It’s been another great summer of reading thanks to the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge powered by ENERGIZER®. Since we started participating in the summer reading program a few years ago, my nieces have become avid readers. This summer they discovered some books that they really enjoyed. We fought the summer brain drain and won! Now that a new school year has started, they won’t have as much time to read. But we’ll squeeze in a good book whenever we can. I am excited to partner with Scholastic to share some back to school reading tips.
We have discovered some wonderful books this summer for teens and young adults. The girls really enjoyed reading books that some of their favorite movies were based on. Scholastic asked us to share our 5 favorite book picks from this summer in “5-word book reviews”. We are having a hard time keeping our thoughts to just 5 words, but here are the girl’s brief thoughts on their favorite books.
Maddie says that “The Great Greene Heist” by Varian Johnson had many unexpected plot twists. She really enjoyed this book.
“Flowers in the Attic” by V.C. Andrews was one of Becca’s favorites. She read this after watching the movie for the first time this summer. This thrilling and sometimes scary book was also full of love.
A huge fan of books from National Geographic Kids, Maddie says “Angry Birds Space: A Furious Flight Into the Final Frontier” was just a lot of fun to read.
Both girls read “Mockingjay” the third book in the Hunger Games Trilogy. They both said the book was good but sad. They seemed to enjoy the movie more.
Becca is at that age where she is showing an interest in books that are romantic and tragic. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. All she can say is that she wants a boyfriend just like Augustus. Sigh. I am so not ready for that.
SCHOLASTIC READING RESOURCES
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. It’s not too late to take part! Now through September 4th, visit Scholastic.com/Summer. Click the links below 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!
I love that Scholastic has resources and tips for parents of young readers as well as older kids like mine. There is so much great information available to parents to help keep your children reading all summer long and throughout the school year.
PREVENT THE SUMMER BRAIN DRAIN
The last few weeks of summer are notorious for the summer slide. If you have a week or two before school begins these tips from Scholastic’s Maggie McGuire will be especially helpful. She shares 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. It’s not too late to get your kids reading.
One of my favorite things about this summer’s program is the Energizer® Instant Win Game. With this, moms receive the tools they need to unlock their child’s talents, fuel their ambitions and set them up for future success. All you need to do is 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.
Some of these amazing 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! Plus, everyone who plays can also download free digital stories for their family.
Learn more about the Energizer® Instant Win Game.