A Magical Summer of Reading

That's a wrap for the 2018 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make this summer the most magical one yet! Check back on Wednesday, September 26 for the list of the Best in State Schools, and the Top Libraries and Top Community Partners!

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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 this year! 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 location with the most minutes read in every state. You can also search for any participating school, library or community partner organization by zip code below!



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

Thank you to everyone who joined us on the Summer Reading Road Trip!

We'll see you next summer!


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


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