9 Books for the Kids to Read (Without Walls) This Summer


Hannah, BookBar’s summer intern, recommends great read for our Reading Without Walls summer reading bingo challenge for kids!

Hannah, BookBar’s summer intern, has some great recommendations for kids to fill out their Reading Without Walls Summer Reading Bingo Challenge this summer! Grab a card at BookBar and mark your calendars for our end-of-summer scavenger hunt party with Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, author of The Book Scavenger and The Unbreakable Code!

A Book About a Character That Doesn’t Look Like You

  • Wonder: This book is about a boy who has had a facial deformity since birth and just wants to be normal.
  • I am Malala: Memoir about a young Arab women  who decided to stick up for what she believed. This book does have a young readers edition for younger readers.

A Book in Verse

  • A Light in the Attic: A collection of funny poems; written by Shel Silverstein.
  • Green Eggs and Ham: A book about how trying new things is a good thing, written by Dr. Seuss.

A Book That Was Written Before You Were Born

  • The Secret Garden: A book about how important  family and having an open mind really is.
  • Charlotte’s Web: A  story about a young girl on a farm, that will possibly inspire your child to be a vegetarian.
  • James and the Giant Peach: A book that has not only great characters but a great adventure as well. One of my childhood favorites.

A Book About Civil Rights

  • Brown Girl Dreaming: This book is about what it’s like for an African American girl to grow up during the 1960’s-1970’s. This book is also in verse.
  • Midnight Without a Moon: Another book that is about a young girl growing up during the civil rights movement, but set in 1950’s-1960’s.