13 books perfect for Leo season

Mackenzie Cutruzzula  //  Jul 23, 2019

13 books perfect for Leo season

If anything can defeat Mercury in retrograde, a lion most definitely can! Mercury turns direct on July 31, about a week into Leo Season (July 23 – August 23). And let's be honest, that is something to ROAR about!

Leos are as fierce as their symbol, the lion. These natural leaders use their bold confidence and courage to be trailblazers in everything they do. Lions tend to be super social and love making sure that the whole pack is included. 

Energetic and optomistic, Leos never back away from a challenge. As they strive to shine like their ruling planet the sun in all that they do, those around them will absorb this bright energy.  

Symbol: Lion

Ruling Planet: Sun

Element: Fire

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor

Sign of their sidekick: Libra

Leo as a protagonist: A book with a Leo at the forefront will be a grand adventure. Our hero may learn a lesson on sharing the spotlight or learning how to harness their inner roar. They are bold enough to face demons and Dementors, while making sure no friend is left behind.

How a Leo saves the day: When a Lion swoops in to the save the day, they are probably leading a whole team to victory! They use their boldness to their advantage to overcome any challenge.

Perfect reads for the Leo in your life: We rounded up a list of books filled with bold and brave characters for the Lions in your life!

Picture Books (4-7):

Young Readers (5-10):

Middle Grade (8-12):

Young Adult (12+):

If your young reader is picking up one of these books, make sure they're logging their reading minutes in the Scholastic Read-A-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge!