Books for Summer Reading

By Kaitlyn Spotts | February 12 2024 | General

Reading over the summer months helps students foster a love for independent reading and keeps their literacy skills strong. We’ve curated collections of fiction and nonfiction books including inspiring life stories, action-packed adventures, graphic novels, and more to give students the opportunity to recharge after a busy school year and read for fun.

Browse our elementary, middle, and high school summer reading lists!

Chain Gang All Stars
A Novel
Winner, 2024 ALA ALEX Award • A NEW YORK TIMES TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR • FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN FICTION • A READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America’s own in this explosive, hotly-anticipated debut novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Friday Black • LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE
$18.00 US
Jan 23, 2024
432 Pages

Diary of a Dying Girl
Adapted from Salt in My Soul
This collection of one girl's real, unflinching diary entries about slowly dying of a terminal illness is an unparalleled exploration of the human spirit and what it means to truly live.
$13.99 US
May 07, 2024
384 Pages
Random House Books for Young Readers

The Screen Traveler's Guide
Real-life Locations Behind Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows
$30.00 US
Oct 24, 2023
224 Pages
DK Eyewitness Travel

The Berry Pickers
A Novel
NATIONAL BESTSELLER2023 Barnes & Noble Discover Prize WinnerWinner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction A four-year-old Mi’kmaq girl goes missing from the blueberry fields of Maine, sparking a mystery that will haunt the survivors, unravel a family, and remain unsolved for nearly fifty years"A stunning debut about love, race, brutality, and the balm of forgiveness." —People, A Best New Book
$27.00 US
Oct 31, 2023
320 Pages

The Collectors: Stories
(Printz Medal Winner)
From Michael L. Printz Award winner A.S. King and an all-star team of contributors including Anna-Marie McLemore and Jason Reynolds, an anthology of stories about remarkable people and their strange and surprising collections.
$19.99 US
Sep 19, 2023
272 Pages
Dutton Books for Young Readers

I Will Greet the Sun Again
A Novel
Winner, 2024 Alex Award from the American Library Association  • A stunning, tender novel of identity and belonging, I Will Greet the Sun Again tells the story of a young man lost in his own family, his own country, and his own skin. Staring down the brutality of being a queer kid and a Muslim in America, Khashayar J. Khabushani transforms personal and national pain into an unforgettable and beautifully rendered exploration of youth, love, family—and the stories that make us who we are.
$27.00 US
Aug 01, 2023
240 Pages

Fantastic Four
Illustrated throughout, The Penguin Classics Marvel Collection presents specially curated comic book anthologies of the origin stories, seminal tales, and characters of the Marvel Universe to explore Marvel’s transformative and timeless influence on an entire genre of fantasy. A Penguin Classics Marvel Collection Edition
$28.00 US
Sep 12, 2023
400 Pages
Penguin Classics

Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief The Graphic Novel (paperback)
Just in time for the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series on Disney+, a refreshed edition of The Lightning Thief graphic novel
$14.99 US
Nov 21, 2023
128 Pages
Disney Hyperion