Enjoying the Summer with the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge + Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
July 31, 2015


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This summer has flown by! Thanks to the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, our kids have been busy reading this summer, as well as swimming, bowling and more fun summer activities! Not only have the kids been busy reading, but we’ve had a variety of fun activities to participate in over the past three weeks.

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Now in its 9th year, the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program dedicated to stopping the “summer slide” by encouraging kids to read throughout the summer months when school is out. This year’s challenge theme is “Power Up & Read,” powered by ENERGIZER®.

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This year’s challenge theme is “Power Up & Read,” encouraging kids to read all summer long and unlock 12 original short stories by bestselling children’s authors as kids reach reading milestones. Scholastic has joined together with ENERGIZER® to power the Summer Reading Challenge and encourage families to find innovative ways to discover the power and joy of reading. Parents can sign up kids beginning May 4, 2015 and runs through September 4, 2015.

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In an effort to log as many minutes as possible through the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge AND to break the world record for summer reading, Scholastic is setting special weekly goals for young readers. Every Monday we’ll be announcing a #MondayMinutesGoal, the number of minutes for kids to read together in one week (by the following Monday).

Whether your child or student is reading independently aloud or together with you, let’s share their success and keep the momentum going! Here’s how:

  • Have your child log his/her minutes on the SRC website or on a paper log/piece of paper
  • Take a picture of him/her proudly displaying their minutes
  • Share it on social using #MondayMinutesGoal and #SummerReading! 

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Sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

Find more Scholastic Resources to keep your kids reading all summer long!

Learn more about the Energizer® Instant Win Game

Follow @Scholastic on Twitter and Like the Energizer® Bunny on Facebook. (#SummerReading)

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One (1) winner from your site receives the INNOVATION BOOK PACKET, a collection of Scholastic titles showcasing wonderful fiction and nonfiction books for kids to get lost in a great story about the world of science, STEM and inventions.


  • The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  • Extreme Science Careers
  • Extreme Experiments
  • Plus Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge materials including reading logs, pledges, bookmarks, and more!

US addresses only, prizing provided by Scholastic.

Where is your child’s favorite place to read?

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

18 Responses to “Enjoying the Summer with the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge + Giveaway”

  1. Michelle C says:

    My kids love to read in the backyard.

  2. Candie L says:

    My kids mainly read at school. Thank you

  3. ken ohl says:

    She loves to read in the car

  4. sandra says:

    they seem to like to read in bed

  5. janetfaye says:

    My grandson likes to read while sitting in my living room chair.

  6. D Schmidt says:

    I love to read with them on my patio.

  7. KV says:

    My niece likes to read in the living room.

  8. caroline schaffer says:

    The kids will do anything to stay up later, so they’ll read in their room until I turn out the lights.

  9. Rochel S says:

    Curled up on the couch!

  10. Seyma Shabbir says:

    My sons love to read in their room!

  11. Terra Heck says:

    My kids enjoy reading outside at the patio set. Thanks.

  12. beth says:

    Outside on the porch.

  13. Marci says:

    My daughters like to read on the porch swing outside!

  14. Audra O'Hara says:

    My daughter likes to read in her room.

  15. Lauren says:

    My kids like to read in the family room.

  16. Kristin says:

    We love to read rocking in our chair together at night! I find him in there all of the time by himself!

  17. Patti Hess says:

    I would think the library or living room!

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com

  18. nannypanpan says:

    snuggled on the couch

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