By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media book editor
Grab a book for the road, tuck one in your kid's backpack for camp, pop a beach read in with the sunscreen or curl up with your kid and a picture book in a cozy corner at home. Wherever you go, bring one of these great summer reads for kids. Check out our picks for June.
FOR AGES 2-6
- Interstellar Cinderella, by Deborah Underwood, illustrated by Meg Hunt, is a delightful reworking of the fairy tale. It's set in space, and the spunky, capable heroine meets the prince when she repairs his rocket ship.
FOR AGES 7-12
- The Worst Class Trip Ever, by Dave Barry, has eighth-graders getting tangled up in international intrigue -- possibly involving terrorists -- on a middle school field trip to Washington, D.C. Humorist Barry strikes just the right tone for this age group, with plenty of suspense, action and excitement.
FOR AGES 13+
- The Fill-in Boyfriend, by Kasie West, is a sweet, lively romance that has smart messages about not putting too much stake in collecting social media "likes" and how it can be alienating when you express your true feelings.
More reading tips and picks from Common Sense Media
Practical Tips for Parents of Exceptional Readers
Help Your Kid Find Books With Diverse Characters
"Wimpy Kid" Author's 6 Tips to Hook Reluctant Readers
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