By Rachel Benedict | Categories Choices | Early Education | K-5 Literacy | Reading | Summer Reading | October 22, 2021

The Kids Read Now 2021 summer reading program was our best reading program to date! We mailed over 690,000 books to over 77,000 students all over the country. That’s pretty awesome, right? Here are the top 10 books requested this year.

 

#10 – Stone Fox

By: John Reynolds Gardiner

Illustrated by Marcia Sewell

Little Willie and his grandfather live on a farm. Grandfather owes back taxes, and becomes ill. Willie is determined to save the farm. Can Willie and his dog, Searchlight, do it?

 

#9 – Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2)

By: Ben Clanton

Illustrated by Ben Clanton

Narwhal and Jelly want to become superheroes. Find out what their super powers are.

 

#8 – Flying High

By: Nick Eliopulos

Illustrated by DC

Something strange is happening. The birds are going crazy! Who can help?

 

#7 – Big Shark, Little Shark

By: Anna Membrino

Illustrated by Tim Budgen

Are you afraid of sharks? No need to be afraid of these two! They will have you laughing! And smiling. And splashing about!

 

#6 – DK Readers: Amazing Dogs

By: Laura Buller

Meet the many types of dogs that use their super senses, strength, and friendship to help people!

 

#5 – The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto

By: Natalie Standiford

Illustrated by Donald Cook

The children of Nome, Alaska are very sick. They need medicine. Balto, and the sled dog team, are their only hope. But will they get there in time?

 

#4 – National Geographic Kids: Storms

By: Miriam Busch Goin

Thunder and lightning! Monsoons! Hurricanes! Tornadoes! The facts and photos in this book will blow you away!

 

#3 – National Geographic Kids: Dive Dolphin

By: Shira Evans

Dolphins live in oceans and rivers around the world. Learn more about these fantastic animals.

 

#2 – National Geographic Kids: Hop, Bunny!

By: Susan B. Neuman

What do bunnies do all day? Where do they go? What do they see? This book will tell you.

 

#1 – National Geographic Kids: Go, Cub!

By: Susan B. Neuman

Baby cubs like to cuddle and sleep. What do they learn to do? Read this and find out!

By Rachel Benedict

Rachel has always been a reader – in fact, her first job was in a library! Growing up surrounded by books ignited her passion for literacy and her history volunteering with Special Olympics Indiana and local community organizations solidified her need to improve communities, especially for kids. She graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with her bachelor’s in Homeland Security and Emergency Management in 2014, and her Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Community Development in 2017. She joined the Kids Read Now team in 2018 and manages our social media, Latest in Literacy blog, and helps involve communities in their schools’ reading initiatives. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, tending to her garden, chilling with her chickens, working out, playing piano, coaching baseball, and reading.

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