The 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:
Sports Fairies #6: Alice The Tennis Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Sports Fairies #5: Samantha The Swimming Fairy by Daisy Meadows
Gold Medal Summer by Donna Freitas
STAT: Standing Tall and Talented #1: Home Court by Amar’e Stoudemire and Tim Jessell
The Bailey School Kids: Zombies Don’t Play Soccer by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thorton Jones
- Martial Arts
Geronimo Stilton #40: The Karate Mouse
Geronimo Stilton #30: The Mouse Island Marathon
Goddess Girls: Artemis the Brave by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams
Let’s make this the biggest summer of reading EVER!!!!