Today is an important day for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge; educators can now build their classrooms and pre-register their students to participate! But this isn't any regular pre-registration day.
This year, the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is now open to libraries and community partners! These groups will now have access to the classroom dashboard where they too can create "classrooms," register participating kids, keep track of their reading progress, and access free summer reading resources and booklists across all ages in both English and Spanish.
Educators, libraries, and community partners can visit scholastic.com/summer to get started.
Schools will read to earn the title of "Best in State" and the top 5 libraries and top 5 community partners with most minutes read nationwide will earn special recognition.
Kids begin logging their reading minutes on the site starting Monday, May 8th. During this time, kids and families will have access to access to 18 reading activities, including games, quizzes and videos based on popular children’s books. Parents and caregivers can access free summer reading resources, including booklists across all ages in both English and Spanish.
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme is “Happy Camper: Take a Reading Adventure,” which comes to life on the website with custom Dog Man illustrations from bestselling Captain Underpants creator and Summer Reading Global Ambassador Dav Pilkey, and other beloved Scholastic character illustrations, including Clifford the Big Red Dog®, Harry Potter, Geronimo Stilton and Ms. Frizzle.
And don’t forget! Educators are invited to enter the Dav Pilkey Summer Reading Educator Contest for a chance to win a set of 500 books for their school to help kick off students’ summer reading. One eligible school from each U.S. state, territory, and D.C. will receive a variety of popular Scholastic titles. To enter, click here.