Check Out These Fun Books for Summer

Welcome to summer! The warm summertime months bring fun, relaxation, vacation travel, time with family, and the chance to catch up on your reading list.

Your students could use a great reading list too! Here are some of our best-loved Raz-Plus books about summer and summertime activities. Many of these books are available in Reading A-Z and Raz-Kids too! Ranging across levels from aa to Q, these books are ideal for students from Pre-K to grade 3.

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Nonfiction; Level aa
Beginning readers can take this opportunity to learn vocabulary words related to all the wonderful things we typically associate with summer. This short book features evocative illustrations of the sun, the beach, and flowers.

Summer Camp


Fiction; Level aa
This book introduces students to some of the fun, exciting activities often highlighted in summer camp, like swimming, campfire songs, arts and crafts, and more. Colorful illustrations help emergent readers practice visualizing and classifying information.

Summer Picnics


Nonfiction; Level aa
Outdoor activities like picnics are the perfect thing to do in the summer season. This book’s strong picture-to-text connections make it ideal for emergent readers, as it depicts all the things people see and do while on a summer picnic.

At The Lake


Fiction; Level aa
When you visit a lake in the summertime, what are the typical things you’ll see, and what are some fun activities you can do? This book answers those questions through text and colorful illustrations, with high-frequency word repetition for early emergent readers.

We Go Camping


Fiction; Level aa
Camping can be one of the best things about summertime. This book shows some of the many fun experiences students can have on a camping trip, from setting up tents and building campfires to cooking, singing, and telling stories.

Beach Fun


Nonfiction; Level B
What are your favorite things to do when you’re at the beach? This book features vivid photographs along with descriptions of great beach activities. Repetitive sentences and high-frequency words support early emergent readers.

Too Hot!


Fiction; Level C
Sunny summer days mean playing outside. But on some days, it’s just way too hot! This book features colorful illustrations and high-frequency words to demonstrate the problem and the fun solution the characters find for escaping the heat.

On Vacation


Fiction; Level I
Vacations can mean different things to different people: some enjoy going with the flow, others prefer planning. On their summer vacation, a girl and her sister happily visit their active grandmother, who has planned many fun activities for them.

Independence Day


Fiction; Level L
Mother and Papa Hopper know fireworks aren’t safe for young rabbits, but the little Hoppers are very excited about setting off fireworks for Independence Day. The kids are disappointed, but they’re happy again when Grandpa throws a surprise picnic.

How to Make Lemonade


Nonfiction; Level M
What’s better on a hot summer day than cold, sweet, tasty lemonade? This book features step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to make lemonade all by yourself! Just grab the ingredients, follow the steps, and you’ll be sipping your own lemonade in no time.

Memorial Day


Fiction; Level N
Over the Memorial Day weekend, Kyle visits his grandmother and discovers big differences between the his big city and her small town. Most importantly, he learns the true meaning of Memorial Day and the way it’s observed in the United States and around the world.

Morty's Swim Surprise


Fiction; Level Q
Morty decides to work with his brothers to surprise their parents by building a pool in the backyard. However, nothing goes according to plan! This funny, brightly illustrated book can help teach students cause-and-effect relationships.

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