Reading Road Trip: Construction Zone

Welcome to stop two on the Reading Road Trip! If you’re just joining us, be sure to download the roadmap so you can follow along. Also, sign up here for a chance to win a prize pack at the end of the summer! The reading road trip continues this week with a drive through a construction zone! Unlike construction zones in real life, which can slow us down or bring us to a full stop and add a lot of frustration to a journey, this construction zone is all about bringing a little construction-themed fun to the summer! So we hope you take some time this week to spend a little “building” time with your kids, reading books with a construction theme—whether that be books about building with blocks or bricks, toys or giant cranes. Continue reading for story time ideas and a construction themed reading list. Read : Books that fit the theme of “construction zone,” however you want to interpret it! FEATURED BOOK: Billions of Bricks by Kurt Cyrus Billions of Bricks by Kurt Cyrus is a book about b

Summer Challenge End-of-Summer Party!


Do you have your party hat on? It may be the end of the End of Summer Challenge, but the fun isn't quite over! We've got some fun stuff planned for the next several days, with a GIVEAWAY as the grand finale. 

In case you've missed out on the Summer Challenge, it's not too late to check out the themes and join in the fun with your own little readers. But don't worry. Participation is not required in order to enter the giveaway. 

If you did participate in the challenge, even if you didn't get through all the themes, we'd love to know about it! And to thank you, we'd like to offer you a printable certificate. You can download a blank one here or email us (readdiscussdo@gmail.com) to request a personalized PDF!

And now for a round-up of all of the themes. We hope that you will continue to use these as inspiration for discussion and connection in the future. 



  










If you enjoyed all of these story time ideas, check back regularly for more great Read, Discuss, Do! ideas. Or better yet, sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss a thing. We have so much planned for the next several months, including author interviews, reading tips, book lists, and, of course, simple story time ideas to help you connect with the young readers in your life. In the mean time, enjoy the celebration! Here's a schedule of events:

Saturday, August 21: Summer Challenge highlights from around the web
Monday, August 23: 12 Easy Art Projects with author/illustrator Patricia Keeler
Tuesday, August 24: Tips for connecting with kids through books beyond the summer
Wednesday, August 25: GIVEAWAY! 

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