Our 5 Favorite Scholastic Reads this Summer!

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I can’t believe it’s the last day of August. Where has summer gone? Of course I didn’t get a chance to do half the things I wanted to do but we did stay busy! We traveled all over New England and spent time on several beaches down the coast, we all went to our very first Red Sox game, and Daddy was even able to take every Wednesday off! It was a great summer and we made so many great memories!

Summer fun 2015

This summer we’ve done a lot of reading, especially Gavin! All my boys have always had a love for reading, but thanks to the Scholastic Summer Reading Program we’ve really taken our reading at home seriously. Gavin has been able to read an hour or more every day with the exception of a few days. We just finished logging all of Gavin’s minutes in and he was so proud of himself when he saw he read a total of 4200 minutes this summer! FORTY TWO HUNDRED MINUTES!

minutes logged

FORTY TWO HUNDRED MINUTES! That’s a total of 70 hours! Never did we think we’d hit such a high number of minutes but I’m so proud of him for doing it! He read before bed, on the hammock outside, he read in the car, on the beach, and he even read while on vacation! I’m so very proud of all he’s accomplished this summer! I love knowing that he’s heading back into school fully prepared!

Our 5 Favorite Scholastic Summer Reads


We were asked to share our favorite books that we read this summer. Gavin has been reading chapter books and loving it while Sawyer loves bright, cheerful books. I had them pick out 5 books and tell me in just 5 words why they love them so much!

Magic Tree House Chapter Book Series: “A fun adventure always waiting.”

Captain Underpants Chapter Book Series: “Too funny to stop reading.”

Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Chapter book Series: “Fun and easy to read.”

There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly! Paperback: “Don’t let her eat you!”

I Love You Because You’re You Book: “Always ends with good hugs!”


The dog days of summer have begun! And with them comes “brain drain” season, when endless summer activities and distractions take the place of reading time. Scholastic’s Maggie McGuire has 5 easy tips for making reading a priority for your child, like setting a weekly minutes goal, reserving special time to read together as a family, and celebrating reading accomplishments. It’s not too late to get your kids reading.

Brothers reading together

My favorite thing we started this summer that I will definitely be doing moving forward is having Gavin read to Sawyer. Every night before we get ready for bed Gavin has to read one book to Sawyer. Since it’s not a long chapter book it’s usually a book they find funny or silly. It’s really helped bring them together this summer!

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge & Power Up with Energizer

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Prizes include a family trip to New York City, a Scholastic Study Corner Makeover, a tablet with Scholastic apps, a library of Scholastic books and more! Everyone who plays can also download free digital stories for their family.


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  1. vickie couturier says

    love your choices,my grandsons would love those as well,i love to watch them reading

  2. Way to rock those minutes read! That is awesome! My kids love the captain Underpants comics.

  3. I love all of these. Captain Underpants was always a popular choice in our house.

  4. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says

    Those are terrific suggestions. I remember Captain Underpants from when my oldest was younger!

  5. We are fans of a few of these books. I will have to check out the others this school year. The kids love to read.

  6. Brittany W says

    My little brother and I used to love the Magic Treehouse series. I also remember reading about the old lady who swallowed a fly! I try to instill a love of reading in the kids that I babysit. They have started liking Diary of a Wimpy Kid and I bet they would like Captain Underpants too.

  7. I have loved how much my kids have read this summer! The Caption Underpants books are a favorite in our house.

  8. My sister-in-law worked for Scholastic for awhile. I think she liked it. We get their books often.

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