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Adventure Begins at Your Library: Our Summer Reading Recommendations for 2024

Summer is here, and it's the perfect time for young readers to embark on exciting literary adventures. With the theme "Adventure Begins at Your Library," we've curated a list of eight captivating books for children aged infant to 12 years old. These stories are sure to spark imaginations and transport kids to magical worlds, thrilling quests, and heartwarming journeys. So, let's dive into a summer filled with reading adventures!



Age: Infant to 3 years

Join the playful pup, Spot, in this classic lift-the-flap book as he embarks on a hide-and-seek adventure around the house. Perfect for the littlest readers, this interactive story encourages curiosity and discovery, making it a delightful start to their literary journey.


Age: 2 to 5 years

Follow a brave family as they venture through swishy-swashy grass, splashy-sploshy rivers, and thick oozy mud in search of a bear. With its rhythmic text and engaging illustrations, this timeless tale of adventure and perseverance will captivate young readers and become a summer favorite.


Age: 3 to 7 years

Meet a clever mouse who uses his wits to outsmart various forest predators by inventing a fearsome creature called the Gruffalo. This delightful rhyming story is filled with suspense and humor, making it an exciting read for adventurous little ones.


Age: 6 to 9 years

Join siblings Jack and Annie as they discover a magical tree house that transports them back to the age of dinosaurs. This first book in the beloved Magic Tree House series is perfect for young readers who love history, mystery, and thrilling escapades.


Age: 7 to 10 years

Experience the touching friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a clever spider named Charlotte, who devises a plan to save him from the butcher. This classic tale of loyalty, friendship, and adventure on a farm is a must-read for children and a great summer companion.


Age: 9 to 12 years

Dive into the thrilling world of Greek mythology with Percy Jackson, a young demigod who embarks on a quest to prevent a war among the gods. This action-packed adventure, filled with mythical creatures and heroic feats, will keep older readers on the edge of their seats.


Age: 8 to 12 years

Step through the wardrobe into the magical land of Narnia, where four siblings team up with Aslan the lion to battle the evil White Witch. This enchanting fantasy novel is brimming with adventure, courage, and timeless themes that resonate with young readers.


Age: 10 to 12 years

Join Meg Murry and her friends on a cosmic journey through space and time to rescue her father from an evil force. This science fiction classic combines adventure, mystery, and a powerful message about the importance of love and individuality.



This summer, let your children's imaginations soar with these captivating books that promise adventure, excitement, and unforgettable stories. Visit your local library to find these treasures and embark on a summer reading journey where every page turns into a new adventure. Happy reading!

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