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

Artwork created by: Shreya Dasari

Artwork created by: Shreya D.

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

Answered Mostly A


Answered Mostly A: Fantasy

You will love these books about magical creatures, magic, and more!

The Princess in Black and the Mermaid Princess by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale

The Princess in Black and her friends are enjoying a day of sun and sea on Princess Sneezewort’s royal boat when a real, live mermaid princess emerges from the waves! Eeeeeee! Princess Posy needs their help protecting her very cute sea goats from being eaten by a very greedy kraken. But the princesses and the Goat Avenger quickly realize that fighting underwater can be tough for land dwellers, and only the mermaid Princess Posy can save the day. Can the masked heroes help her learn that being a princess means more than just being nice—it means speaking up?

Water Planet Rescue by Wendy Mass

Eight-year-old Archie Morningstar, his taxi driver dad, and a talking cat named Pockets are on an intergalactic mission to save an underwater planet in peril.

Narwhal on a Sunny Night by Mary Pope Osborne

The magic tree house whisks Jack and Annie away to Greenland where they discover they’ve traveled back in time to meet Lief Erikson.

Mermaids in the Backyard by Cathy Hapka

When her family moves from Chicago to an island in South Carolina, Lindy is sure she will be unhappy until she makes a surprising discovery in the backyard of their beach house.

Super Sidekicks: Ocean’s Revenge by Gavin Aung Than

The Super Sidekicks are back! JJ, Flygirl, Dinomite, and Goo are settling into their fancy new headquarters and living the sweet life of superheroes. The Mother of the Seas, on the other hand, is NOT happy. She’s sick of land dwellers using the ocean as a dumping ground … and she’s seeking revenge! Can the Sidekicks step up and save humanity from the ocean’s rage?

Answered Mostly B


Answered Mostly B: Non-fiction

You will love these books about real sea creatures and more!

Pink is for Blobfish by Jess Keating 

An informative introduction to the weirdest, wildest, pinkest creatures in the animal kingdom.

Seashells: More Than a Home by Melissa Stewart

This book sheds a surprising light on how seashells–the hard, protective outer layer that mollusks inhabit–serve tremendous purpose. This large group of marine animals needs shells for protection, feeding, transportation, anchorage, and more.

Whoosh! by Chris Barton  

Chronicles the life and achievements of the NASA engineer and inventor, from his childhood to his accidental invention of the Super Soaker water gun.

Shark Lady by Jess Keating

At 9 years old, Eugenie Clark developed an unexpected passion for sharks after a visit to the Battery Park Aquarium in New York City. At the time, sharks were seen as mindless killing machines, but Eugenie knew better and set out to prove it. Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie was able to study the creatures she loved so much. From her many discoveries to the shark-related myths she dispelled, Eugenie’s wide scientific contributions led to the well-earned nickname “Shark Lady” 

Earth’s Incredible Oceans by Jess French

Earth’s Incredible Oceans, written by ocean expert Jess French and illustrated by Claire McElfatrick, takes children on a fascinating underwater journey, showing them just how amazing oceans are, what plants and animals live in them, and how we can help them. It includes all sorts of ocean life, plus amazing facts on how ocean animals have fun, look after their young, and interact with each other

La Vida Secreta de Los Oceanos by Jess French

Nada con medusas replandecientes, descubre el misterioso fondo marino y conoce los increíbles unicornios marinos. Tiburones, ballenas, tortugas o extrañas criaturas de las profundidades nadan a través de las páginas de este precioso libro que combina magníficas ilustraciones y fotografías. Los jóvenes lectores conocerán la extraordinara vida que esconden los océanos y mares de todo el mundo y descubrirán cómo ellos mismos pueden ayudar a cuidarlos. Un fascinante viaje submarino que muestra los asombrosos océanos, qué plantas y animales viven en ellos y cómo podemos ayudarlos. Conoce detalles asombrosos sobre cómo los animales del océano se divierten, cómo cuidan a sus crías o cómo interactúan entre ellos”

Super tiburones y otras criaturas de las profundidades by Derek Harvey

Ad ntrate en las profundidades del océano y descubre los diferentes tiburones y animales marinos del mundo acu tico en este maravilloso libro educativo.

Super Shark Encyclopedia by Derek Harvey 

A jaw-dropping visual voyage of fun facts discovery exploring the deep waters of the sea and the mysterious creatures that live in it.

Answered Mostly C

Anthropomorphic Animals

Answered Mostly C: Anthropomorphic Animals

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

Narwhal and Jelly by Ben Clanton

Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together.

Narval : unicornio marino : Un libro de Narval y Medu, 1 by Ben Clanton

Una magnífica serie para que los pequeños empiecen a ser lectores autónomos. Narval es un narval despreocupado. Medu es una medusa sensata. Puede que no tengan mucho en común, pero a los dos les encantan los gofres, las fiestas y las aventuras. Únete a Narval y Medu, y descubre el gran océano con ellos y su pandilla.

Dude! by Aaron Reynolds

Dude! You have to read this book. It’s totally about this platypus and this beaver who are friends. They want to go surfing but dude, there’s this shark who’s in the ocean, too. But don’t worry. This shark approaches and you’ll never guess what happens.

Chicken on Vacation by Adam Lehrhaupt

Zoey the chicken decides to use her imagination to have a beach day and bring her friends along to find buried treasure.

Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman

Shark interrupts the filming of Underwater World With Bob, scattering the other creatures (and the audience), but he claims it is all a terrible misunderstanding–that he would never think of eating the fish, the squid, the audience…or Bob.

Can I Tell You a Secret? by Anna Kang

Monty the frog has a secret he wants to share with you–he cannot swim!

The Quiet Boat Ride and Other Stories by Sergio Ruzzio 

Fox enjoys quiet boat rides and watching the sunrise, but Chick is noisy and hyperactive and frequently disrupts their adventures–nevertheless they remain friends and enjoy their time together.

Answered Mostly D


Answered Mostly D: Mystery

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

Shark Detective by Jessica Olien

When Shark Detective finds a flier for a missing kitty, he sets out to discover what may have happened to the missing pet.

The Thea Sisters and the Mystery at Sea by Thea Stilton

Discovering that the turtles on Turtle Island have gone missing, the Thea Sisters spot environment-threatening drums of a strange oil and struggle to gather help before spotting a pair of turtles entering a mysterious underground cave.

The Mysterious Sea Bunny by Peter Raymundo

As an inch-long sea bunny makes its way slowly across the ocean floor, readers discover that there is a lot more to this sea slug species than meets the eye-which comes in handy when a predator swoops in!

Nate the Great and the Boring Beach Bag by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat

Oliver’s boring beach bag is gone! This is a perfect case for Nate the Great and his trusty dog, Sludge. But there aren’t many clues in the sand and surf. Which trail should they follow?

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.

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

After he passes his swimming test, little Jabari decides he’s ready to try jumping off the diving board, but when the big moment arrives, Jabari needs to work up the courage to jump.

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

Inspired by the many Indigenous-led movements across North America, We Are Water Protectors issues an urgent rallying cry to safeguard the Earth’s water from harm and corruption.

I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

Excited to board the Titanic with his aunt and little sister, ten-year-old George begins to explore the ill-fated ship’s first-class storage cabin when the ship is rocked by a collision with an iceberg and begins to sink.

Sobreviví el naufragio del Titanic, 1912 by Lauren Tarshis

George Calder, de diez años, está súper emocionado porque él y su hermanita Phoebe están en el famoso Titanic, cruzando el Atlántico junto a su tía Daisy. El barco está lleno de rincones fascinantes que explorar pero, cuando George se aventura en el compartimento de equipaje de primera clase, una terrible explosión sacude el barco. De repente, hay agua por todas partes y la vida de George cambia para siempre.

Rescue on Turtle Beach by Jen Marlin

After discovering Wind Rider, an abandoned magical sailboat, Max and Sofia arrive on a beach in Hawaii where, with new friend Laila, they rescue newly-hatched sea turtles.

Swim, Mo, Swim! by David A. Adler

On Field Day, Mo swims a lot faster than he knew he could, not because his team might win but because a fish keeps nibbling his toe.