Children’s Summer Reading Book Quiz

Which Novel Should You Read Next? 

Take this short quiz and discover which children’s literature best suits your personality!

~ Keep track of your responses ~

1) What quality do you most
value in a friend?

a) Chatty
b) Imagination
c) Adaptability
d) Curiosity
e) Honesty

2) Which was your favorite Harry Potter class?

a) Charms
b) Care of Magical Creatures
c) Transfiguration
d) Potions
e) History of Magic

3) What is your dream job?

a) Writer
b) Animal Trainer
c) Actor
d) Detective
e) History Teacher

4) Which movie would you rather watch?

a) Cinderella
b) How to Train Your Dragon
c) Sing
d) Scoob!
e) Diary of a Wimpy Kid

5) If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

a) Time Travel
b) Talking to Animals
c) Shapeshifting
d) Super Intelligence
e) X-ray Vision

6) Which Harry Potter character are you most similar to?

a) Luna Lovegood
b) Hagrid
c) Sirius Black
d) Harry Potter
e) Hermione Granger

7) What are you looking for
in the next book you read?

a) I want to revisit fairytales
b) I want to meet new creatures
c) I want to see a talking animal
d) I want to solve the unknown
e) I want to explore the real world

8) What does your average Saturday afternoon look like?

a) Playing dress up
b) Going to the zoo
c) Talking to my pet
d) Exploring the park
e) Playing with my friends


Art created by Pragathi Samuel

Scroll down to see your recommendations. Clicking on the titles will take you to the book.

Answered Mostly A


Answered Mostly A: Fairytales

You will love these books based on classic childhood fairytales.

“Beauty and the Pea”
by Hilary Robinson

At Pea Castle, the beast puts a pea under Beauty’s mattress to see if she is the princess who can turn him back into a handsome prince.

“Once Upon a Goat”
by Dan Richards

Once upon a time, a very prim and proper king and queen begged their fairy godmother for a child. They’d prefer a boy, with glowing skin, bright eyes, and two roses for lips . . . but any kid will do. When they find themselves gifted with a baby goat (also known as a kid) instead, they can’t imagine how he’ll fit into their lives. But of course, it isn’t long before he’s part of the royal family.

“Prince Fly Guy”
by Tedd Arnold

In the latest installment of Tedd Arnold’s NEW YORK TIMES bestselling Fly Guy series, Buzz has a homework assignment to write a fairy tale and he asks Fly Guy to help. Fly Guy doesn’t like to think of himself as some of Buzz’s suggestions–an ugly troll, a smelly pig herder–so he becomes a handsome prince instead Prince Fly Guy flies to a dark castle, fends off a giant, and rescues a beautiful princess.

“The Three Pigs”
by David Wiesner

The three pigs escape the wolf by going into another world where they meet the cat and the fiddle, the cow that jumped over the moon, and a dragon.

“Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale”
by Alice Kuipers

Twins Violet and Victor write a fairy tale together, with Violet contributing a castle, a princess, and unicorns and Victor adding a fairy tale-hating witch and a bevy of Australian animals.

Answered Mostly B

Magical Creatures

Answered Mostly B: Magical Creatures

You will love these books full of unusual and magical creatures.

“Dragons and Marshmallows : Zoey and Sassafras. 1”
by Asia Citro

In the first book of this series, Zoey discovers a glowing photo and learns an amazing secret. Injured magical animals come to their backyard barn for help! When a sick baby dragon appears, it’s up to Zoey and Sassafras to figure out what’s wrong. Will they be able to help little Marshmallow before it’s too late?

“The Magic Day : Sparkleton. 1”
by Calliope Glass

Sparkleton begs his big sister to give him wish-granting magic for one whole day so he can prove what a glitteriffic wish-granting unicorn he can be. But all the wishes he grants come out opposite! Can Sparkleton’s friends Willow and Gabe help him undo the magic before sunset? Or will every day be opposite day?

“Rise of the Earth Dragon : Dragon Masters, 1 “
by Tracey West

Eight-year-old Drake is snatched up by the King’s soldiers and taken to the castle where he is told by the wizard Griffith that he has been chosen to be a Dragon Master like Ana, Rori, and Bo–and his first task will be to discover whether his dragon, Worm, has any special powers.

“Search for the Sparkle: Mermicorn Island. 1”
by Jason June

In the colorful undersea world of Mermicorn Island, magic is all around, if you just know where to look. And no one is looking harder than Lucky the Mermicorn! He is eager to find his ‘sparkle,’ that special thing, or bit of magic that will make him stand out. So when Lucky finds a glittering treasure chest filled with seashells, and a mysterious note that instructs the finder to “share the magic” he’s convinced his life must be in for a whale of a change!

“Third Grade Mermaid”
by Peter Raymundo

Cora the mermaid is having trouble with spelling, but if she wants to stay on the swim team she has to get an A on her next test–so her mother gives her a “magic” diary that compels her to practice writing, while her friends explain to her the concept of studying.

Answered Mostly C

Anthropomorphic Animals

Answered Mostly C: Anthropomorphic Animals

You will love these books featuring animals that act like humans.

“The Cookie Fiasco”
by Dan Santat

Hippo, Croc, and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all. But how? There are only three cookies . . . and four of them. They need to act fast before nervous Hippo breaks all the cookies into crumbs.

“Interrupting Chicken”
by David Ezra Stein

Little Red Chicken wants Papa to read her a bedtime story, but interrupts him almost as soon as he begins each tale.

“Do You Like My Bike? : Hello, Hedgehog! 1”
by Norman Feuti

Hedgehog loves his new bike. His best friend Harry says he likes it, too. But when Hedgehog asks Harry to go bike riding with him, Harry says he does not want to go. Does Harry not like his friend’s new bike? Or could this all have something to do with training wheels?

“Te Gusta Mi Bicicleta? : Hola, Erizo! 1”
by Norman Feuti

A Erizo le encanta su bicicleta nueva, y su mejor amigo dice que a l le encanta tambien. Pero, cuando Erizo le dice que monte con l, su amigo dice que no quiere. Acaso no era cierto que le gustaba la bicicleta, o tendr algo que ver con las ruedas de aprendizaje?

“The Itchy Book!”
by LeUyen Pham

Triceratops has an itch. So does Pterodactyl and Brontosaurus and T-Rex! But Dino-Mo reminds them all of the BIG rule: Dinosaurs do not scratch! What’s an itchy dinosaur to do?

“What About Worms!?”
by Ryan T. Higgins

Tiger unwittingly helps some worms overcome their fear of tigers with a well-placed, informative book, but will a wormy hug aid a fearful Tiger?

Answered Mostly D


Answered Mostly D: Mystery

You will love these books because of their brave characters solving mysteries.

“Baby Monkey, Private Eye”
by Brian Selznick

Baby Monkey, private eye, will investigate stolen jewels, missing pizzas, and other mysteries–if he can manage to figure out how to put his pants on. Includes fictional bibliographical references.

“The Chameleon Wore Chartreuse: from the Tattered Casebook of Chet Gecko, Private Eye”
by Bruce Hale

When fellow fourth-grader Shirley Chameleon asks him to find her missing brother, Billy, Chet Gecko finds that Billy’s disappearance is part of a larger plot, one that involves the Rat Sisters, a riddling junkyard dog, and a vicious Gila monster named Herman.

“King and Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats”
by Dori Hillestad Butler

King’s human, Kayla, has baked some treats for a friend’s new puppy, Thor, but some go missing and it is up to King to find the culprit.

“Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes”
by Kim and James Dean

Pete the Cat and his friends are baking cupcakes for a cupcake party. But uh-oh! Some of the cupcakes have gone missing! Who could have taken them? Help Pete and the gang solve the mystery of the missing cupcakes and learn that it’s cool to be kind.

“The Trouble with Chickens: a J.J. Tully mystery”
by Doreen Cronin

J.J. Tully is a former search-and-rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives. So he’s not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and Sugar (who look like popcorn on legs) and their chicken mom show up demanding his help to find their missing siblings. Driven by the promise of a cheeseburger, J.J. begins to track down clues. Is Vince the Funnel hiding something? Are there dark forces at work–or is J.J. not smelling the evidence that’s right in front of him?

Answered Mostly E

Realistic Fiction

Answered Mostly E: Realistic Fiction

You will love these books because of how well the imaginary characters fit into the real world.

“A Boy Called Bat”
by Elana K. Arnold

For Bixby Alexander Tam (nicknamed Bat), life tends to be full of surprises-some of them good, some not so good. Today, though, is a good-surprise day. Bat’s mom, a veterinarian, has brought home a stray baby skunk, which she needs to take care of until she can hand him over to a wild-animal shelter. But the minute Bat meets the kit, he knows they belong together. And he’s got one month to show his mom that a baby skunk might just make a pretty terrific pet.

“Dolphin Rescue”
by Catherine Nichols

Siblings Maddie and Atticus love living by the sea. Their dad traps lobsters off the coast of Maine. They love helping with the family business and volunteering at the local aquarium. The summer is shaping up to be a super one, for sure. Then one day they spy a pod of dolphins in the cove looking distressed. How will the kids use their knowledge of animals and their awesome problem-solving skills to help the dolphin family get safely back to sea?

“I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916”
by Lauren Tarshis

Based on true events! In July, 1916, Chet Roscow is fascinated by news accounts of the great white shark said to be attacking people along the New Jersey shore not far from his home, but when he goes swimming in Matawan Creek he discovers the truth of the stories.

“Los Ataques de Tiburones de 1916 : Sobreviví. 2”
by Lauren Tarshis

¡Basado en hechos reales! Chet Roscow ha comenzado a sentirse a gusto en Elm Hills, Nueva Jersey. Tiene un trabajo, tres buenos amigos y ha encontrado el lugar perfecto para nadar. Pero todo cambia con la llegada de un gran tiburón blanco que ataca cerca de donde vive. Todos hablan de lo mismo. Así que cuando Chet ve algo raro en el agua, piensa que es su imaginación… ¡hasta que se encuentra cara a cara con el tiburón!

“Lulu and the Dog From the Sea”
by Hilary McKay

Lulu loves animals. When Lulu’s family go on holiday to the seaside, the last thing they expect to find is a stray dog living on the beach. Everyone in the town thinks the dog is trouble. “He’s a menace” they say. But Lulu is sure that all he needs is a friend. And that he’s been waiting for someone just like her…

by Cynthia Lord

When second-grader Suzannah arrives to volunteer at the animal shelter she finds that the newest arrival is Merlin, a mischievous ferret with a talent for hiding and stealing shiny things, so the Shelter Pet Squad needs to find a home that is a perfect match for a ferret.