Summer Reading for Kids

Who says summer reading has to be a snore? The Snail has SO many book ideas to keep your kids reading this summer. We've made it easy on you by putting together Summer Reading Bags for middle-grade readers and young readers. Click on the links below to see the complete reading lists for each one:

Or, browse the books below for new releases and other exciting books that The Snail can get for you. Many of these are in stock and ready for immediate delivery.

If your kids have required summer reading for school, e-mail us here to let us know what you need. We can get any titles assigned for schools.

Or, maybe your child has a summer reading assignment with open-ended options. The Snail can offer suggestions for any level or genre. Again, just send us an e-mail here and we'll send some recommendations your way.

Pax Cover Image
By Sara Pennypacker, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062377012
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Balzer + Bray - February 2nd, 2016

The Water and the Wild Cover Image
By K. E. Ormsbee, Elsa Mora (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452113869
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Chronicle Books - April 14th, 2015

The Inventors at No. 8 Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780316471497
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 8th, 2018

The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544876392
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 3rd, 2017

Bob Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250166623
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Feiwel & Friends - May 1st, 2018

Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062499660
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Published: Greenwillow Books - May 15th, 2018

The Art of the Swap Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481478717
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - February 13th, 2018

The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker Cover Image
By Matilda Woods, Anuska Allepuz (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780525515210
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Philomel Books - May 15th, 2018

The Night Gardener Cover Image
$8.95
ISBN: 9781419715310
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Published: Amulet Books - May 5th, 2015

Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781626728141
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Book Press - February 6th, 2018

Guardians of the Gryphon's Claw (Sam London Adventure #1) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781524713652
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Delacorte Press - August 29th, 2017

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Origami Yoda #1) (Origami Yoda Books) Cover Image
$7.95
ISBN: 9781419715174
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Amulet Books - March 10th, 2015

Splendors and Glooms Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763669263
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - January 7th, 2014

The Jumbies Cover Image
$6.95
ISBN: 9781616205928
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Algonquin Young Readers - April 26th, 2016

Zebra Forest Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763671662
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 9th, 2014

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780312659301
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Square Fish - January 4th, 2011

Daring Dreamers Club #1: Milla Takes Charge (Disney: Daring Dreamers Club) Cover Image
By Erin Soderberg, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780736439244
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Random House Disney - June 5th, 2018

King of the Bench: Kicking & Screaming Cover Image
By Steve Moore, Steve Moore (Illustrator)
$13.99
ISBN: 9780062203342
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Published: HarperCollins - March 27th, 2018

The Penderwicks at Last Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780385755665
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Published: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - May 15th, 2018

The Impossible Clue Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780545940252
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Published: Chicken House - January 3rd, 2017

Elizabeth and Zenobia Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419727245
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Published: Amulet Books - September 19th, 2017

Snow & Rose Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780553538182
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 10th, 2017

Beyond the Bright Sea Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781101994856
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

Echo Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780439874021
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 24th, 2015

The Apprentice Witch Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781338118582
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Published: Chicken House - July 25th, 2017

You Go First Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062414182
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 10th, 2018

Ludlow Lost (Osgoode Odyssey #1) Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780991816163
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Published: Two Pigeons Press - August 15th, 2017

Hour of the Bees Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780763691202
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 12th, 2017

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780316439954
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 31st, 2017