There are eight books on the list for the KidsPost 2012 Summer Book Club. (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

The Summer Book Club is open to kids ages 5 to 14. Children may read some or all of the books on our list. We’re on the honor system. We just want kids to enjoy summer reading, and we hope this helps.

To join the club, children must be registered by a parent or guardian. To do that, send the child’s name, age and mailing address to Parents, please include your name, phone number and the fact that you are giving permission for your child or children to join. Put “Summer book club” in the subject line. You also can send the information to KidsPost Summer Book Club, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071.

Every child who is registered will receive a beautiful bookmark designed by Lillie Rusch, 7, of Springfield. More than 300 children from the Washington area participated in our contest to draw the summer bookmark.

The judges felt that Lillie, who is finishing first grade at Kings Park Elementary School, captured the essence of summer fun with her drawing of a girl and a fish reading a book under­water. “At first I just drew the girl,” Lillie told KidsPost. “But then I added the fish with the book because I thought it would be funny.”

At the end of the summer, we’ll publish the names of all the club’s members in KidsPost. If you do not want your child’s name printed in the paper, please indicate that when you register.