July 25, 2012

Olympic Sports Books

Posted by at 9:42 am in Olympics, Reads, Summer | Permalink

Ssc_130The Olympics are almost here! The athletes competing in London are so inspiring they have us all hoping for gold and dreaming of world records. Did you know there is a world record being broken right now that you can be a part of? It's true! You can still go for the gold . . . with reading!

Readers around the world just blew past the summer reading world record with the Scholastic Summer Challenge. But we don't want to just beat it, we want to crush it! How many more minutes can we log by the end of the summer? How much can we beat the record by? We can’t wait to see where we end up but we need you to help us get there! How? Exercise your reading muscles with a literary Olympics!

Have a read-a-thon with your family and see how many minutes you can all log together! Or a reading relay – have a family member read for 20 minutes and have another family member take over reading their own book. How many rounds can you do?

If you’re looking for books for ages 7-10, get in the spirit of competition with:

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
  • Rainbow Magic Special Edition: Olympia the Games Fairyby Daisy Meadows
  • Sports Camp by Rich Wallace
  • Junie B. Jones Is Captain Field Day by Barbara Park

Or read about your favorite sports:

  • Tennis
    Sports Fairies #6: Alice The Tennis Fairy by Daisy Meadows
  • Swimming 
    Sports Fairies #5: Samantha The Swimming Fairy by Daisy Meadows
  • Gymnastics
    Gold Medal Summer by Donna Freitas
  • Basketball
    STAT: Standing Tall and Talented #1: Home Court by Amar'e Stoudemire and Tim Jessell
  • Soccer
    The Bailey School Kids: Zombies Don't Play Soccer by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thorton Jones
  • Martial Arts
    Geronimo Stilton #40: The Karate Mouse
  • Track
    Geronimo Stilton #30: The Mouse Island Marathon
  • Archery 
    Goddess Girls: Artemis the Brave by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams

Let’s make this the biggest summer of reading EVER!!!!

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  1. Mimi

    I want to be that gymnast on the podium. ;) But, seeing as I nearly accidentally pulled the fire alarm while trying to dodge someone going downstairs quickly at school, I may be too much of a klutz.

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  2. Chloe

    I have enjoyed watching the Olympics!I have really enjoyed watching the gymnastics and swimming part! Also, I will be watching and supporting the USA this year! Go USA!!!!!!

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  3. Cassie

    o my goodness! these books look so good. but i’m already reading so many books. i wish my parents would let me attend in girl scouts or some sports or anything but they say we’re too busy and we only have church on sunday and wednesday. my friends are all going to be in cheerleading this summer and fall without me because my parents. what do you think i should do.

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  4. cupcakesrule101

    I have always wanted to beat the record since I read about it in the record book and now I am a part of it

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