Our Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge {Plus, Giveaway}

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I can’t believe we just ended our first full month out of school. It’s been crazy here but we’ve been making sure to stay on top of our scholastic summer reading challenge and read as often as we possibly can. July is our busiest month due to vacations, summer camps, and all our fun little day trips.

Now in its 9th year, the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program dedicated to stopping the “summer slide” by encouraging kids to read throughout the summer months when school is out. This year’s challenge theme is “Power Up & Read,” powered by ENERGIZER®.

Gavin reading outside with scholastic

Just because we’re busy doesn’t mean that we can’t find time for all that fun reading! Did you know that kids that don’t read during the summer can fall behind in their reading levels? I don’t know about your kids but I know mine take their level of reading as a level of achievement. Each new stage is a badge of honor and they work really hard to achieve their goals. The last thing you want to do is have them fall behind!

Gavin at the library

Since we’ve ready through many of our books and we’re always looking for some fresh stories we love to go to the library and pick new books out. Not only does it add some fresh pages but it provides us with an afternoon of fun without spending any money. Gavin has found so many new series he likes by borrowing the first book of the series using his library card. If you have a fast reader like him you can spend a lot of money on those big series. The library is a great way to keep your kids reading at any budget. If you’re looking for a good series I really recommend The Magic Tree House & the Junie B. Jones book series.

Sawyer Reading Books Outside Scholastic Summer ReadingGavin reading outside with scholastic

We aren’t tracking Sawyer’s minutes this year but since I’m really trying to push Gavin to enjoy reading, I’ve pushed Sawyer to enjoy quiet time with some books as well. Sawyer had fallen out of enjoying books about a year ago and seeing his older brothers reading regularly has really helped encourage him to give them another chance.

Sawyer reading his library books for his scholastic summer reading challenge

We have a paper log that Gavin keeps in a folder along with a few other papers and he logs all his minutes after each reading session. He also uses it to help track all the titles he’s read. One of his regular reading assignments is to read to Sawyer. Since they are short one time reads it’s a great way to go over the make sure we don’t pull out the same book twice. It’s also good for a list of what books we’ve already borrowed from the library.

Gavin adding his Monday Minutes up for Scholastic summer reading

 Monday Minute Goals#MondayMinuteGoals

In an effort to log as many minutes as possible through the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge AND to break the world record for summer reading, Scholastic is setting special weekly goals for young readers. Every Monday we’ll be announcing a #MondayMinutesGoal, the number of minutes for kids to read together in one week (by the following Monday).

Whether your child or student is reading independently or together with you, let’s share their success and keep the momentum going! Here’s how:

  • Have your child log his/her minutes on the SRC website or on a paper log/piece of paper
  • Take a picture of him/her proudly displaying their minutes
  • Share it on social using #MondayMinutesGoal and #SummerReading! (See mine here)

Logged reading hours

We have even had fun mixing our books with fun activities! The Magic School Bus is a cartoon my boys love to watch to finding a fun book that also had a game to talk all about the same the same topic- electricity, was so much fun!

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  1. My almost 5 year old and I are currently reading Fancy Nancy books.

  2. Denise M says

    My daughter is almost 5 and we are reading Pippi Longstocking

  3. vickie couturier says

    the oldest grandson is 10 and reading harry potter

  4. Austin Baroudi says

    My daughter isn’t reading yet. I do all the reading for her and she is 2.

  5. Lauren says

    My daughter is 8 and she likes to read Magic Treehouse books.

  6. Marissa M says

    We love magic treehouse!

  7. sandra says

    I think one of the percy Jackson books

  8. Amanda Alvarado says

    Right now she isn’t reading anything in particular but she has a couple of Princess Ponies books that are waiting to be read! She starts back to school on Monday so we’ve been taking a break from the reading and she has been playing with her cousins and friends this week. She already hit her summer goals for school. Oh and she is 7.

  9. Annmarie W. says

    My niece is going into first grade, and has discovered she likes the Mo Willems’ Pigeon books!

  10. My daughter is 9 and is reading a Goosebumps book.

  11. JLin says

    The rainbow fish and my daughter is 4

  12. beth says

    She is 4 and lovers her personalized I see Me book about a farm.

  13. Nataile Brown says

    My grandson is 2 1/2 so he doesn’t really “read”. Although, he loves being read to and looks at his Mickey Mouse books himself. 🙂

  14. katklaw777 says

    My grandson is three and luvs Green Eggs and Ham!

  15. Nannypanpan says

    He’s reading the captain underpants series and he’s 7

  16. Cassandra Eastman says

    My son is 6 and learning to read level 1 learn to read books, he especially enjoys the Berenstain Bears!

  17. janetfaye says

    My granddaughter is 7 and I don’t know what book she is reading but she likes books about animals or funny stories.

  18. Audra O'Hara says

    My daughter is 6 and lately we’ve been reading the National Geographic Big Book of Why. She loves learning about how things work and nature, so I know she would enjoy these books.

  19. Jenny Q. says

    My son is 6 is he is reading a Junie B. Jones book.

  20. Natalie says

    My 13 yr is reading the I Survied series,my 10 yr old is reading wayside school series, and my 7 yr old is reading the little red pen

  21. Nicole Huckins says

    My 10 year old is reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

  22. Monique Rizzo says

    My 13 year old is reading the Maze Runner right now.

  23. Oldest is starting high school and they are reading How To Kill a Mockingbird to do an essay over the summer. The next 2 are reading The Giver and the youngest are reading different reader leveled books.

  24. Linda G. says

    My grandson is 9 and he always has a book in hand, I believe he is reading The Boxcar Children series right now

  25. Wendy Sebastian says

    My 10 year old daughter is reading, “The Lucky Lottery” from the A-Z Mysteries series by Ron Roy. I am going to read it next! 🙂

  26. Terri S. says

    My granddaughter turns 5 years old in several weeks and she is currently reading Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus.

  27. Candie L says

    I wish my kids would read. My oldest just read the Monkey’s Paw for school. Thank you

  28. Kristi C says

    My son is currently reading Percy Jackson and The Lightening Thief. He is nine.

  29. DIANE HAMEL says

    My grandson is 9 and he is reading Harry Potter,,,

  30. Lisa V. says

    My grandchild can’t read by herself yet, but she is learning. Looking to build up her books so when she gets more advanced she’ll have lots of choices.

  31. cheryl says

    My daughter loves to read. Her favorite book and the one in her hand right now is……Raggedy ann and ME.

  32. tina reynolds says

    My son is reading ice dogs right now he is 9 my daughter 8 loves anything princess or fairy tale related and my four year old loves me to read animal books to him

  33. Denise S says

    My eight year old is reading, Man Sponge and Boy Patrick.

  34. McKim says

    My grandson loves Five Little Monkeys. He is four.

  35. Francine Anchondo says

    My daughter is 10 and is reading the 39 clues books.

  36. Abigail says

    My son is almost 5 and is really into the Early Reader books and we just read The Day The Crayons Came Home which was a huge hit!

  37. Susan Smith says

    My son is 16 and he is reading Harry Potter.

  38. Lisa L says

    My son is 6 and enjoys reading his numerous Lego books

  39. trixx says

    My daughter is 3 and not reading yet

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