Keep Kids Reading All Summer Long!
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online/mobile reading program dedicated to stopping the “Summer Slide” and encouraging kids to read every day this summer. Now in its ninth year, the Summer Reading Challenge invites kids to log the minutes they spend reading as they strive to set a new world record for summer reading.
The top elementary school with the most minutes read/logged will win a school visit from author Michael Northrup. The top middle school with the most minutes read/logged will win a school visit from author Varian Johnson. The top 20 schools with the most minutes logged will receive recognition in the 2016 Scholastic Book of World Records. The top 20 schools (along with the top school in every state) will also receive a Reading Plaque to display at school.
This year’s theme is "Power Up and Read," sponsored by ENERGIZER®. Twelve Scholastic authors will each create a unique, stand-alone story to be featured on the Summer Reading Challenge website. Kids unlock a new story every time they reach a reading milestone. Each author begins with the same story starter: "I glanced over my shoulder to make sure that no one followed me into the library, then took a deep breath and opened the glowing book..." Kids can read stories and hear them narrated.
Help bridge the school-to-home connection and keep kids reading all summer long!
- Register students for the Summer Reading Challenge
- Track students’ reading progress throughout the summer
- Email parents to let them know students are signed up for the Summer Reading Challenge
- Check the interactive map to see how many minutes your school—and other schools—have read
- Download summer reading book lists and printables
Summer Reading Challenge Book Lists by Age
Download the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge book lists:
Summer Reading Challenge Printables
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