Summer Reading Favorites – Ages 6-7

KXAN’s M.A.P.S. teamed up with Central Texas teachers to produce this list of books perfect for summer reading for children ages 6 to 7.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee

By: Philip C. Stead
Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too!
Every day, Amos spends time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and reading bedtime stories to the owl.

Children Make Terrible Pets

By: Peter Brown
Check out this rollicking, humorous, and heartwarming twist on the classic “first pet” story about a young bear and her favorite pet boy!


By: Christoph Niemann
Simple, rhyming text follows two boys and their father as they spend a rainy day riding the various lines of the New York City subway system.

Big Red Lollipop

By: Rukhsana Khan
This wise picture book offers a compassionate and humorous look at the challenges two sisters face in a new culture.

Busing Brewster

By: Richard Michelson
Brewster is excited about starting first grade…until Mama announces that he’ll be attending Central — a school in the white part of town. Mama says they have art and music and a library bursting with books, but Brewster isn’t so sure he’ll fit in.

Here Comes the Garbage Barge!

By: Jonah Winter
In 1987, Islip, New York, having no place for its 3,168 tons of garbage, loaded it onto a barge that set out on a 162-day journey along the east coast, around the Gulf of Mexico, and to Belize in search of a place willing to accept its smelly cargo.

Henry in Love

By: Peter McCarty
Henry is a bit of a dreamer and not much of a talker.Then there’s Chloe, who says what she thinks and knows how to turn a spectacular cartwheel.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

By: Dr. Seuss
This story-poem about the activities of such unusual animals as the Nook, Wump, Yink, Yop, Gack, and the Zeds was originally published in 1960.
A classic work by Dr. Seuss, it is described byElementary Education as a “fabulous book of easy words, exciting pictures, and inviting rhythm”

Frog and Toad Are Friends

By: Arnold Lobel
It’s April, and Frog is looking forward to a whole year of happy times with his best friend, Toad. If only Toad would agree to wake up from his long winter nap! In the first of five short stories, clever Frog finds a way to rouse his sleepy friend. And as children will soon see, theirs is a marvelous friendship.

Little Bear

By: Diane Namm
Mama Bear asks Little Bear what he will eat at supper time. Although he doesn’t want any of the foods Mama Bear suggests, Little Bear definitely knows what he would like.