Your Children’s Summer Reading Book List - Kumon

Your Children’s Summer Reading Book List

During the summer, help your children sustain and bolster their reading skills, strengthen their vocabulary and reinforce the benefits of reading for enjoyment. Enrolling your children in Kumon throughout the summer is one way to help them combat summer learning loss. This also continues to build their academic foundation so t they will be well-prepared for the next school year.

This summer, encourage your children to read books from the Kumon Recommended Reading List based on their current Kumon Reading Level. Not only do these books complement the Kumon Reading program, but they also help encourage children to explore various genres and styles that highlight a variety of themes. The Kumon Recommended Reading List contains 380 books designed to help your children develop a lifelong love for reading. Many of the books on the RRL have won literary awards such as the Newbery and Caldecott Medals, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Award. To get your family started, here’s a list of our favorite books to read this summer. Be sure to let us and your Kumon Instructor know which of these books are your children’s favorites.

The Treasure by Uri Shulevitz

This tale of adventure and discovery will captivate your young reader through beautifully detailed illustrations and the charming retelling of a classic folk-tale about a man following his dream.

Kumon Recommended Reading Level 5A


This delightful tale about a young girl and a young bear who lose track of their mothers is a good introduction for children to explain the importance of preparing for the future and paying attention to where one is going.

Kumon Recommended Reading Level AII

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume

This humorous story by Judy Blume is about a boy with freckles and the lengths one freckle-less boy will do to get them.

Kumon Recommended Reading Level AII

Paul Bunyan by Steven Kellogg

Celebrate this American folk hero on June 28th, Paul Bunyan Day, by reading more about the man who not only dug the Great Lakes but also gouged out the Grand Canyon.

Kumon Recommended Reading Level BII

Island of the Blue Dolphins

This touching story of Karana, the Indian girl who lived alone on the Island of the Blue Dolphins, is a great read that highlights the importance of self-learning and perseverance.

Kumon Recommended Reading Level E

Old Yeller by Fred Gibson

This heart-warming and classic novel tells the story of Old Yeller, a stray golden-brown dog, who ends up protecting a family on the wild Texas frontier.

Kumon Recommended Reading Level E

Thimble Summer by Elizabeth Enright

This delightful story follows an independent farm girl named Garnet who has a series of exciting summer adventures. It will be enjoyable to anyone with a sense of adventure and to those who have ever wanted to live on a farm in the country.

Kumon Recommended Reading Level F

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This enchanting story of a long-abandoned garden on a gloomy Yorkshire estate will be sure to have your children wanting to create a secret garden of their own.

Kumon Recommended Reading Level H

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

This rich tale of a treasure map, a perilous sea journey across the Spanish Main, and a deadly scramble for buried treasure will hypnotize young readers and captivate older ones.

Kumon Recommended Reading Level H