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The Art of Read Every Day

Check out 13 works of art that inspire a love for reading, plus fun activity ideas to do with your kids!
on November 22, 2013

We're big champions of kids' literacy at Scholastic, and we're always looking for ways to increase awareness of the importance of kids' daily independent reading in order to succeed in school and in life. As a way to celebrate and inspire teachers, parents, and kids to read every day, we recently launched a collection of 13 one-of-a-kind pieces of art by acclaimed children's book illustrators who created their personal interpretation of Scholastic's global reading message, "Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life."

We're so excited to share these works of art that feature some of today's most beloved literary characters in situations that express such a wide range of emotions about the joy of reading.

My boys love Jeff Kinney's Wimpy Kid illustration that has kids diving into a pool of great books. The "book pit" is just as much fun as the ball pit for kids!  

I love Judy Schachner's whimsical illustration of kids and animals taking off to fantastical places with one of my very favorite characters Skippyjon Jones.  
Each illustration has its own unique interpretation of where reading takes you – just like kids do.

Activity idea: Have your kids illustrate their own interpretation of what "Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life" means to them, and I'm positive you'll be taken away to places far and wide and fantastical and magical. Blow them up into posters for their rooms or gift cards for the holidays – or make a 12-month illustrated calendar of the places they go when they read. Priceless.

Enter for a chance to win one of these posters! Email us at between November 22 and November 29, and let us know which poster you like best. Read the full sweepstakes rules here.

You can also check out all 13 "Read Every Day" illustrations in our virtual art gallery at Posters and 2014 illustrated calendars are also available for purchase exclusively through The Scholastic Store Online and in the New York City Scholastic Store, with net proceeds benefiting Reach Out and Read, the non-profit organization that helps implement early-childhood literacy awareness during a child's regular medical office visits.

Happy Reading!

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