Summer Reads: Children’s Books

Summer is winding down and your story collection may be waning with it. But school doesn’t start for another few weeks, making a lackluster library simply unacceptable. That’s why we asked the same moms who gave us their own summer reads earlier in the season to tell us what their reading their children too. Below, Kelly Florio Kasouf, Lela Rose, and others share their favorite children’s titles.

Kelly Florio Kasouf, Author of The Super Adventures of Sophie and the City

A Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems “is widely popular at our house right now.”

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

Caps For Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina

I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go to Bed by Lauren Child

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss

Winnie Young, Owner of Discovery Learning Academy and Ambassador for Bring Me a Book Hong Kong

Junie B Jones boxed set by Barbara Park. “I just bought this for my daughter Hannah’s summer reading. She is reading quite a bit and is reading chapter books now so I’m sure we will be buying lots more!

The Skippyjon Jones series by Judy Schachner “for my son Jonah. We love the rhymes and illustrations”

Megumi Nakajima-Caldwell, Founder of Room to Read Tokyo

Zak the Yak by John Wood. “Wood has been a friend, and he is launching this new children’s book.”

Lela Rose, Designer

My son Grey loves The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare. “He also likes anything by Rick Riordan,”

The Francis series by Russell Hoban. “My daughter Rosey reads these on her own but we are also reading the Little House on the Prairie series together. It is quite fun to talk about the pioneering times with her.”