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Summer Reading Sensation

"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."
—Frederick Douglass

The months of summer are upon us and so is warmer weather, thoughts of vacation and school ending. For ourselves and our students it is a time to relax and enjoy what we want to read, not necessarily what we have to read. Before we send our students off into that vast wilderness of libraries and eBooks, let's expose them to different literary genres, authors and illustrators that may peak their interest. June starts off summer with lots of events that can be tied into reading.

June 4th - Aesop's Birthday

June 10th - Maurice Sendak's Birthday

June 12th - Anne Frank's Birthday

June 13th - WB Yeats's Birthday

June 14th - First Caldecott Medal Awarded in 1937

June 25th - Eric Carle and George Orwell's Birthday

June 27th - First Newbery Medal awarded in 1922

There are also lots of programs out there that reward kids for reading over the summer. In addition to your local public library, many restaurants, stores and other organizations offer summer reading programs, both in person and online. This is a great way to entice your reluctant readers.

Here are some programs you may want to check out:
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Pizza Hut's Book It Program

Half Price Books - Feed Your Brain

Showcase Cinemas - Book Worm Wednesdays

Sylvan Book Adventure


Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

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