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This time next week our kids will be back at school but we have no regrets because it’s been an amazing summer. We’ve had adventures both near and far (we just got back from Turkey and Rome yesterday!), spent lots of time at the pool, while time at favorite camps that provided the kids with hands on learning opportunities in nature’s classroom. In between it all both kids found lots of time to complete summer math and reading packets from school (phew!) while discovering new books and re-reading old favorites.
What were some of the books we loved? As part of our involvement in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, I’ve asked the kids to provide 5 Word Book Reviews.
They’re exactly what they sound like! I asked my kids to review their 5 favorite books of the summer in just 5 words which is a lot harder than it sounds but we sure had fun doing it!
- Summer at Forsaken Lake by Michael D. Beil— Maine mystery with sailing & friends
- Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan— New twist on Greek mythology
- Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson— Boy + tiger friends for life
- Beach by Elisha Cooper— A day at the beach
- The Name of this Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch— Suspenseful teen fiction with mythology
- The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate — Friendship between two zoo animals
- Masterpiece by Elise Broach— Unusual friendship boy and beetle
- Smile by Raina Telgemeier— Getting braces not so easy
- The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt— Crayons writing letters to child
- The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John — Cow becomes president of Yanni
Even though summer may be ending, it’s not too late to get your kids reading to instill a lifelong love of books! Scholastic has joined together with ENERGIZER® to power the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge and encourage families to find innovative ways to discover the power and joy of reading and it’s not too late to still join in!
Now through September 4th, visit Scholastic.com/Summer where you’ll find these resources and more: for a sampling of the fun resources you’ll find with Scholastic:
- Unlock Original Short Stories from favorite Scholastic authors!
- Find Parenting Resources including Summer Reading printables, activity sheets, booklists and more!
- Play the Innovation Machine Game – a fun and creative writing game and contest!
- Visit “Videos in the Stacks” to receive reading tips for parents from Scholastic’s Maggie McGuire!
Speaking of Scholastic’s Maggie McGuire, Maggie has 5 easy tips for making reading a priority for your child, like setting a weekly minutes goal, reserving special time to read together as a family, and celebrating reading accomplishments. Take a look!
it’s also not too late to Energizer Instant Win Game. This year Energizer® and Scholastic are partnering to create the “Power the Possibilities” campaign which gives moms the tools they need to unlock their child’s talents, fuel their ambitions and set them up for future success. Parents can buy any specially marked pack of Energizer® brand batteries to scratch for a chance to win one of thousands of prizes that will power discovery and learning.
Prizes include a family trip to New York City, a Scholastic Study Corner Makeover, a tablet with Scholastic apps, a library of Scholastic books and more! Everyone who plays can also download free digital stories for their family.
To find out more, visit any of the following links:
- Sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
- Learn more about the Energizer® Instant Win Game
- Follow @Scholastic on Twitter
- Like the Energizer® Bunny on Facebook
Some images courtesy of Scholastic. I am a member of the Scholastic Circle and receive books and other products from Scholastic for my involvement. All opinions are my own. Amazon Affiliate links included in this post.