Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: Giveaway and #MondayMinutesGoal

Image: Natania Barron -- My daughter, her bunny friend, and her favorite book.
Image: Natania Barron — My daughter, her bunny friend, and her favorite book.

It’s been a crazy busy summer here in the house, and what’s probably the most exciting bit when it comes to reading is just how much my daughter Elodie is getting into the habit. She’s not yet at the age where she can read, but she’s absolutely in love with stories and pictures. Every night she wants me to read her another story (her favorite is still Please Mr. Panda, which she just can’t get enough of).

While this summer has meant new jobs, a big move, and lots of changes, reading books at night has become a huge part of our day. And, I’ll be honest–sometimes it’s the very best part of my day. You can tell by her adventures with the Energizer Bunny that it’s been a fun–and stylish–summer for all of us.

Image: Scholastic
Image: Scholastic

The Innovation Book Packet Giveaway

While you’re tracking your kids’ reading minutes, I wanted to share a great giveaway that they’re doing right now that’s just up the alley for our geeky readers. The innovation book packet is a collection of Scholastic titles showcasing fiction and non-fiction boos for kids to want to get lost in the world of science, STEM, and inventions. Awesome, right?

The packet includes:

  • The Magic School Bus and the Electric Field Trip
  • The Invention of Hugo Cabret
  • Extreme Science Careers
  • Extreme Experiments
  • Plus Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge materials including reading logs, pledges, bookmarks, and more!
The  Innovation Book Packet. Image: Scholastic
The Innovation Book Packet. Image: Scholastic

Introducing #MondayMinutes

In an effort to log as many minutes as possible through the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge AND to break the world record for summer reading, Scholastic is setting special weekly goals for young readers. Every Monday they’ll be announcing a #MondayMinutesGoal, the number of minutes for kids to read together in one week (by the following Monday).

Image: Energizer
Image: Energizer

Whether your child or student is reading independently aloud or together with you, you can join in. Here’s how:

  • Have your child log his/her minutes on the SRC website or on a paper log/piece of paper
  • Take a picture of him/her proudly displaying their minutes
  • Share it on social using #MondayMinutesGoal and #SummerReading and tag @GeekMomBlog!
  • We’ll pick a random winner.

US addresses only, prizing provided by Scholastic. Entries accepted through 8/7!

Sign up for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

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Natania Barron is a Gryffindor, a Took, and a Greyjoy (mostly because of the squid).