Kid’s Summer Reading Guide

Natalie Langston


School’s Out… Reading’s In! Summer is the best time to get lost in a new book that will take you through countless journeys to places near and far and even imagined. It’s a great chance to immerse yourself in some of your favourite titles instead of being forced to read yet another boring textbook.

I worked with the experts at IndigoKids to create a list of some of our favourites for you to take with you the next time you head to the beach. We made sure to include titles that will challenge, delight and inspire kids of all ages.

Summer’s Hottest Books

  1. The Trials of Apollo by Rick Riordan – Fan Favourite!!
  2. The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero by Rachel Renée Russell
  3. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  4. Dragon Masters#6 by Tracey West
  5. Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy #8: The Hour of Magic by Geronimo Stilton

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Kids Need More Canada

  1. The Night Gardener by Terry Fan – #1 pick from Indigo in-house experts & Heather’s Pick!!
  2. I Want a Monster by Elise Gravel
  3. Whatever After #9: Genie in a Bottle by Sarah Mylnowski
  4. Super Duper Monster Viewer by Kevin Sylvester
  5. Fluffy Strikes Back by Ashley Spires

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Family Storytime

  1. Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey
  2. If I Had a Gryphon by Vikki VanSickle
  3. Shrunken Treasures by Scott Nash
  4. Sweet Dreams: 5 Minute Bedtime Stories by Various Authors
  5. 5 Minute Marvel Stories by Disney Book Group

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Often over the summer most kids for one reason or another don’t read as much, maybe because  of sports activities, family holidays and outings or having out with friends. IndigoKids wants to inspire Canadian kids and their families to keep up with their reading and prevent the “summer slide,” in their Passport to Reading campaign. So we want to give you the chance to win 5 of your favourite titles and a Kobo to bring along on your summer adventures!

The Kobo Glo offers an unparalleled, comfortable reading experience and is Kobo’s newest device. Value $139.99!!

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Enter in the comments below with your top 5 titles for your chance to WIN!!!!!

Update: The contest is now closed. The winner is Brock Griffin!! Congratulations!!

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Good luck kids and happy reading!!!

Natalie xx



Thank you Indigo for sponsoring this post. All comments and opinions are my own.


July 23, 2016


  1. Lurraine says:

    I have exactly what info I want. Check, please. Wait, it’s free? Awsemoe!

  2. Amanda Wood says:

    I Want A Monster
    Whatever After
    Thelma The Unicorn
    Shrunken Treasures
    The Night Gardener

    Thank you so much for the chance to win some lovely new books for my baby girl Bella! XOXO

  3. Doris says:

    Hi Natalie I wasn’t sure if you meant the titles above or if we should include others my top 5 would be
    1) the Candymakers and the Great Chocolate chase-Wendy Mass
    2) Evil Spy School-Stuart Gibbs
    3) Harriet the Spy- Louise Fitzhugh
    4) The Night Gardener
    5) Pax- Sarah Pennypacker

    Your list looks fabulous as well
    1) the night Gardener
    2) Dragon Masters-song of the poison dragon (my son loves this series)
    3) The Misadventures of Max Crumbly
    4) The BFG
    5 The Trials of Apollo

    Thanks for the chance!

  4. Brock Griffin says:

    Yo lifeguard Langston!!
    Awesome that you put this together for the kiddos.
    Of course no1 is gonna be
    1)if I had a gryphon Vikki
    2)I want a monster Elise Gravel
    3)The night gardener Terry Fan
    4)Dragon Master Tracey West
    5)The Truals of Apollo Rick Riordan
    6)The BFG Roald Dahl
    7)Shrunken Treasures Scott Nash
    8)5min Marvel Stories Disney
    9)The Hour of Magic Geronimo Stilton
    10) The misadventures of Max Crumbly Rachel Renee Russell

  5. jana cova says:

    Appreciate you sharing, great article.Thanks Again. Fantastic.

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