7 Interesting Books For The 7 Weeks Of Summer Holidays

You are looking forward to stacking up on some good reads for the long summer days. But you don’t really want to buy the Geronimo Stilton or Enid Blyton yet again! Here are 7 interesting books to keep your little readers engaged for the 7 weeks of summer holidays.Summer Reading

#1 Excellent Excuses [and Other Good Stuff] by Liz Pichon

What I liked in the book

Wonderful doodles, expressive sketching, interesting fonts and light humor. Hence it makes to the top of my list of recommendations. There are many interesting stories in this series and this book doubles up as endless hours of art work too.

Age suited :  6-9 years


#2 The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

What I liked in the book

A penguin popular classic, this is one of Burnett’s most popular novels. The book is considered to be a classic of English children’s literature. Several stage and film adaptations have been produced. A must read at some stage for every book worm.

Age suited :  7 years – any age



#3 Pashu: Animal Tales from Hindu Mythology by Devdutt Pattanaik (Author)

What I liked in the book

A brilliant introduction to Hindu mythology. Devdutt Pattanaik reveals how our ancestors imagined the animal kingdom and the key role animals played in human lives. It’s a delightful book to read together with your kid considering you will learn as much as she will. Age suited : 7 years – any age


#4 Bird & Squirrel on Ice by James Burks


What I liked in the book

The imagination runs wild in this hilarious picture book. The contrasting personalities of the two lead characters leave you drawing parallels to your own self all the while that you are reading. Definitely recommended.

Age suited :  6 – 10 years


#5 Uncle Leo’s Adventures in the Romanian Steppes by Yannets Levi


What I liked in the book

The books starts like this – “You probably won’t believe a word I say but I swear that everything I’m about to tell you really happened.” Now doesn’t that make an interesting start for a children’s book. Full of imaginary and illusionary situations, it’s a perfect read for the daydreamers!

Age suited :  6 – 9 years



#6 Missy’s Super Duper Royal Deluxe: Class Pets by Susan Nees

What I liked in the book

A picture book where Missy wants to bring home the class pets, have a fashion show with them and even a parade. A fun and easy read for the newly independent readers and seasoned ones alike. I especially loved the colorful illustrations on every page.

Age suited :  5 – 9 years



#7 The Dog’s Dinner (GUNK Aliens, Book 3) by Jonny Moon


What I liked in the book

Its that fat book that will keep the little ones busy through many hot summer afternoons when you so badly need to go out for some ‘me-time’.

Age suited :  7 – 10 years


You can order these easily online too. Most of them are under Rs 300. If your kids have gotten onto kindle, then you can try the kindle version also.


Do write back to me about your experiences with these books, the joy you felt when you introduced a new series to your child and when she fell in love with the series.


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