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Summer Reading Tracker Free Printable

My kids are reluctant readers, which means I have to work pretty hard to get them to read anything outside of their normal. I’ve had to come up with creative ways to get my kids to read. During the summer, though, I like to add incentives to their reading programs by using a summer reading tracker.

HHM Free Summer Reading Tracker

This year, I created a summer reading tracker worksheet to keep track of our book progress. I want my eldest to read 20 books this summer, but I also plan to give her a prize once she reaches 10 books. If she makes it all the way to 20 books, she will get a better prize. We haven’t decided on the prizes quite yet, but I imagine she will want video games for her prizes.

Rules of Summer Reading

We only have a few basic rules for summer reading:

  • The book must be something the child hasn’t read before.
  • The book must be at or above the child’s current grade level.
  • The book must be over 100 pages (for older kids).
  • The books must come from several genres.

As long as these criteria are met, I don’t restrict what my kids read. Right now, my eldest is really into comic stories, so I let her read a few comic books in addition to the other books.

Free Printable Summer Reading Tracker

This is a summer reading list printable from Hip Homeschool Moms.

Summer Reading List Printable Hip Homeschool Moms


If you’d like a copy of this summer reading tracker, you are free to download a copy to use in your own home. Click the link to download and print your PDF copy today! (NOTE: If you have friends or relatives who would also like a copy of this summer reading list tracker, please share the link to this article and not the download link. Here’s the link to share: Thank you so much!)

Download the Summer Reading Tracker

Do you require your children to read over the summer? Why or why not? Do you have any good books suggestions for those who do summer reading with their children?

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About the author


Brenda is a professional writer and homeschooling mother to two girls in Dallas, TX; with a passion for books, DIY, and creative education. Her blog,, is all about homeschooling, crafts, green living, and fun. Keep up with the fun here!

About the author


Wendy is one of the owners of Hip Homeschool Moms. She married her high school sweetheart, Scott, over 27 years ago, and they live in the South with their three children. Hannah, age 23, has autism and was the first homeschool graduate in the family. Noah, age 21, was the second homeschool graduate. Mary Grace, age 15, is the remaining homeschool student. Wendy loves working out and teaching Training for Warriors classes at her local gym. She also enjoys learning along with her family, educational travel, reading, and writing, and she attempts to grow an herb garden every summer with limited success.

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