Students Ages 7 and Up
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge aims to keep your kids reading all summer long. Students age seven or older can register here to log their summer reading minutes and participate in the “Read for the World Record Challenge”. The top 20 schools with the most minutes logged will appear in the Scholastic Book of World Records 2011 edition.
Students Ages 3 – 7
Scholastic also has a challenge for students ages 3 – 7. Click here to help nurture your early readers this summer. Log all the books you and your child read together and use your points to grow an online garden. Parents will also receive tips on raising young readers, healthy reading habits, exciting summer reading activities, and more.
Summer Reading Trivia Game Show
The Summer Reading Challenge began with this trivia game show featuring best-selling children’s authors Christopher Paul Curtis, Gordon Korman, R.L. Stine and Lisa Yee. Watch the full game show video here. Here’s a tip – pause the show throughout the game and play with your kids. If they don’t know an answer, encourage them to add that title to their summer reading list!
Summer Reading Recommendations
Browse Scholastic’s summer reading site for reading recommendations for kids of all interests and ages as well as tips for parents and educators on encouraging and empowering young readers. Here are a few of my favorite finds:
- Summer Reading List (Ages 3 – 5)
- Summer Reading List (Ages 8 and Up)
- Hot Summer Reads
- Hot Summer Series
- Timeless Chapter Books
- Quick Click: 10 Non-book Ways to Get Your Child Reading