Summer Reading

Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza: There’s two weeks left!

 //  Aug 26, 2019

Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza: There’s two weeks left!

The 2019 Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge is in its final weeks, which means there’s still time for kids to read and make a difference.

As part of the Summer Read-a-Palooza, the Challenge is an opportunity for kids to earn digital rewards and gain access to fun reading activities, book excerpts, videos, and more. Most importantly, every minute read and entered on the Challenge website counts as kids work together to reach Give Back minute milestones. Through the power of kids helping kids, Scholastic and United Way will donate at least 200,000 free books to kids in need across the country.

Today, kids are 12 million minutes away from hitting 100 million minutes, which will unlock the third and final book donation. Research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report: 7th Edition, shows that more than half (59%) of all kids ages 6–17 say “I really enjoy reading books over the summer.” Even if the school year has already started, it’s still summer at Scholastic, so now is the perfect time to encourage parents, teachers, and students in your district, school, and community to continue to enjoy the joy of reading together and enter their minutes from the entire summer. Every minute read counts toward this exciting 100 million minute milestone!

At the end of the summer, Scholastic will recognize the top school in each state as “Best in State,” as well as the top 10 libraries and community partners nationwide overall with the most minutes read. The Challenge closes on Friday, September 6th.

Visit today to participate, and learn more about the full Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza campaign at