Summer Reading List for Grades K-2

Continue the fun with this summer reading list for children in Kindergarten through Grade 2.

Just because summer is upon us doesn’t mean your child shouldn’t continue reading during the holiday.

Your kiddo will need a break from the sun and get some downtime during the long summer days.

Curl up with a great book, keep their minds sharp and create some fun family memories.

Don’t miss out on other age-appropriate summer reading lists for all the kiddos – from Kindergarten all the way through 8th grade!

You can find this summer reading list for children in Kindergarten through 2nd Grade at your local library or purchase through the affiliate links provided for your convenience.

And a special thanks to the Association for Library Service for the wonderful summer reading inspiration. This post contains affiliate links.

Summer Reading List for Grades K-2

This list contains so many of our personal favorites, it’s hard to pick just a couple of them!

But if you had to start somewhere on this summer reading list, think about Chika Chika Boom Boom, Duck! Rabbit! and Interrupting Chicken.

Then move on to I Want My Hat Back, Pete the Cat and Scaredy Squirrel.

Summer Reading List for Grades K-2


  1. Oh, these look like some really cute books. My nephew can’t read yet (he’s 3), but I’ll have to get one of these and read it to him!

    1. A lot of these picture books are awesome for three year olds! And they get a lot of the humor in many of these books.

  2. Debbie @ says:

    I love the book list! And, I found some new ones! Thanks! Pinned it!

    1. Awesome, Debbie. I always love exposing people to new books 😀

  3. Fantastic list!! I got a bunch of these from the library for my six year old and we giggled our way through them. It was so fun! Interrupting Chicken, I want my hat back, and We Are in a Book are her favorites so far! We requested a bunch more off the list and more Elephant and Piggie books from the library today. Thanks for the great list!

    1. Just thinking of those books makes me smile. I always love it when my boys picks these to read for the week. If you really liked Interrupting Chicken, consider getting the audio CD version, too. We listen to it in the car ALL the time. It just never gets old.

      1. Excellent idea! We love audio books too. I have them all on an old iPod for my daughter to listen to while she’s reading the books or just to listen to them. Thanks!!

        1. We burn them onto individual CDs that my boys can play while reading the books as well 🙂

  4. LOL! My kids LOVE Interrupting Chicken. Thanks for sharing via Family Fun Friday.

    1. If Interrupting Chicken is your kiddo’s kind of humor, be sure to check out “I Want My Hat Back.” It’ll quickly become a favorite as well.

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