Summer Reading Program

Get kids reading this summer!

Statistics show that reading less during the summer can result in significant learning setbacks. So how can you make sure your students are reading this summer?

Check out the two videos on the right as John Schumacher, “Mr. Schu,” and Donalyn Miller, "The Book Whisperer,” make summer reading suggestions. Learn about the power and importance of summer reading and take a look at some of the books featured on this season's book fairs.

Make a summer LEAP with a Summer Reading Book Fair!
Host a Scholastic Summer Reading Book Fair at your school between April 2 and June 29 to provide students access to hundreds of books they're sure to love.

Try the summer reading calculator! Estimate how many minutes your students will read this summer.

Choice matters!
When kids get to choose and read books they love, reading doesn’t feel like practice—it feels like fun! Encourage students to pick four or more books from the Book Fair so they have plenty for summer reading.

Access to books together with family engagement and teacher support enables all students to avoid the summer slide and, instead, make a summer leap!

Dr. Ernest Morrell, Coyle Professor in Literacy Education, University of Notre Dame Institute for Educational Initiative

Join the reading challenge!
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online and mobile reading program, helps kids discover the power and joy of reading during the summer. As kids log their reading minutes, they will unlock weekly milestones, earn digital rewards, and gain access to fun activities and more.
Combine your spring Book Fair with the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge to keep students reading this summer. Registration opens April 9 and the Challenge begins May 7!