There are endless ways to have summer fun, but with the right books, reading will be one of your child's go-to activities during these more relaxed months.
Maintaining a voracious appetite for reading is especially important for kids ages 8 to 10. According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report, the number of kids who read for fun five to seven days per week drops from 57 percent to 35 percent between ages 8 and 9.
You can help your child avoid a reading slump by helping them pick out books that let them explore a wide range of genres, as well as page-turning series books that'll set them on a reading marathon.
One of the best ways to keep kids learning this summer is to join the Scholastic Summer Reading program, a summer reading program designed to develop lifelong readers by encouraging reading for fun during the summer.
To get started, visit the summer zone within Scholastic Home Base, a free digital destination which offers stories, characters, and games, in a safe community for readers! You can register starting April 26 and through September 3.
Plus, while in the Scholastic Home Base summer zone, your child can help unlock book donations for kids with limited or no access to books by starting and keeping “reading streaks." Your child can also engage with best-selling authors during special virtual events, make friends with fellow readers, and more.
Shop our editors' top summer books picks for ages 8 to 10 below! You can find all books and activities at The Scholastic Store.