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Your Kids Can Take a Reading Adventure!

Motivate your kids with great book recommendations, foster a love of reading during the summer months, and keep your child's skills sharp all year long with The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Resources

Page-Turning Summer Book Lists for Every Age

Summer Reading Challenge Activities

More Summer Book Lists

Experts recommend these baby-friendly tales and board-book editions of classic stories to start your child on the road to reading.
Warm days are the perfect time to curl up under a shady tree with your pre-reader and one of these sunny picture books!
These read-alouds are the perfect way to get your 3- to 5-year-old giggling.
Surprising and interactive, these pop-up books will have your early elementary readers leaping with excitement.
Got the summertime blues? Your favorite doctor’s classic tales are the perfect remedy – good for all-ages, whether reading aloud or to yourself!
Classic characters can become lifelong pals to early readers.
Bring your family together with these celebrated tales that appeal to all ages.
If it creeps and crawls your little one is sure to love it!
Whether your grade-schooler is going away or camping in the backyard, these tales will inspire them.
These great books are from larger series your kids will savor all summer long.
Help your child fill a boring day or boost a bad mood with these laugh-out-loud titles.
Whether on the sandy shore or a comfy couch - these reads are sure to help independent readers fill their summer days with excitement.
Discover mysteries seen and unseen with fiction and nonfiction about the natural world, biology, chemistry, and more.
Whether your adolescent is a starting pitcher or simply a devoted fan, these novels, histories, and reference books will hit a grand slam.
Whether at the beach, in the park or in their room, these exciting tales will place your tween on the road to adventure.
These beloved, time-tested novels and often-controversial classics have become reading rites of passage.
50 Must-Read Picture Books for Summer Break
Use this favorite summer activity to spark interest in books.
Summer is hot. Cool down with these cold-weather reads.

Reading Motivation That Works

It’s not easy to get kids to WANT to read in the summer, but these five ways will put them on track.
Especially during summer months, reading takes many shapes and forms.
It's hard to get into a regular schedule in the summer, but you can do it!
6 tricky ways to support your super-reluctant reader with last-minute summer reading.
Encourage your kids to read this summer with advice from these helpful librarians.
Find 9 parent-tested tips for encouraging your child to read all summer long.
Summer’s leisurely pace is a hot time to build your child’s interest in books. Here’s how to do it.

Pick the Right Books for Your Child

Letting children choose what they want to read helps foster a lifelong love for reading. Here are book lists and resources to help you choose the right books for your child at every age and stage.
Get book recommendations to build a library of titles your child will remember forever.
Learn how to pick titles for babies and toddlers.
Find the best books for your pre-reader’s budding library.
Select the best reads for early elementary schoolers.
Tempt your preteen with a range of reading materials.
Reading lists: Expand the literary horizons of your book-lover with great reading lists.
Inspire a love for reading with children's books that will interest your child and suit his skills.
Kick off summer reading with a book review party and swap.

Reading Help

Use these helpful sleuthing techniques to crack the code of reading.
Savor special story times — they are good for you and your kids.
Give your beginning reader a boost with lots of shared reading.
Why etiquette and politeness may breed good reading skills.
What happens at that magical moment when your child grasps the amazing power of words?
Use audio books to bring life and depth to your child’s reading experience.

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