It’s Minute Mania Month!

Now until the close of the Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge on Friday, September 6, kids can enter reading minutes for any week they may have missed!

Not a child?


According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 7th Edition, 77% of kids ages 6–17 and 94% of parents believe reading books over the summer helps kids during the school year.

The Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Challenge is a free program designed to be both educational and fun to help prevent the effects of the summer slide—the learning losses that can occur during the summer months.

Over the course of 18 weeks, kids can enter their summer reading minutes online, unlocking digital rewards as they complete weekly reading challenges; and access book excerpts, videos, and other summer-exclusive content.

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


As part of Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza, kids can unlock book access for other kids in two ways:

  • Once participating kids reach 25, then 50 and then 100 million minutes collectively read in the Summer Reading Challenge, Scholastic will donate a minimum of 200,000 books in collaboration with United Way to kids in need across the United States!
  • At retailers and libraries hosting a Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Celebration, kids and families can donate newly-purchased or lightly-used books by dropping them off in a Scholastic Read-a-Palooza Summer Reading Give Back book drive box. These books will be donated to a local organization, chosen by the retailer.

On Saturday, June 22, kids reached the next milestone of 50 million minutes and unlocked the second book donation! Congratulations to all participating readers!


Once readers begin entering their minutes in the Summer Reading Challenge in May, pins will appear on this map highlighting the top locations in each state. You'll also be able search for your school, public library, community partner organization!


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) and Spanish Book List

 Reading Pledge and Spanish Reading Pledge

 Minute Tracker and Spanish Minute Tracker

 Certificate of Achievement and Spanish Certificate of Achievement


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

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