Scholastic Parents Night is a virtual event series that helps parents with all of their book-themed needs—book recommendations, advice on how to keep kids engaged with reading, learn-at-home tips, and more. Each event is co-hosted by indie bookstores around the country, hosted by a moderator and led by an all-star team of Scholastic editors, authors, and education experts. We hope you’ll join us at our next event!

Watch Scholastic Parents Night: The Power of Summer Reading

School's out!


At Scholastic Parents Night: The Power of Summer Reading, a virtual panel of Scholastic authors, education experts, and booksellers will give tips and book recommendations that will keep kids excited to read all summer long!


Be sure to tune in for:

  • A book recommendation speed-round with an indie bookseller - Ask for recommendations based on your child's likes and needs!
  • Interviews with beloved authors Varian Johnson (Twins and The Parker Inheritance) and Kelly Yang (The Front Desk series)
  • Tips and tricks to keep your kids reading all summer - and loving it!
  • Swag! Attendees who visit the store after the event will receive a goodie bag (on a first come, first serve basis), and all attendees will receive digital activities, brochures and more!


About the Panelists:

Moderator John Schu: Host of Book Joy Live, author of the popular blog Watch. Read. Connect. and Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs.


Varian Johnson: Award-winning author of several books for children and young adults, including The Parker Inheritance and Twins, illustrated by Shannon Wright.


Lauren Savage: Co-founder and owner of the Reading Bug Bookstore and Reading Bug Box in San Carlos, California and narrator of the Reading Bug Adventures story and music podcast.


Lizette Serrano: VP of Educational Marketing at Scholastic, Co-founder of the Power of Story initiative and a 2021 Summer Reading Ambassador.


Kelly Yang: Author of the award-winning Front Desk series and founder of The Kelly Yang project.



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Thank you to our participating bookstores!

4 Kids Books & Toys Zionsville IN
Adventure Bound Books Morganton NC
Andersons Larchmont Larchmont NY
Apotheosis Comics  St. Louis MO
Arcadia Books Spring Green WI
Archiva New York NY
Bethany Beach Booms Bethany Beach  DE
Beyond Barcodes Bookstore Kokomo IN
Blue Manatee Literacy Project Cincinnati OH
Bobzbay Bloomington IL
Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza Albany NY
Bookbug Kalamazoo MI
Bookends & Beginnings Evanston IL
Bookish Linden NJ
Bookish: An Indie Shop For Folks Who Read Fort Smith AR
Bookmiser Marietta GA
BookPeople  Austin TX
Books and Crannies Martinsville VA
Books With A Past Mt. Airy MD
BookSmart Morgan Hill CA
Bookstore1Sarasota Sarasota FL
Boulder Book Store Boulder CO
Brain Lair Books South Bend IN
Brave + Kind Bookshop Dectaur GA
Brown Babies Books Chicago IL
Caprichos Books Berlin MD
Center for Fiction Brooklyn NY
chapter2books Hudson WI
Community Book Center New Orleans LA
Concord Bookshop Concord MA
Conquer Books Brooklyn NY
Copper Dog Books Beverly MA
Detroit Book City Southfield MI
Dog Ear Books Russellville AR
East City Bookshop Washington D.C.
Face in a Book El Dorado Hills CA
Fairfield University Bookstore Fairfield  CT
Gathering Volumes Perrysburg OH
Gottwals Books Byron GA
Hartfield Book Company Monticello IL
Harvey's Tales Geneva IL
HearthFire Books and Treats Evergreen CO
Hicklebee's San Jose CA
Hooray for Books! Alexandria VA
Inspired Learning Bookshop Yacolt WA
Kew & Willow Books Kew Gardens NY
Kicks Mix Bookstore  NEWARK OH
Kismet Books Verona WI
Let's Play Books Bookstore  Emmaus PA
Linden Tree Books Los Altos CA
Little Shop of Stories Decatur GA
Main Point Books Wayne PA
Main Street Reads Summerville SC
Montana Book Co. Helena MT
Moon Palace Books Minneapolis MN
Next Page Books & Nosh Frisco CO
Octavia Books New Orleans LA
Odyssey Bookshop South Hadley MA
One More Page Books Arlington VA
Open Book Bookstore Elkins Park PA
Page after Page Bookstore Elizabeth City NC
{pages} a bookstore Manhattan Beach CA
Read Early And Daily (READ) Arlington VA
Redwood Books Coconut creek  FL
Righton Books St Simons Island GA
Riverstone Books Pittsburgh PA
San Marco Books and More Jacksonville FL
San Marino Toy & Book Shoppe San Marino CA
Scrawl Books  Reston VA
Scuppernong Books Greensboro NC
Second Flight Books Lafayette IN
Second Star to the Right Books Denver CO
Source Booksellers  Detroit MI
Storybook Cove Hanover MA
Sunshine Book Co Clermont FL
Swamp Fox Bookstore & Swamp Fox Kids Marion IA
Tatnuck Bookseller Westborough MA
The Book Dragon Shop Staunton VA
The Book Mark (Polymathy, Inc) Neptune Beach FL
The Book Stall Winnetka IL
The Book Store Appleton WI
The Bookary Inc Glendale NY
The Bookish Society Des Plaines IL
The Bookloft Great Barrington MA
The Brewster Book Store Brewster MA
The Country Bookshop Southern Pines NC
The Dock Bookshop Fort Worth TX
The Doylestown Bookshop Doylestown PA
The Frugal Frigate Redlands CA
The Haunted Book Shop Mobile AL
The Ivy Bookshop Baltimore MD
The Little Book Store Clayton NY
The Seminary Co-op Bookstores Chicago IL
The Storybook Garden Weslaco  TX
The Treehouse Reading and Arts Center New York Mills  NY
Three Sisters Books & Gifts Shelbyville IN
Titcomb's Bookshop East Sandwich MA
Towne Book Center Collegeville PA
towne center books pleasanton CA
Turning Page Bookshop Goose Creek SC
Turning the Page Monroe CT
UC San Diego Bookstore La Jolla CA
Vermont Book Shop Middlebury VT
Viewpoint Books Columbus IN
Vintage Books Vancouver WA
Watermark Books & Cafe Wichita KS
Whitelam Books Reading MA
Winchester Book Gallery Winchester VA
Writer's Block Bookstore - Winter Garden Winter Garden FL
Writer's Block Bookstore - Winter Park Winter Park FL