"Research shows that kids who do not read during the summer months are more likely to fall victim to the "summer slide" — the learning loss that takes place during the long break from school. Parents say summer reading helps their child during the school year mainly because it helps keep their kid’s brain active and that reading requires constant practice." - Scholastic
The Scholastic Summer Reading Program is a free, online reading opportunity designed to encourage reading all summer long in an effort to avoid such learning losses.
The 2021 summer reading program is available April 26th through September 3rd.
How to Participate:
1. REGISTER: Create a free account on Scholastic Home Base, a digital destination with full books, live events, and games. Create an avatar to explore a world of wonderful books and characters.
2. READ, READ, READ: Browse your own books or pick from a list of suggested books based on age.
3. RECORD: Write down your reading streaks in the Read-a-Palooza zone within Home Base. By keeping reading streaks, kids will unlock a donation of 100,000 books from Scholastic to Save the Children, an organization that helps kids in rural America gain access to literature.
Discover something new every day!
MONDAYS: Enjoy behind-the-scenes tidbits from authors, illustrators, editors, and game developers.
TUESDAYS: Participate in a LIVE Wings of Fire meetup for fans starting at 2pm MT.
WEDNESDAYS: Join LIVE creative writing sessions on Event Island starting at 11am MT.
THURSDAYS: Geek out over LIVE meet and greets with your favorite authors on Event Island starting at 1pm MT. Examples include the following authors:
- May 20th: Kelly Yang (Front Desk, Three Keys)
- June 3rd: Varian Johnson (Twins, The Great Greene Heist)
- July 15th: Sayantani DasGupta (Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond)
- August 12th: Lauren Tarshis (I Survived)
- August 26th: Ann M. Martin (The Baby-sitter’s Club)
FRIDAYS: Get a sneak peek of anticipated new books that are slated to release this fall.