summer reading list

Summer reading list for animal lovers

As part of our summer learning plans I want my kids to continue their reading, and while I have some assigned books, I also try to give them freedom with just fun books to read on their summer reading list.

summer reading for animal lovers

My daughter loves animals.  Her room is filled with stuffed animals, and she loves to learn about them.  She also loves to read about animals, and I’m more than happy to oblige with books for her summer reading list.

Summer reading list for animal lovers

(I’m working on summer reading lists for my boys, Princess was easy because I’d read half of these books, limiting it was the problem)

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Sparky and Tidbit (Ready-to-Reads)– This looks to be the start of a new series, and while it’s an easy reader, Princess loves reading picture books still, and loves dogs, so this is an instant win.

The Critter Club 3-pack: Amy and the Missing Puppy; All About Ellie; Liz Learns a Lesson– This series already has about 10 books in it and Princess is nuts for them.  They’re high on getting along, low on conflict, and lots of cute animals, what’s to dislike in her mind.

Bad Kitty’s Very Bad Boxed Set (#1)– We just got the first book in the series, and the kids are all fighting over who gets to read it next.  I’d say this is a step up from Sparky and Tidbit, but not as hard as The Critter Club books, and very silly.

Snot Stew– I included this one because I read it as a kid, and I’m hoping to convince the kids it’s awesome.  It’s the story of two sibling kittens growing up together and they are rather like human siblings, quite cute.

Because of Winn-Dixie– We read this a year ago, (check out our Because of Winn-Dixie movie night), and I love this book.


What about you?  Do you have any animal lovers in your house?  Any other books or book series I can recommend?

I’m slowly collecting up books I want to read or my kids to read on my “Books worth reading” pinterest board. Follow Ticia Adventures in Mommydom’s board Books Worth Reading on Pinterest.


3 responses to “Summer reading list for animal lovers”

  1. Thanks Ticia. This list looks brilliant for my newly independent reader. I shall have to go to Amazon straight away!

    1. Every book on that list has my daughter’s personal stamp of approval, well except Snot Stew, which has mine.

  2. Great list! I highly recommend two series for animal lovers. One is Puppy Place, which is easier, and the second one is Vet Volunteers, which is for higher reading levels. There is also older British Animal Hospital series, which my daughter enjoyed quite a bit.

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