Take a reading adventure this summer! (+sweepstakes)

Nicole Ortiz  //  Jul 10, 2017

Take a reading adventure this summer! (+sweepstakes)

Summer was always my favorite time of year growing up. As a kid, what was there not to love? The weather was warm and sunny, school was out, and almost every day brought a new adventure. Although my brother and I didn’t always have a place to go, my family always found creative ways to make every day fun and exciting. One thing I remember vividly was my mom bringing home a pink tent—that only I was small enough to fit inside, and in my favorite color—and on hot summer days when the sun was beaming, I would go to my tent with fluffy pillows, a carton of strawberries, a box of crayons, and a stack of books. It was my absolute favorite thing to do. 

Taking summer vacations to new and far-away places is always exciting, but there are also so many fun and creative ways to make memorable summer moments that don’t always require a pool, a plane ticket, or even a car! So to kick-off summer this year, I wanted to share a few different ways for you and your kids to take a reading adventure!

Take a trip to the local ice cream parlor (or make homemade sundaes right in your kitchen!): 

What can you read? –

Groovy Joe: Ice Cream & Dinosaurs (Groovy Joe #1) by Eric Litwin

Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sis

The Sugar and Spice Fairies #2: Esme the Ice Cream Fairy by Daisy Meadows

Tell spooky bedtime stories under a blanket fort:

What can you read? –

Goosebumps SlappyWorld #1: Slappy Birthday to You by R.L. Stine

Can You See What I See? On a Scary Night by Walter Wick

Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Unknown by Jason Haws and Grant Wilson

Get creative with arts & crafts:

What can you read? –

Klutz Tissue Paper Crafts by April Chorba

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

How to Make Awesome Comics by Neill Cameron

Turn the kitchen into a playground and make memories baking together: 

What can you read? –

I'll Wait, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffee Numeroff

Stir It Up: A Novel by Ramin Ganeshram

If you’re feeling inspired to take a reading adventure with your little one(s), make sure to show us by entering our summer sweepstakes! Throughout July, we’re asking our followers to share their reading adventures with us for a chance to win even more books! Each week we choose two lucky winners—and this week, you could be one of them!

It’s easy! Take a picture and share it with us on Twitter (@Scholastic), Instagram (@ScholasticInc), or both using the hashtag #summerreading #readingadventure & #sweepstakes. Click here for official rules.

Adventure on!