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The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

This board is all about summer reading! Join the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a FREE online reading program for kids, dedicated to stopping the "summer slide." Learn more at

Summer is a great time to read something different. If you usually read novels, try one of these graphic novels! #SummerReading

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    Books included: Chickenhare, by Chris Grine // aby Mouse Series, Jennifer L. Holm and Matt Holm // SideKicks, by Dan Santat // Amulet, by Kazu Kibuishi // Tommysaurus Rex, by Doug Tennapel // Cleopatra in Space, Mike Maihack // Bone, by Jeff Smith // The Dumbest Idea Ever!, by Jimmy Gownley // Drama, by Raina Telgemeier // American Born Chinese, by Gene Luen Yang

Weekends are the perfect time for #summerreading under the stars! Because kids are doing such an outstanding job logging their minutes, we're releasing a new piece of art in their honor! Learn more at

We're WILD about reading animal books this week! #SummerReading

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    Books included: Chick ‘n' Pug, Jennifer Sattler // Meow Said the Cow, Emma Dodd // Lucky Duckling, Eva Moore and Nancy Carpenter // Animal Snackers, Betsy Lewin // Mr. Tiger goes Wild, Peter Brown // Wonder Horse, Emily Arnold McCully // Because of Winn-Dixie, Kate DiCamillo // Arnold McCully // Dogs of War, Sheila Keenan and Nathan Fox // The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate // Endangered, Elliot Schrefer

This week, we're reading about some awesome (and definitely not typical) royalty! Check them out and don't forget to log your reading minutes at! #summerreading

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    Books included: The Prince Won't Go to Bed!, Dayle Ann Dodds and Kyrsten Brooker // Not All Princesses Dress in Pink!, Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple, and Anne-Sophie Lanquetin // Part-time Princess, Deborah Underwood and Cambria Evans // The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry // I am Cleopatra, Grace Norwich // The Wide-Awake Princess, by E. D. Baker

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    Books included (cont.): The False Prince, Jennifer A. Nielsen // Origami Yoda: Princess Labelmaker to the Rescue, Tom Angleberger // The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot // Princess Academy, Shannon Hale

HUGE NEWS! Kids have just smashed through the 2013 summer reading world record of 176,438,473 minutes! Click to learn more!

ICYMI: We're releasing a new piece of "Reading Under the Stars"-inspired art every time kids log enough #summerreading minutes to unlock another constellation!

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2 months into the Scholastic #SummerReading Challenge. Nearly 174.5 MILLION minutes. logged. This calls for another constellation! Learn more about Libra and join in the fun at!

Kids have unlocked the seventh reading milestone of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Watch as NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin shares fun facts about Libra and how to locate it in the night sky.

Kids have unlocked the sixth reading milestone of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Watch as NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin shares fun facts about Hydra and how to locate it in the night sky.

Kids have unlocked the fifth reading milestone of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Watch as NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin shares fun facts about Pisces and how to locate it in the night sky.

This week's batch of #sumemrreading recs are all about poetry! Read the books then log your minutes over at the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge website (click to check it out!)

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    Books included: Around the World on Eighty Legs: Animal Poems, by Amy Gibson and Daniel Salmieri // Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin, by Lloyd Moss // Hi, Koo!, by Jon J Muth // A Stick is an Excellent Thing: Poems Celebrating Outdoor Play, by Marilyn Singer and LeUyen Pham //

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    A Home for Mr. Emerson, by Barbara Kerley and Edwin Fotheringham // Harlem, by Walter Dean Myers // Serafina's Promise, by Ann E. Burg // Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein // The Dreamer, by Pam Muñoz Ryan and Peter Sis // You Are Not Here, by Samantha Schutz

Nearly 160 MILLION minutes logged and it's not even July! Kids are doing a fabulous job with their #summerreading! In fact, they've just unlocked a new constellation: Hydra! Learn more at

This summer, get hooked on a stellar series! Don’t forget to log reading minutes for the Summer Reading Challenge! #summerreading

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    Books included: How do Dinosaurs…, by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague // Tony Baloney, by Pam Munoz Ryan and Edwin Fotheringham // The Black Lagoon, by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee // The Critter Club, by Callie Barkley and Marsha Riti // The Baby-Sitters Club, by Ann M. Martin

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    Books included (continued): Dear America, Various authors // Spirit Animals, various authors // Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling // Underland Chronicles, by Suzanne Collins // Artemis Fowl series, by Eoin Colfer

We're reading about spies, double lives, and solving crimes! #Summerreading

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    Books included: Detective Blue, by Steve Metzger and Tedd Arnold // Adventures Of Riley: Riddle Of The Reef by Amanda Lumry and Laura Hurwitz // Ivy and Bean Take the Case, by Annie Barrows and Sophie Blackall // Nate the Great and the Phony Clue, by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat // Judy Moody: Girl Detective, Megan McDonald // Loot, Jude Watson //

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    Books included (cont): The Great Greene Heist, Varian Johnson // Lawless, by Jeffrey Salane // I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You, Ally Carter // The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi, by Neal Bascomb

Kids have read over 136 MILLION minutes, unlocking a new constellation...Pisces! Click through to watch astronaut Leland Melvin explain how to find it in the night sky. #summerreading

Love fairy tales? Check out some of these classic stories with a twist! #summerreading

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    Books included: The Three Ninja Pigs, by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Dan Santat / Jack and the Baked Beanstalk, by Colin Stimpson / The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith /

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    Books included (cont): Princess Pink and the Land of Fake-Believe #1: Moldylocks and the Three Beards, by Noah Z. Jones / Whatever After: Fairest of All, by Sarah Mlynowski / Grimmtastic Girls 1: Cinderella Stays Late, by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams / Ella Enchanted , by Gail Carson Levine / Ever After High series, by Shannon Hale / The Lunar Chronicles: Cinder, by Marissa Meyer / Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters, by Suzanne Weyn

Join us for a Google+ Hangout on Thursday, June 19th @ 9pm EST! Parent bloggers Amy Mascott and Allison McDonald have strategies for how to spice up summer reading—from tips for parents to book recommendations, here are ways to reinvigorate summer reading!

Kids have unlocked the fourth reading milestone of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Watch as NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin shares fun facts about Andromeda and how to locate it in the night sky.

Ready for the beach? Try one of these ocean-inspired reads! Be sure to log your reading minutes for the Scholastic #SummerReading Challenge at

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    Books included: Dolphin Baby!, by Nicola Davies and Brita Granström // Gilbert Goldfish Wants a Pet, by Kelly DiPucchio and Bob Shea // Magic School Bus on the Ocean Floor, by Joanna Cole and Bruce Degan // Winter's Tale: How One Little Dolphin Learned to Swim Again, by Craig Hatkoff, Isabella Hatkoff, and Juliana Hatkoff

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    Books included (continued): Whatever After: Sink or Swim, by Sarah Mlynowski // The Tail of Emily Windsnap, by Liz Kessler // Scholastic Discover More: Ocean and Sea, by Steve Parker // Dark Life, by Kat Falls // The Raft, by S.A. Bodeen // Deck Z: The Titanic, by Chris Pauls and Matt Solomon