By Guest Blogger Ellen Lloyd

Year-end performances, school trips, graduation… all fun events that make for a very full month! Rest assured, summer is around the corner and days of laying around a pool or venturing out to the beach with a good book in your hand is in your near future.

I decided to change it up a bit for this month’s post and offer book recommendations for each age group for the entire summer. Click on each title to see the full description of the book. Enjoy!

Picture Books 


Middle Grades 


Young Adult




Each month we give away a free book with our Book Nook blog. Due to the long list of books this month and the possibility that some titles might not be available at this time, we are not giving away a book with this particular blog. Thank you for understanding and enjoy your summer reads! 


Ellen Bryant Lloyd is the author of FRECKLES and FRECKLES and The Great Beach Rescue. Please visit and to learn more about Freckles. Ellen writes a blog about her perspectives on life and parenting at and tweets at @EllenBLloyd. She lives in Greensboro with her husband and two children.