If you haven’t yet signed up for Infinite Eye Care’s Reading Bug Contest, you had better get going! The contest will be continuing until August 19th, and if your kids haven’t started yet, they’ll have a bit of ground to make up! Join Infinite Eye care in encouraging our community to have fun reading again!
Studies show that kids lose retention and knowledge learned during the school year while enjoying the months of summer. The appropriately named “summer slide” can create an impact on a child’s learning - especially when they return in the fall. That is why every summer, Infinity Eye Care provides this program to motivate kids to read more during the summer.
At times, however, it can be difficult at times to determine what books to read, with millions of different lengths, genres and styles available. That struggle should hopefully be eased with this list of 100 Greatest Books for Kids from scholastic.com. Some of our favorite classics include:
Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White
Charlotte’s Web is the classic tale of Wilbur the pig and his unlikely friendship with a spider named Charlotte. Whether you’re reading it for the first time or the hundredth, this book is entertaining for all ages.
The Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
The tale tells the story of a young boy exploring the city during a very snowy day. This picture-based book is perfect for younger readers.
Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
After Max is sent to bed without his supper, he imagines himself sailing to an island inhabited by beasts called the Wild Things. While the story itself is fairly short, your kids will love the illustration and imagination in this book.
Green Eggs and Ham, by Dr. Seuss
One of many classics by Dr. Suess, the book tells the story of Sam, a stubborn person who is hesitant to try new things. Fun fact: This book was the result of a bet between Seuss and his publisher, who challenged him to keep the entire book under 50 different words, which Suess did.
Frog and Toad are Friends, by Arnold Lobel
The book tells the story of two friends —a frog and a toad — and the tales they share together. The book is broken into five different stories, so it is perfect for new chapter book readers.
Matilda, by Roald Dahl
The novel tells the story of a neglected yet intelligent young girl named Matilda and her remarkable powers.
The Adventures of Captain Underpants, by Dav Pilkey
This book series tells the story of two boys creating a superhero that comes to life. No one knows his true identity - not even Captain Underpants himself!
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, by Grace Lin
The book tells the story of a young girl going on a journey trying to find the Old Man on the Moon as he knows all of life’s questions.
The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
The book tells the story of the adventures that a curious Mole has after leaving his home to explore. Along the way, he meets and befriends a laid-back Rat and an eccentric Toad, and they have exciting adventures together.
Hopefully, some of these books will help your kids start their summer reading adventure and reach their Reading Bug contest goals. There are hundreds and thousands of other books to pick and choose from—for all ages and reading levels. What are your favorite classic stories? Let us know in the comments.