It’s Book Lover’s Day and here at the Y we’re celebrating by suggesting a list of books that kids need to read before the summer is over! Back to school shopping is around the corner and while you’re out, why not try shopping for some leisurely reading books to ready the mind for the new school year?

The Association for Library Service to Children compiled a neat little list of award winning books that will be sure to interest kids everywhere! Here’s what they recommend:

  • Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt de la Peña & illustrated by Christian Robinson
  • The War that Saved My Life written & illustrated by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • Roller Girl written & illustrated by Victoria Jamieson
  • Echo written by Pam Muñoz Ryan
  • Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s  Most Famous Bear written by Lindsay Mattick & illustrated by Sophie Blackall
  • Trombone Shorty written by Troy Andrews & illustrated by Bryan Collier
  • Waiting written & illustrated by Kevin Henkes
  • Voice of Freedom Fannie Lou Harner Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement written by Carole Boston & illustrated by Ekua Holmes


Happy Reading!