Disney Publishing announced today that they are starting a new initiative to encourage kids and their families to spark or rekindle their love of reading. The company will be donating one million books to Boys & Girls Clubs of America as well as creating its first-ever Summer Reading List on shopDisney.
Pick up a book (or a few) this summer, as Disney is encouraging kids and families to come together and share their love of reading, with its first-ever Summer Reading List. To help ensure that more readers have access to books this summer and beyond, and as part of Disney’s commitment to inspiring the next generation of storytellers, Disney Publishing is donating one million books to Boys & Girls Clubs of America across the country, including Clubs in Central Fla.
Comprised 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, alongside National Geographic titles and classic Disney stories to keep everyone in the family engaged.
The summer reading list is divided by age group and consists of the following (click the hyperlink titles to go to the webpage on shopDisney):
Frozen 2 – Anna, Elsa and The Secret River by Andria Warmflash Rosenbaum
Ages 4 – 8:
Ellie Book by Mike Wu
What About Worms? by Ryan Higgins
Ages 7 – 10:
Zeus the Mighty: The Quest for the Golden Fleas by Crispin Boyer
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 Kwame 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
What do you think about Disney Publishing’s initiative? Are your kids already reading any of the books on this list? Would you recommend any of these books to a parent? Let us know in the comments!