Being a Summer Reader for 6-8 year olds

Ah, it’s finally summer!  Bibi here, your book-loving butterfly friend.  One of the things I love most about summer is I can read all I want, anytime I want, anywhere I want!  I can read before lunch in my bed, or read outside after dinner.  Where is the craziest place you would read?  How about in a pool?  Or on the steps?  Or in the grocery store?  Ah, think of all the places we could read, together!

Watch videos, download books to read together, and explore things to do with BookSpring.

Video: English

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Books to Read Together: English

Here are some books to read together! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again.

Unnie and Innie

  • Why does Innie never want to play with Unnie?
  • What’s your favorite book to read?


  • What’s your favorite thing to do during the holidays?
  • Why are holidays enjoyable for the main character?

Remis Red Book

  • Why does Rimi keep asking to read Jitu’s books?
  • What book would you recommend to Jitu?

Cloud Ice-cream

  • Why does the kite change color?
  • What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?


Unnie y Innie

  • Why does Innie never want to play with Unnie?
  • What’s your favorite book to read?

Nube de Nieve

  • Why does the kite change color?
  • What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream

Reba Quiere Helado

  • When do you eat ice cream?
  • Why is it important to return the money when we’re given extra?

La Tia y Yo

  • What does Pishi put in their pocket? What did Pishi get from the shops?

Things to Do Together

Talk: Discuss what you might be when you grow up and how reading could help you achieve that. Do you want to be a police officer? A teacher? A mathematician? A mayor? 

Write: Create a summer reading “bucket list”. Make a list of the types of books you want to find and read, and check them off as you go! For example, you could add “Read a funny story,” “Read a book borrowed from a friend,” “read a book by a new author,” or anything else you can think of! Check out your local library for book suggestions

Move: Get outside and visit a pool or splash pad! Check out your local YMCA for swim lessons, and if you live in Austin or Travis County, here is your local YMCA swim website, and various public pools around the city are here: https://www.austintexas.gov/page/pools-splash-pads 

Explore: Do clouds always look the same? Do you know that different clouds have names and can tell you more about the weather? 

Read: Keep track of your summer reading progress with BookSpring here!

Share Together

At the end of the week, reflect on what you read, and what you did.

  • What fun summer activities would you like to plan?
  • What types of books are you excited to read this summer?

More Ideas To Build Young Readers

Come back each Sunday for new Weekly Themes from BookSpring. Meanwhile, keep reading for more parent tips and recommendations!

More Themes

Check out these fun summer learning apps from our friends at PBS Kids!

Learn more about making your home a literacy-rich environment by checking out these ideas in English or Spanish

PBS Kids Apps English

PBS Kids Apps Spanish

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Being a Summer Reader for 6-8 year olds
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Being a Summer Reader for 6-8 year olds

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