Reading Road Trip: A Visit to a Museum

If you’ve been traveling along with us this summer, we’ve arrived at STOP SIX of our Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Reader Road Trip. It’s a museum adventure! If this is your first week with us, you can still grab our map  and join us for an epic summer reading adventure. You can find other  printable resources here . For this week’s theme, the focus is on books that include a museum as a backdrop or any nonfiction and/or other educational book that catch’s your child’s interest. Art, science, math, history…you name it! What museums are in your area? If possible, take your children to visit a local museum and learn something new. If not, use the library as your museum and look up facts about topics of interest. READ : Any books that features a museum, or any nonfiction or educational book. Featured Book : Dakota Crumb Tiny Treasure Hunter by Jamie Michalak and illustrated by Kelly Murphy. This is a picture book about a tiny mouse that hunts for treasure at night in a huge museum. With the t

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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