#SummerReading in August: Get kids "reading ready" for school

Michael Barrett  //  Aug 8, 2017

#SummerReading in August: Get kids "reading ready" for school

As summer comes to a close, we want to remind families that independent reading time during the summer is very important to help kids get "reading ready" for the new school year.

To keep kids motivated to read during the "dog days of summer," the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is kicking-off “Minute Mania Month.” During this month-long campaign (August 8 - September 8), kids can backlog their reading minutes from the ENTIRE summer. 

"Minute Mania Month" is especially helpful for kids who have been tracking their summer reading minutes on paper or using another tracking system. Throughout Minute Mania Month, kids will have the chance to:

  • Revisit past weekly logs and easily add minutes they forgot to enter over the summer. 
  • Log more minutes during the last days of summer for a chance to have his or her school earn the title of "Best in State" and have his or her school be featured in the 2018 Scholastic Book of World Records. 
  • Help their local public library or community organization earn special recognition as a "Top Library" or "Top Community Partner."

To learn more, visit www.scholastic.com/summer and follow the latest updates on social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram #summerreading.