This is a Scholastic sponsored post.

Have your kids been reading this summer?  I encouraged my kids to read new books. I didn’t tell them what to read, but I asked them to find something new.

The 5 word book review for kids. As your kids to give you a 5 word book review after finishing a book. It's better than a book report in summer. #SummerReading @Scholastic @Energizer #Spon

 

As I talked about in the past, summer drain sucks and I’m not big on homework, so summer reading is our alternative.

Back to School Fun

But as we head into August, we start thinking about going back to school. We went shopping for school supplies last weekend during our state’s tax-free weekend.

I still remember getting so excited to shop for new notebooks, pens and pencils. Even though I’m a tech addict, I still love paper and pens. My kids have my love of paper too.

5 Word Book Review

To make it easy, I’ve asked them for a 5 word book review.  They sum up the book in 5 words. It’s a great way to get your kids to think about the overall book and share with you and you won’t get the sad face you would get if you asked for a book report in summer.

Scholastic Summer Reading Program

I asked everyone to give me their 5 word book review of their favorite book they read this summer. Here are the results:

  • Nathan – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – “It’s Harry Potter. Enough said.”
  • Sami – Vanishing Girls– “Shocking Plot Twist. Beautiful Story”
  • Nicky – Skeleton Creek – “It’s very scary and interesting”
  • Megan – Emily Windsnap Series– “Mermaid becomes who she is”
  • Me – Gone With the Wind – “Life on old southern plantation”

Power Up & Read

Scholastic and Energizer® have partnered for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and the theme is “Power Up & Read.”

Summer Reading Challenge with Scholastic & Energizer; Power Up & Read. Resources for parents #SummerReading

Energizer® and Scholastic are also partnering to create the “Power the Possibilities” Instant Win game. Starting on May 4, 2015, you can buy any specially marked pack of Energizer® brand batteries to scratch for a chance to win one of thousands of prizes that will power discovery and learning for your kids.

Energizer® Instant Win Game

Scholastic Resources for Parents

If you are looking for more resources for reading geared towards parents, check out the links below. The tips are great for year round reading as well as summer reading.

And as summer draws to a close and the kids go back to school, it is still important for them to continue to read. I’ve found the best trick to get my 4 kids to read was to have a lot of books in the house. Finding books they enjoy is key too.

Reading Scholastic books

When my son was in grade school, he hated reading and I’ll never forget when he discovered that reading was fun. He had ordered a few comic type books through Scholastic at school. He finished the book and wanted more. It may not have been a chapter book, but it sparked his interest in reading.

Disclosure: This is a Scholastic sponsored post. All opinions are my own. 

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