Scholastic Unveils Free Summer Reading Resources For The Whole Family

Now in its 8 th year, the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge aims to prevent the effects of the "summer slide" the learning losses that can occur during the summer months. As part of the online reading program, children read to earn digital badges and take the extra "Chapter Challenge" to win a chapter from a favorite book franchise. This year's summer reading theme is Reading Under the Stars, and is powered by EVEREADY , the maker of batteries and flashlights, to encourage families to discover new and fun ways to explore reading outside this summer. The 20 U.S. schools with the most reading minutes recorded by September 5 will be featured in the 2015Scholastic Book of World Records. Bestselling author Gordon Korman (The Hypnotists) and bestselling author-illustrator David Shannon (Bugs in My Hair!) will visit the U.S. middle school and U.S. elementary school, respectively, with the most minutes logged.

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