Scholastic Summer Reading

Scholastic Summer Reading

AT–A–GLANCE
WHAT IS IT?

The Scholastic Summer Reading program offers kids an exciting, free, and safe summer reading experience while helping to provide books to kids with limited or no access over the summer, keeping every child reading.

WHY SUMMER READING?

Ninety-four percent of parents agree reading over the summer can help their child during the school year (KFRR).
Six-in-ten teachers (62%) share that they notice a summer slide among their students in the 2019–20 academic year and among pre-K–5 teachers, this is even higher at 69% (TPSR).

ON THE WEB

scholastic.com/summer

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MORE INFORMATION

Alex Wladich
awladich@scholastic.com
(212) 965-7353

IN THE NEWS

KIDSCREEN
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge expands program for US public libraries and community organizations to sign up kids

NPR (WHYY-AM)
Local dual language school wins the title of “Best in State” for the 2017 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge offers a special educator contest to help build school libraries


“More than half (59%) of all kids ages 6–17 say, “I really enjoy reading books over the summer.”

Kids & Family Reading Report™, 7th Edition


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Scholastic Summer Reading

What is the Scholastic Summer Reading program?

Reading has the power to create positive change. The Scholastic Summer Reading program not only offers kids an exciting, free, and safe summer reading experience, but also provides them with an opportunity to make a difference by helping to unlock a donation of 100,000 books to kids with limited or no access over the summer. Help kids make a difference and join the Scholastic Summer Reading program!

Key Dates:

  • Monday, April 26: Scholastic Summer Reading officially begins; kids can start tracking Reading Streaks™ in Home Base; adults can access free resources
  • Friday, September 3: The Scholastic Summer Reading program concludes

How to participate!

We are excited to share a fun and safe kids experience on Scholastic Home Base, a free digital destination which offers stories, characters, and games, in a safe community for readers! While in the Scholastic Home Base summer zone, kids can:

  • Make a difference by starting and keeping Reading Streaks™ to unlock a donation of 100,000 print books from Scholastic, distributed to kids across the country with limited or no access
  • Read select, full e-books and watch author read-alouds
  • Meet their favorite Scholastic characters and engage with priority authors in special virtual events
  • Make friends with fellow readers and earn virtual rewards
  • Print reading achievement reports to share with their parents or educators

For Adults:

  • Adults can go to scholastic.com/summer for free summer reading resources, including book lists, articles, podcasts, and more.
  • Since the kids experience will live in Scholastic Home Base, all printable reports will come from your child/student. This means all adults will have to request any progress reports directly from the child/student. All reports are easily accessible and printable through their Home Base dashboard.

The Summer Reading Community Online 

  • Kids will collectively unlock book donations in Scholastic Home Base by starting and keeping Reading Streaks™. As kids collect reading streaks, Scholastic will donate 100,000 books to kids in need via Save the Children.

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