Books for Kids 6-8 Years

Harvest Time for 6-8 year olds

Weekly Themes #15 Harvest Time for 6-8 year olds

There are many kinds of fruits and vegetables that are only ready to eat at a certain time of year.  We like to call it Harvest Time, when everything is at the peak of freshness, ready to be eaten or stored away for a long winter ahead.  Apples, pumpkins, pecan ...
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Weekly Themes #14 Underwater Words for 6-8 year olds

I have never been under the water before….but I would sure like to go sometime!  I’d love to see fishes and octopuses and coral reefs up close. Maybe I could go in a submarine someday!  What would you like to see under the water? Watch video, download books to read ...
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Be a Book Hero for 6-8 year olds

Weekly Themes #13 Be a Book Hero for 6-8 year olds

Have you ever heard somebody call someone else “My Hero?”  There are all kinds of heroes.  Some heroes are super, and some are everyday kind.  Most importantly, it’s someone who does something nice and good for other people.  What do you think makes someone a hero? Watch video, download books ...
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Reading in the Great Outdoors for 6-8 year olds

Weekly Themes #12 Reading in the Great Outdoors for 6-8 year olds

I love to go to the park because it’s a great place to read a book!  It’s nice to sit in the shade, or by the water, where it’s a little cool.  I like being outside, and it’s a great place to read a book together!  Where’s your favorite place ...
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Halloween PDF downloadable books

Weekly Themes #11 Halloween/Dia de los Muertos for 6-8 year olds

There is something special about the last day of the month of October.  Maybe it’s because the seasons are changing.  The leaves are falling off the trees, and everything seems spooky and creepy.  But I love this time of year, because it makes me think of people I've loved in ...
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Colors for 6-8 years olds

Weekly Themes #10 Colors for 6-8 years old

This week we learn all about colors! Colors make the world a more beautiful place.  You’ve probably heard of red, yellow, and blue already, but did you know that there are millions of different colors?  I like to call myself “aquamarine” or sometimes “chartreuse.”  There are so many colors, we ...
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Week 9 Names to Remember

Weekly Themes #9: Names to Remember for 6-8 years old

There are many important people who have come before us.  They are people to remember because they have done good things that have helped other people.  They are people we can learn from.  Are there any names of famous people that you’ve heard that you’d like to know more about?  ...
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Week 8 Barnyard Buddies Card Ages 6-8

Weekly Themes #8: Barnyard Buddies for 6-8 years old

Today we’re talking about farms and barnyards! Have you ever been to a farm? Farms are a wonderful place filled with lots of different animals and crops we grow for food. Let’s read some books together about what goes on at farms! Watch video, download books to read together, and ...
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Numbers for 6-8 year olds

Weekly Themes #7: Numbers for 6-8 year olds

Numbers This week's theme is all about numbers…can you think of 5 ways that we use numbers every day?  Read together at home Read these free, sharable books from our friends at Storyweaver about families! You can download and save them and keep them forever, to read again and again ...
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Reading Laboratory for 6 to 8 years old

Weekly Themes #6: Reading Laboratory for 6-8 years old

This week’s theme is all about science. Explore our reading laboratory! So much of our world is studied and discovered through science. Scientists help us know what the weather is going to look like, how to develop new technology and medicine, and all sorts of other things. What questions about ...
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Listen to the Ocean Weekly Theme

Weekly Themes #5: Listen to The Ocean for 6-8 Years Old

Listen to The Ocean Have you ever seen the ocean? What does it sound like? If you haven’t, what do you think it would sound like? Can you make a list of animals that live in the ocean? Bibi, the BookSpring butterfly loves the ocean!  What about you?  Read at ...
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Weekly Themes #4:  Love My Family for 6-8 years old

Weekly Themes #4: Love My Family for 6-8 years old

Love My Family Spending so much time together might have given you a chance to learn something new about someone in your family. Or maybe you are missing family that you haven’t been able to see for a while? Maybe they would love to have you read to them, or ...
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Weekly Themes #3: Pages of Pets for 6-8 years old

Weekly Themes #3: Pages of Pets for 6-8 years old

Pages of Pets! BookSpringers know that pets can be an important part of the family. We all love our cats, dogs, fish, birds, and more. They can be real, borrowed, or even pretend. This week is a time to learn more about the different animals we can have as pets ...
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Weekly Themes #2:  Sun, Rain, and Reading for 6-8 years old

Weekly Themes #2: Sun, Rain, and Reading for 6-8 years old

Sun, Rain, and Reading  August brings us plenty of sun..if it’s too hot outside, why not find a cool place to sit and read a book together? What do animals do in the summer to keep cool? Why is the sunshine important - how does it help us? Animals? Plants?  ...
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Weekly Theme for Readers ages 6-8

Weekly Themes #1: Getting To Know Me for 6-8 years old

Getting to Know Me! BookSpring recommends families help young children think about who they are! Ask:  Who are you?  What do you like?  What don't you like? What makes you happy? Who is your best friend? What makes you feel silly and nice? Most importantly, what makes you special? There ...
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Summer Reading for Kids Age 6-8

Summer Reading for Kids Age 6-8

Summer is the perfect time for kids to immerse themselves in reading U.S. Bank employees are teaming up with us to promote summer reading! Employees shared some of their top children’s book recommendations for kids age 6-8. Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene Review by Lauren Mcconnell The Nancy Drew ...
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Summer Must Read Picture Books

Summer Must Read Picture Books

Here are some summer reading recommendations for elementary age kids. These picture books will captivate and entertain the family while you remain home. We recommend families make time to read together twice a day!  Click here to access steps for building a reader-friendly home.  The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary ...
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Picture Books for Ages 4-8

Picture Books for Ages 4-8

BookSpring volunteer reviewer Barbara Campos is back with another round of reviews! From books that emphasize the value of kindness to a love for animals, these works are sure to elevate the quality of your child’s home library. Read on for Barbara’s take! Moo, Baa, La La La! By Sandra ...
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Barbara's Picture Book Recommendations

Barbara’s Picture Book Recommendations

Reading is a great activity to relax and calm anxious nerves. We recommend families read together twice a day to reduce stress. Barbara Campos is a BookSpring volunteer with a passion for books and reading. She recently compiled a list of children's books, for the kid in your life spending ...
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Trials of Apollo

National Volunteer Week: Cassandra’s Reviews

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 19th – April 25th), BookSpring is highlighting contributions from volunteers, who are critical to making our operations possible throughout the region of Central Texas. BookSpring’s temporary transition to working remotely has provided us with the occasion to spotlight volunteers who have made a ...
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Must Read Series : Ramona

Must Read Series : Ramona

April 12th is Beverly Cleary's birthday! Beverly is a children's book author with many prestigious awards, including a Living Legend award by the Library of Congress Students from Gorzycki Middle School are helping BookSpring remind kids reading can help them learn and grow. They are reminding all Central Texas families ...
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