A Magical Summer of Reading

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Teachers, librarians and community partners: be sure to download all reading minute lists by October 31st!

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2018 Winners

Congratulations to our Best in State Schools, and our Top Libraries and Community Partners!
On mobile? Click here to download a PDF of the winners list.

Best in State Schools

Alabama Mt. Carmel Elementary Huntsville 109,645
Alaska Sand Lake Elementary School Anchorage 35,627
Arizona American Leadership Academy - Ironwood Elementary Queen Creek 744,356
Arkansas The New School Fayetteville 102,674
California Warm Springs Elementary School Fremont 2,793,070
Colorado Prospect Ridge Academy Broomfield 606,590
Connecticut Scotland Elementary School Scotland 183,076
Delaware Wilson Elementary School Newark 472,324
District of Columbia Holy Trinity School Washington, D.C. 13,300
Florida Liberty Park Elementary Greenacres 1,722,744
Georgia Savannah Country Day School Savannah 420,830
Hawaii Laie Elementary School Laie 386,847
Idaho Peregrine Elementary School Meridian 1,463,620
Illinois Walnut Trails Elementary School Shorewood 866,232
Indiana Allisonville Elementary School Indianapolis 452,732
Iowa Resurrection School Dubuque 331,121
Kansas St. Thomas Aquinas School Wichita 218,041
Kentucky Lowe Elementary School Louisville 927,084
Louisana Lisa Park Elementary School Houma 3,265,541
Maine Brewer Community School Brewer 647,009
Maryland Bradley Hills Elementary School Bethesda 626,394
Massachusetts James M. Quinn Elementary School North Dartmouth 1,369,474
Michigan Daisy Brook Elementary Fremont 1,823,895
Minnesota Maranatha Christian Academy Brooklyn Park 516,812
Mississippi Annunciation Catholic School Columbus 782,335
Missouri Spoede Elementary School St. Louis 212,681
Montana Belgrade Middle School Belgrade 56,892
Nebraska Stuart Public School Stuart 1,251,502
Nevada Jan Jones Blackhurst Elementary School Las Vegas 66,148
New Hampshire Rochester Middle School Rochester 289,125
New Jersey Newell Elementary School Allentown 1,544,625
New Mexico University Hills Elementary School Las Cruces 2,018,258
New York Denton Avenue Elementary School New Hyde Park 776,496
North Carolina Ballantyne Elementary School Charlotte 1,284,341
North Dakota Erik Ramstad Middle School Minot 436,791
Ohio Mulberry Elementary School Milford 271,687
Oklahoma Hawthorne Elementary School Oklahoma City 28,349
Oregon Manzanita Elementary School Grants Pass 296,864
Pennsylvania South Elementary School Trappe 1,603,769
Rhode Island Dr. Harry L. Halliwell Memorial School North Smithfield 343,778
South Carolina Oakridge Elementary School Clover 342,851
South Dakota Aberdeen Christian School Aberdeen 153,861
Tennessee Crosswind Elementary School Collierville 1,169,623
Texas H.D. Hilley Elementary School El Paso 4,193,903
Utah Freedom Academy Provo 375,242
Vermont Orwell Village School Orwell 37,142
Virginia Ashburn Elementary School Ashburn 157,932
Washington Sunrise Elementary School Spokane Valley 1,337,501
West Virginia St. Francis Central Catholic School Morgantown 851,165
Wisconsin Riverdale Elementary School Muscoda 468,049
Wyoming Little Snake River Valley School Baggs 63,734
Puerto Rico Robinson School San Juan 21,149
U.S. Virgin Islands Joseph A. Gomez Elementary School St. Thomas 33,901

Top Libraries

Pickford Community Library Pickford, MI 338,057
Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library Edinburg, TX 73,443
Okeechobee County Library Okeechobee, FL 56,989
Gadsden County Public Library System Quincy, FL 2,478
Shawnee Public Library Shawnee, OK 1,631

Top Community Partners

America Reads - Mississippi Jackson, MS 86,248
Hollywood Community Housing Los Angeles, CA 6,300
Greater Lowell YMCA Lowell, MA 6,120

About the Scholastic
Summer Reading Challenge

Why is summer reading important? According to the Scholastic
Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition, both kids (80%) and parents (96%) agree that summer reading will help the child during the school year.

Whether you are a returning participant or joining the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge for the first time, we’re excited for you to enjoy our brand-new website filled with fresh content for students, educators, librarians, community partners and families.

There are some changes you’ll want to be aware of! Read on!


Harry Potter Fun Facts

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry's first adventure in author J.K. Rowling's seven-book series – was originally published by Scholastic back in September 1998.

That means this year marks the book's 20th anniversary in the United States!


Click the pins below to see the top location in every state, and the number of minutes that location’s participating children have logged so far. Coming in June: search for your school, library, community partner organization, or any other group that's participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!




Kick-off your summer reading plan with these free resources! From book lists to reading logs, your family will be all set for a successful summer.


 Book List (all ages): English and Spanish

 Reading Pledge: English and Spanish

 Reading Log: English and Spanish

 Certificate of Achievement: English and Spanish


Get cozy in your favorite reading space and enjoy these videos featuring read alouds with your favorite authors and animated book excerpts!

The Summer Reading Road Trip

Buckle-up for the Summer Reading Road Trip!

Join us as we tour the country to host reading festivals featuring
our favorite authors, illustrators, and characters!

Our Summer Reading RVs will be on the road through July,
so check back in June and see if we're coming to your town!


Illustrations by Jim Kay © 2015-2017 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. | Stock Photo: © wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock


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