Summer Reading

Enjoy summer reading more with these Reading for Fun sheets. Kids can fill out information about each book they read, and you can discuss the books with them.

What should your kids read this summer? Consider our list of books below that encourage a biblical worldview. To buy these books, sign in to your account at FocusOnTheFamily.com/Store.

  • When checking out, enter the discount code SUMMERREADING21 to receive 25% off any books featured below and in the bookstore on our Kids Book Club page.
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  • Offer expires June 30, 2021.

Board Books

Click on the covers for more about each book. 

Cover of board book When I Pray for You

by Matthew Paul Turner
art by Kimberley Barnes

Give your children the gift of knowing how often you pray for them.

by Danielle Hitchen
art by Jessica Blanchard

This “Baby Believer Primer” teaches faith basics using animals.

by Devon Provencher
art by Jessica Robyn Provencher

A book of “Big Theology for Little Hearts.”

by Jill Roman Lord
art by Kelly Breemer

Get lift-flap fun filled with animals that praise God and enjoy His world. 

by Crystal Bowman
& Terri McKinley
art by Anna Kubaszewska

Enjoy seeing animals with their little ones.

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Picture Books

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by Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady

Otter likes to play on the playground but needs to learn to take turns with friends.

by Pamela Kennedy and Anne Kennedy Brady

Otter’s grandparents come for a visit, which spurs Otter to begin learning how to be helpful.

by Natalee Creech
art by Joseph Cowman

Kids will learn how nothing big or small can tear them away from God.

by Sheri Rose Shepherd
art by Jennifer Zivoin

Show your little princess how she can have her own “Adventures With the King.”

by Sheri Rose Shepherd
art by Jennifer Zivoin

Now your little guy can learn how to be a mighty warrior in his “Adventures With the King.”

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Author Dorena Williamson

“Racial diversity was God’s creative design in the first place!” says Dorena Williamson. She hopes her readers grasp this celebratory theme in her books. After reading an interview with Christian Robinson, a children’s book illustrator, Dorena was inspired. She’ll never forget his words: “Seeing yourself [in a story] is almost like a message. It’s saying, you matter, you are visible, and you’re valuable.” 

Doreen Williamson

by Dorena Williamson, art by Jessica Blanchard

Imani and Kayla learn that they should see a world full of color, not be colorblind.

by Dorena Williamson, art by Jessica Blanchard

Ahanu, a child with Down Syndrome, is kind toward Joshua. Later, Joshua helps Ahanu.

by Dorena Williamson, art by Jessica Blanchard

Hope and Anna learn what God’s grace looks like in their worlds.

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compiled by John Hendrix
art by John Hendrix

Godly wisdom is found in the teachings of Jesus in this modern retelling of a handful of parables using unique illustrations.

by Tim Tebow & A.J. Gregory
art by Jane Chapman

Bronco, a dog, and his animal friends search for a puzzle piece and a party.

by Joyce K. Ellis
art by Andrés F. Landazábal

Follow the creation of the world as God creates light, land, liquids, animals and finally people!.

by Randall Goodgame
art by Cory Jones

Doug the Slug learns how to think about others first.

by Dagny Griffin
art by Laura Bobbiesi

This story without words poignantly conveys 8-year-old Mila’s days and how her love for others begins to transform the people in her neighborhood and the world around her.

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Early Readers

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by Nancy I. Sanders
art by Hannah Wood

Get 10 books that only have one sentence each to teach reading and about well-known Bible stories. 

The Beginner’s Bible
art by Zonderkidz

Learn how a princess helped save Moses’ life when he was a baby.

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Author Mike Nawrocki

Mike Nawrocki is the co-creator of Veggie Tales and the author of “The Dead Sea Squirrels,” a fun, lighthearted series. He likes sharing truth with readers. He says, “I think of the characters’ place in the story from the inside out.” The characters’ actions stem from who they are on the inside. (Our actions also stem from who we are on the inside!)

Mike Nawrocki photo

by Mike Nawrocki

Michael, Merle and Perle learn that self-control can save you . . . and your grades.

by Mike Nawrocki

Justin, Michael and Sadie travel to Israel to find Merle and Perle and their squirrelnappers.

by Mike Nawrocki

Merle and Perle travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem on a donkey, while the kids search for them.

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by ReneeTaft Meloche
art by Brian Pollard

Nick Vujicic was born without legs and arms, but he never let that stop him.  

by ReneeTaft Meloche
art by Brian Pollard

Bethany Hamilton overcame physical and emotional challenges to compete as a surfer. 

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The Beginner’s Bible
art by Zonderkidz

Read about a brave and beautiful queen.

The Beginner’s Bible
art by Zonderkidz

Joseph had it all, until his circumstances changed and he was betrayed by his own family.

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Middle Grade Books

Enjoy these middle grade novels in five different categories: fiction, faith builders, Christian biography, classics and audio books. Click on the covers for more about each.

FICTION

by Focus on the Family

A graphic novel about sharing your faith with those around you

by Phil Lollar and Dave Arnold

Johnny and Emmy solve another mystery.

by Phil Lollar

Continue the adventure about  the schemes of Dr. Regis Blackgaard against Whit.

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by Marianne Hering and Sheila Seifert

Patrick and Beth travel with President-elect Abraham Lincoln.

by Marianne Hering and Sheila Seifert

Can Patrick and Beth stop the plot against President-elect Lincoln?

by Marianne Hering and Sheila Seifert

Patrick and Beth go on a raid in the South with Harriet Tubman.

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by Jonathan Rogers

A fantasy adventure that loosely tells the story of a young David. 

by Rob Currie

Can 13-year-old Dirk save his family from the Nazis in the middle of a Dutch famine?

by Jeanne Dennis and Sheila Seifert

Four choose-your-own kidventure Bible stories.

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by Chris Brack and Sheila Seifert

Can Patrick and Beth help Sempi in his work to help Jews flee the country before the Nazis arrive?

by The Miller Brothers

Hunter returns to Solandria with two new friends.

by Art Rainer

The Secret Slide Money Club agents fight against bad financial choices.

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FAITH BUILDERS

by Jesse Florea and Bob Smiley

Get 30 fun devotions to help you grow in faith.

by Phil Lollar and Dave Arnold

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by AIO Team

Learn to grow in your faith with the characters from Adventures in Odyssey.

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by Odyssey Adventures

Read your Bible and get tips and study helps from Odyssey characters.

by Julie Fisk, Kendra Roehl and Kristin Demery

A devotional about building good friends.

by David C. Cook

Kids can read Bible stories in the order they happened and in a graphic novel format.

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CHRISTIAN BIOGRAPHY

by Catherine Parks

Enjoy the stories of 11 women who served God in ordinary and sometimes remarkable ways. 

by Janet & Geoff Benge

From Sikh to evangelist, Sundar Singh followed God and led others to Him.

by Janet & Geoff Benge

Helen spent her life as a medical missionary to the Congo.

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by Catherine Parks

Follow the lives of 11 godly men who chose to stand firm in their beliefs and honor God in their ways.

by Janet & Geoff Benge

Abandoned as a kid, Charles Mulli now protects kids who have been abandoned.

by Nancy I. Sanders

This book for kids is filled with photos and maps that explore the life of Paul.

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CLASSICS

by C.S. Lewis

Enjoy the adventures of the Pevensie children in the land of Narnia.

by Mary Mapes Dodge

Hans  must win an ice skating competition to help his family.

by George MacDonald

Irene is a princess who needs protection from the goblins below the mountains.

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by Louisa May Alcott

Follow the lives of Jo and her sisters in this heartwarming, historical novel about family and faith.

by L.M. Montgomery

Nothing about Anne’s world is easy, but Anne continues to live life fully in her own unique way.

by Francis Hodgson Burnett

Mary was spoiled in India. Now she’s in England and must learn new rules to not only survive but help someone.

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AUDIO STORIES

by C.S. Lewis

Get a Radio Theatre version of the complete set of the “Chronicles of Narnia” for hours of listening fun.

by Adventures in Odyssey

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by Lucy M. Montgomery

Follow Anne’s adventures as she wins the hearts of people in her own spirited manner.

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Teen Novels

Fiction

by Tim Shoemaker

Can Hudson Sutton take on evil and not give into it? Or will it be his undoing in this young teen novel? 

by Stephanie Coleman

Tessa’s perfect teen life ends with her parents’ impending divorce and her best friend’s move.

by C.J. Darlington

Shay lives with her Aunt Laura and longs for a “normal” family.

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RADIO THEATRE

by Victor Hugo

A revolution. Good vs. evil. Jean Valjean must choose between caring for himself or others.

by Charles Dickens

Live through the struggles, questions and triumphs of 1830s London with an orphan named Oliver Twist.

Learn more about three men who helped end the slave trade in England: William Wilberforce, John Newton and Olaudah Equiano. 

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