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Read Four Fun! Stop the Summer Slide!

DOG MAN ? and ?/? Dav Pilkey

As parents, educators, public librarians and community leaders, we applaud all you have done for your children and students to keep them learning through unprecedented closing of schools. As we enter the summer months there is no doubt we are all continuing to adjust to this new reality together. Now more than ever it is critically important to keep kids engaged in summer reading to ensure their academic success in the fall.

For 2020, we are excited to share a brand new kids experience in Scholastic Home Base, a free digital destination which offers full books, live events, and games in a safe community for readers!

Have you heard of the Summer Slide?

Data from our Kids & Family Reading Report?, Canadian Edition
shows that only 1 in 3 parents with children ages 6-17
have heard of the Summer Slide!

The Summer Slide
is the loss of skills
during the time
when students are
not in school.

Summer reading is important AND fun!

84% of kids ages 6-17
and 96% of parents agree

that reading books during the summer
helps kids during the school year!

Encourage your children to read over the summer!


  • Download digital books from the library
  • Create a reading nook in your house or living space
  • Get books from your local bookstore or online retailer
  • Start a series so there are multiple books to read
  • Build reading into your daily summer routine or schedule
  • Track your reading streak in Scholastic Home Base

Try these fun and simple
Weekly Activities
to keep your child's
reading skills sharp
over the summer.

Need some recommendations
right now? Download this
Handy List of Books
for all ages and reading levels!

We’re here all
summer long, and
we’re listening!

Stumped with a specific book
question? DM or tag us on social
media, and use the hashtag

Looking for some fun Summer Reading activities?

Download this
(highly recommended)
checklist for all ages.
Can you read 'em all?

Read and check!

Go on a reading
adventure and take
our Summer Reading Challenge!

Summer Reading

Summer Reading
bingo! Play alone
or with friends!

Bingo Game Card

Download and print more fun activities!

Read Four or S'more
Books Marshmallow

Summer Reading
Campfire Log

Friends for Real
Draw Yourself
Want more summer reading
(and summer fun)
activities for kids?
Fun Activities
Get outside!
In this quintessential
guide to summer activities,
kids will learn the
old-fashioned joys of
creating their own fun!
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The Canadian Kids' Guide to Outdoor Fun cover image

Illustrations from Watch It Grow: Backyard Life Cycles ? Barbara Reid. All rights reserved.
Illustrations from Friends for Real ? Ruth Ohi. All rights reserved.
Illustrations from Be You! ? Peter H. Reynolds. All rights reserved.
Illustrations from Eat Your Rocks, Croc!: Dr. Glider's Advice for Troubled Animals ? Pete Oswald. All rights reserved.