I was invited to attend the Scholastic Summer Reading Tour on July 5th at the Brewster Book store as a way to kick of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. My son (almost 5y), daughter (almost 7y) and I arrived at Brewster Books about 30 minutes into the drop in event and were instantly welcome by one of the Scholastic employs and directed to my contact person. At her table were tons of freebies like samples parts of new books, stickers, bookmarks, character masks and book lists. Then the kids got their picture taken with a virtual Clifford (add into pic afterward) and props of their choice. There was also a character prize wheel to spin; prize included pins, Harry Potter poster (which my daughter was thrilled about), and Captain Underpants poster along with other things. After browsing the book they had for sale we got a VIP tour of the Scholastic Tour bus which has a table by all different authors including Peter Reynolds. My kids also got to take pictures with the three guest authors that were there signing their books; Blue Balliett, Eric Luper and Josh Funk. There was also a drawing table with fun coloring sheets and how to draw your own pictures.
One of the great things about the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is everyone can participate from home! Just click here and sign up. The site allows you and your kids to track their reading and earn virtual prizes plus enter the sweepstakes to win prizes from Klutz. Another great resources on the site is book lists by age. So if your family is very busy this summer and needs a virtual way to track summer reading check out the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge and get yours kids excited about reading.
To celebrate how much we love reading, Scholastic is hosting a giveaway on our blog. We are giving away a giant gift set of assorted books. All you have to do is comment below on our blog post by answering our question below.
(Be sure email is correct as we will contact winner this way. Giveaway open to all US Residents 18+. This giveaway is sponsored by Scholastic and hosted by Mommies LLC. Cape Cod Moms will ship the winner their prize. Giveaway runs from 7/11/17-7/26/17 at 11:59pm EST. )
What does your family do to encourage reading over the summer?