer reading list or just wants to take a virtual vacation courtesy of fiction, this list of some of our favorite summer reading classics is sure to help pass the time when it's too hot out to do anything but read.


Summer ReadingCharlotte's Web (2006) Gentle, much-loved classic delights all ages. Ages 5+

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The Wind in the Willows (2003) A timeless classic for generations. Ages 6+

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005) Classic Narnia chronicle has Christian themes. Ages 8+

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Ramona and Her Father (2005) A timeless classic with the fab Ramona! Ages 9+

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Island of the Blue Dolphins (2003) A smart girl learns how to survive alone. Ages 10+

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Treasure Island (2009) The granddaddy of kids' adventures -- a classic. Ages 10+

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The Fellowship of the Ring (2003) A spectacular tale for young fantasy readers. Ages 12+










To Kill a Mockingbird (2004) Stunning classic examines racism -- and justice. Ages 12+

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The Catcher in the Rye (2005) One of the greatest novels of the 20th century. Ages 14+

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Slaughterhouse-five (2007) Vonnegut's time-travel classic best for mature teen readers. Ages 15+

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