Summer Read-a-thon Begins Today!

June 10, 2013

I hope your summer’s are getting off to a good start! Today we’ll begin the Build Your Library Summer Read-a-thon, so I hope you’re ready to read!

Just a quick review – the read-a-thon will last a total of 10 weeks: June 10 – August 16. During that time, I’ll be putting up posts 2-3 times per week with optional book recommendations, activities, trivia and challenges, all focused on that week’s theme. Keep track of your reading with your reading logs and at the end of the read-a-thon submit the number of books you or your child read to be entered into the drawing for prizes!

Today is the absolute final day to sign up for the read-a-thon. After today, I will not take any more participants. You can still play along of course, but you will not be eligible for the drawing.

Now – let’s get to the fun stuff. The theme for Week 1 is:


Since it’s the first week of the Summer read-a-thon, why not focus on the season of Summer! Get outside this week and talk about the changing of the seasons, have a picnic, and read some summer themed books!

Book suggestions for this week’s theme:

3-5 Age Category:

Blueberries for Sal (Puffin Storytime)

Sunflower House

Planting a Rainbow

Summer Days and Nights

Mama, Is It Summer Yet?

6-10 Age Category:

Travels with My Family

The Magic Half

Summer According to Humphrey

Letters from Camp

11+ Age Category:

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

Half Magic

The Various: Book 1 in the Touchstone Trilogy

Now, get ready, get set, and READ!

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