Family Vacation Book List: Fun for the Whole Family

Going on vacation this summer? What about daily trips to the pool and back? Perhaps you have some summer evenings on the porch planned.

Sounds like you need a good family vacation book list! The books below are all excellent choices for some family reading time this summer: enjoyable for a wide variety of ages with a mix of adventure and humor.

Pick one from the classics list and one from the new books list for some good variety.

We’ve specified a good narrator if he or she is the perfect fit. Don’t overlook the value of mom or dad reading aloud–even in the car!

Family Vacation Book List


Adventures of Tom Sawyer narrated by Nick OffernAnne of Green Gables by L. M. MontgomeryAround the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, narrated by Jim DaleThe Borrowers by Mary NortonThe Black Stallion by Walter FarleyCaddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie BrinkCharlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald DahlCharlotte’s Web by E. B. WhiteCheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey (note: there is some language in this book!)The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. LewisClassic fairy and folk tale collections (see our Fairy and Folk Tale List)Freddy the Detective, Freddy the Pilot & others by Walter R. BrooksHalf-Magic and others by Edward EagerHenry Huggins by Beverly Cleary (narrated by Neil Patrick Harris)The Hobbit by J. R. R. TolkienMisty of Chincoteague by Marguerite HenryMrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’BrienRailway Children by E. NesbitThe Saturdays by Elizabeth EnrightThe Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson BurnettSwallows and Amazons by Arthur RansomeTreasure Island by Robert Louis StevensonAnything by Wodehouse (short stories)By the Great Horn Spoon by Sid FleischmanJoyful Noise (poetry) by Paul FlesichamnNewer Books

100 Cupboards Trilogy & Dragon’s Tooth by N. D. Wilson (a little scary for younger readers)Anna Hibiscus by AtinukeAstrid the Unstoppable by Maria ParrDragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotsen (WONDERFUL audiobook)Mercy Watson by Kate DiCamilloThe Last Last Day of Summer by Lamar GilesThe Lemonade War by Jacqueline DaviesThe Penderwicks by Jeanne BirdsallPeter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (and Sophie Quire) by Jonathan AuxierThe Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon (some language–see review)Septimus Heap by Angie SageSIX by M. M. VaughnWhere the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (and the rest of the series; audio is fantastic, but do check the book out to see the beautiful illustrations)The Wilderking Trilogy by Jonathan RogersThe Green Ember by S. D. SmithThe post Family Vacation Book List: Fun for the Whole Family appeared first on Redeemed Reader.