As summer begins to wind down, there’s still time for kids to participate in the Scholastic Summer Reading program on Scholastic Home Base — a free, annual initiative to keep kids motivated to read all summer long while expanding critical access to books!
To learn more about the Scholastic Summer Reading program, visit: www.scholastic.com/summer
This fun, free, and digitally safe program provides free e-books and opportunities for kids to interact with authors via virtual events.
A few weeks ago, kids participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading program charted enough Reading Streaks™ to unlock a donation of 100,000 books to kids with limited or no access. The books provided by Scholastic are being distributed to children across rural America by Save the Children.
Now through September 3, kids can continue to access tons of engaging, free content including full e-books, read-aloud videos, and virtual author events every Thursday beginning at 3 pm EST. Upcoming events include:
- August 5: Jess Keating (BunBun & BonBon, Elements of Genius)
- August 12: Lauren Tarshis (I Survived)
- August 19: Tom Angleberger (Geronimo Stilton Graphic Novel)
- August 26: Ann M. Martin (The Baby-Sitter’s Club)
And at any time, kids can share reading progress by downloading and printing custom reports to show caregivers and educators.
Independent reading year-round is essential for continued academic success. According to findings from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™, 94% of parents agree that reading books over the summer will help their child during the school year, and according to the Scholastic Teacher & Principal School Report, educators overwhelmingly agree (99%), reading books for fun supports students’ academic success.
Photo caption: K–7 students in Cocke County, TN, participating in Save the Children’s summer learning programs enjoyed a read aloud during a summer literacy event. At the event, kids also selected books to add to their home libraries, made possible by the donation of 100,000 books from Scholastic, distributed by Save the Children. Photo credit is attributed to Shawn Millsaps Photography.