Books + Blockbusters: 30 books to read if you can't get enough of this summer's movies

Mackenzie Cutruzzula  //  Jun 4, 2019

Books + Blockbusters: 30 books to read if you can't get enough of this summer's movies

There are some big summer blockbusters coming to theaters this summer, and we've got the perfect book pairings for each one!

Research shows us that kids when kids choose the books they read, they're more likely to finish and to enjoy the reading experience, so it's important to expose your young readers to a wide variety of books that match their interests! Whether their summer obsession is Princess Jasmine or Buzz and Woody, these 30 books are sure to keep them turning the pages all summer long.

(And don't forget to encourage your child to keep track of ALL of their summer reading minutes in our Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge! Each minute read will help unlock book donations to kids in need across the country!)


The Sun is Also a Star (in theaters May 17)

If you're looking for a summer love story, then you’ll love these sweet YA romances!

Aladdin (in theaters May 24)

Can't get enough of flying carpets and larger than life genies? Be sure to check out this spin on the story!

Secret Life of Pets 2 (in theaters June 7)

If you want further answers to the question, what DO our pets do all day? Then be sure to check out the furry friends in these reads!

Toy Story 4 (in theaters June 21)

If you can’t get enough of your favorite toys coming to life, read about the school where toys learn to play!

Spiderman Far From Home (in theaters July 5)

Ready for another high-flying adventure? Read these epic tales about some of our other favorite superheroes!

Lion King (in theaters July 19)

Looking to learn more about lions? Then read about these fierce felines!

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (in theaters August 9)

Need a good spooky story to share around the campfire? Try these scary reads!

Angry Birds 2 (in theaters August 16)

If you’re excited for this movie based on the addictive game, you’ll love this guidebook to another beloved kids’ game!

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!