Welcome to Summer Reading on Home Base!

May 9 - August 19, 2022

The Scholastic Summer Reading program offers kids an exciting, free, and safe summer reading experience, while helping to provide books to kids with limited or no access over the summer, keeping every child reading.

A Fun, Free Program for Kids!

From May 9 through August 19, kids can visit the summer zone in Scholastic Home Base, a completely free digital destination which offers stories, characters, games, and a community of readers. Home Base is moderated for safety 24/7.

Visit Home Base

By creating an account on Home Basekids can join a community of readers and will be able to read books and stories; attend weekly author events; interact with their favorite characters; play book-based games and activities; join dance parties; and more!

 

Sign up for Home Base and visit the Summer Reading zone to start your reading streaks today!

Keep a Reading Streak

Kids will be able to track their summer reading by reading every day and maintaining a Reading Streak in Home Base.

 

The longer a child extends their reading streak, the more digital experiences they earn! Kids can read any book of their choice and download and print a report of their reading progress at any time.

Help Donate Books

By keeping reading streaks in Home Base, kids will help unlock a donation of 100,000 books from Scholastic to Save the Children. The books will go to kids in rural America with limited or no access to books.

A Fun, Free Program for Kids!

From May 9 through August 19, kids can visit the summer zone in Scholastic Home Base, a completely free digital destination which offers stories, characters, games, and a community of readers. Home Base is moderated for safety 24/7.

Visit Home Base

By creating an account on Home Basekids can join a community of readers and will be able to read books and stories; attend author events; interact with their favorite characters; play book-based games and activities; join dance parties; and more!

 

Sign up for Home Base and visit the Summer Reading zone to start your Reading Streak™ today!

Keep a Reading Streak™

Kids will be able to track their summer reading by reading every day and maintaining a Reading Streak™ in Home Base.

 

The longer a child extends their Reading Streak™, the more digital experiences they earn! Kids can read any book of their choice and download and print a report of their reading progress at any time.

Help Donate Books

By keeping Reading Streaks™ in Home Base, kids will help unlock a donation of 100,000 books from Scholastic to Save the Children. The books will go to kids in rural America with limited or no access to books.

A Fun, Free Program for Kids!

From May 9 through August 19, kids can visit the summer zone in Scholastic Home Base, a completely free digital destination which offers stories, characters, games, and a community of readers. Home Base is moderated for safety 24/7.

Visit Home Base

By creating an account on Home Basekids can join a community of readers and will be able to read books and stories; attend weekly author events; interact with their favorite characters; play book-based games and activities; join dance parties; and more!

 

Sign up for Home Base and visit the Summer Reading zone to start your reading streaks today!

Keep a Reading Streak

Kids will be able to track their summer reading by reading every day and maintaining a Reading Streak in Home Base.

 

The longer a child extends their reading streak, the more digital experiences they earn! Kids can read any book of their choice and download and print a report of their reading progress at any time.

Help Donate Books

By keeping reading streaks in Home Base, kids will help unlock a donation of 100,000 books from Scholastic to Save the Children. The books will go to kids in rural America with limited or no access to books.

Vistit Home Base

By creating an account on Home Basekids can join a community of readers and will be able to read books and stories; attend weekly author events; interact with their favorite characters; play book-based games and activities; join dance parties; and more!

 

Sign up for Home Base and visit the Summer Reading zone to start your Reading Streaks™ today!

Keep a Reading Streak™

Kids will be able to track their summer reading by reading every day and maintaining a Reading Streak™ in Home Base.

 

The longer a child extends their Reading Streak™, the more digital experiences they earn! Kids can read any book of their choice and download and print a report of their reading progress at any time.

Help Donate Books

By keeping Reading Streaks™ in Home Base, kids will help unlock a donation of 100,000 books from Scholastic to Save the Children. The books will go to kids in rural America with limited or no access to books.

Join Home Base and Start your Reading Streak™!

Download Home Base today to participate in Summer Reading!

Meet New Authors Every Month! 

Meet your favorite authors in live, virtual events!  Visit Home Base at the designated times to join. 

May

May 18 at 3:00pm EST

Claribel Ortega

Author of

Witchlings and Ghost Squad

Kwame Mbalia

Author of 

Last Gate of the Emperor

June

May 18 at 3:00pm EST

Author TBD

Author of TBD

Author TBD

Author of TBD

July

Date TBD

Author TBD

Author of TBD

Author TBD

Author of TBD

August

Date TBD

Author TBD

Author of TBD

Author TBD

Author of TBD

Stay tuned for event announcements!

May

May 18 at 3:00pm EST

Claribel Ortega

Author of

Witchlings and Ghost Squad

Kwame Mbalia

Author of 

Last Gate of the Emperor

Meet New Authors Every Month! 

Visit Home Base at the time of these virtual, live events to join.

May

May 18 at 3:00pm EST

Claribel Ortega

Author of 

Witchlings and Ghost Squad

Kwame Mbalia

Author of 

Last Gate of the Emperor

June

Date TBD

Author TBD

Author of TBD

Author TBD

Author of TBD

July

Date TBD

Author TBD

Author of TBD

Author TBD

Author of TBD

August

Date TBD

Author TBD

Author of TBD

Author TBD

Author of TBD

Stay tuned for event announcements!

Join our Daily Activities in Home Base!

Activities run every week from May 16 through August 19

Download the Summer Reading Activity Booklet!

Includes 8 activities featuring favorite characters!

Parents, Teachers, and Librarians:

Learn more about Home Base Educational and Safety Features

Home Base employs multiple safeguards to protect children online. Find out more by visiting our Parents and Educators page. 

The Ultimate Summer Reading Guide for Parents

Get book recommendations and reading tips for kids of all ages. Help your child continue to read and learn this summer!

Enter the Scholastic Summer Reading Sweepstakes

100 WINNERS will receive a drawstring bag full of Scholastic books

* Books featured not guaranteed in prize pack

 NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter by August 31, 2022. Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) over the age of 18, who are a parent/legal guardian of children 15 and under. Void where prohibited. For official rules, click here.

Need Help Getting Started?

Head to the Home Base help page to learn how to create an account, login, and start exploring!

 

We also have video tutorials that walk you through Home Base, from the basics to the full features.

Every Child Deserves the Opportunity to Learn

Working across rural America, Save the Children's education experts help children get ready for kindergarten and achieve critical reading milestones.

 

Join Home Base!

Start your Reading Streak™ now!

Get Ready for Summer Reading on Home Base!

From May 9 through August 19, kids can visit the summer zone in Scholastic Home Base, a free digital destination which offers stories, characters, games, and a community of readers. Home Base is moderated for safety 24/7. 

 

 

Join Home Base

By creating an account on Home Base, kids can join a community of readers and will be able to read books and stories; attend author events; interact with their favorite characters; play book-based games and activities; join dance parties; and more!

 

Keep a Reading Streak™

Kids will be able to track their summer reading by maintaining a Reading Streak in Home Base. The longer a child extends their reading streak, the more digital experiences they earn!  Kids can read any book of their choice and download and print a report of their reading progress at any time.

Help Donate Books

By keeping reading streaks in Home Base, kids will unlock a donation of 100,000 books from Scholastic to Save the Children for kids in rural America with limited or no access to books.

How to Join

To participate you must download or play the Home Base app which is available on these platforms:

How do readers create an account for/log in to home base?

 

  1. Go to scholastic.com/homebase or download “Home Base by Scholastic” from the App Store or Google Play. 
  2. Click the PLAY NOW button.
  3. Click PLAY.
  4. On this page, kids can sign in with an existing Scholastic Kids site account, or create a new one.
    • If they sign in, they'll be taken directly to Home Base
    • To create a new account: Click the REGISTER NOW button
  5. Fill out Step 1 to create a username, then click NEXT.
  6. Enter an email address, create a password, then click REGISTER
  7. They'll get a confirmation email at the email address they provided, and they will be taken to Home Base!

 

Need more information?

Head to our FAQ area to learn how to create an account, login, and start exploring!

Summer Reading Event Schedule

Author Events

  • May Event
    • Authors & Date TDB

 

  • June Event
    • Authors & Date TDB

 

  • July Event
    • Authors & Date TDB

 

  • August Event
    • Authors & Date TDB

 

 

Weekly Events

 

  • MONDAY: Summer Book Promos [Newsfeed]
    • Newsfeed post dedicated to one book on our retail summer promotions list a week. Offers 5-6 pages of excerpt using the 3-panel comic format.

 

  • TUESDAY: Wings of Fire Meetups with Admin Becky
    • Weekly fan meetups for 30 minutes. Event activities include trivia, fun facts, and more.

 

  • WEDNESDAY: Writing RPG events with Admin Gavin
    • Weekly storytelling RPG. What will happen next?!

 

  • THURSDAY: Trivia event with Admin Becky
    • Weekly themed trivia! Examples: Dog Man trivia, The Bad Guys trivia, historical I Survived-themed trivia

 

  • FRIDAY: Fanart Feature Friday [Newsfeed]
    • Five featured pieces of art from the Newsfeed shared and pinned in one post at the top of the feed.

 

 

 

What is Home Base?

Scholastic Home Base is a SAFE, FREE 3D interactive world dedicated to keeping kids engaged with favorite stories through book-based games, live author events, and a large community of readers.

 

In Home Base, kids can:

  • Explore beloved stories, interact with favorite characters, and discover their next must-reads 

  • Play games inspired by popular books

  • Reinforce skills like geography, astronomy, physics, spelling, writing, and more!

  • Meet Scholastic authors in live digital events

  • Express creativity through writing stories and creating comics

  • Connect with other readers via filtered chat

 

Is Home Base safe?

Yes! Home Base employs multiple safeguards to protect children online, including 24/7 human moderation and a sophisticated automated filter to ensure content safety. Additionally, the Home Base admins model and encourage positive digital engagement, providing a great introduction for kids to internet safety.