Disney is encouraging kids and families to open up a book and their imagination with its first-ever Summer Reading List and corresponding activities.
Made up of 15 recommendations for ages 0-16, the list features new books from fan favorite authors including New York Times bestselling author Kwame Mbalia, Pixar animator Mike Wu, Serena Valentino and more. Educational National Geographic titles and classic Disney stories are also included.
To go along with the recommendations, Disney Publishing Worldwide is donating 1 million books to Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Disney will provide Boys & Girls Clubs of America with virtual programming opportunities as well, led by Disney authors and illustrators.
“This donation comes at a time that is especially challenging for so many families and we know it will go a long way,” said Chad Royal-Pascoe, national vice president of corporate & cause partnerships at Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
All these books are available for purchase on the ShopDisney website.
100 First Words Lift-the-Flap Book
Frozen 2 – Anna, Elsa and The Secret River
Little Kids First Board Book: Dinosaurs
Ages 4 - 8
Ellie Book by Mike Wu
What About Worms? by Ryan Higgins
Little Kids First Big Book of Animals
Ages 7 – 10
Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleas by Crispin Boyer
Beastly Bionics: Rad Robots, Brilliant Biomimicry, and Incredible Inventions Inspired by Nature by Jennifer Swanson
Peter & Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal
Ages 8 – 12
Disney Chills: Part of Your Nightmare by Vera Strange
Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret by Trudi Trueit
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwama Mbalia
Young Adult (Age 12 and up)
Star Wars: Queen’s Peril by E.K. Johnston
Straight on Til Morning: A Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell
Mother Knows Best: A Tale of the Old Witch Book by Serena Valentino
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