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

Adventure Awaits: The Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Challenge!

Summer is fast approaching, and that means it's almost time for the 3rd annual Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Challenge! The Summer Challenge is a summer reading program--but not your typical summer reading program. This challenge isn't about counting pages or books read. It's not about logging how much time your child reads every day. It's about pairing books with fun summer activities!

Heading to the pool this summer? Check out JABARI JUMPS by Gaia Cornwall. Taking a camping trip? How about RAJ AND THE BEST VACATION EVER! by Sebastien Braun? Even if you're planning a quiet summer spent at home, adventure can be found in books. And when you pair the books you're reading with fun activities and conversations, you'll be connecting with your kids, making fond summer memories, and helping prevent the dreaded "summer slide." 

The Summer Challenge kicks off on June 2 and ends on August 11. That's ten weeks of pairing books with summer fun. If that sounds daunting to you, don't worry! We have the summer all planned out with weekly themes, book recommendations, and activity ideas. Plus, there will be giveaways!

Want to know more? Check out some of our past Summer Challenge posts:

You can find more by searching this site or searching #RDDSummerChallenge on social media.

Want to join in the fun? Come back on Friday, May 19 to find out more details, sign up to participate, and enter our kick-off giveaway. In the meantime, feel free to download the free Summer Challenge bookmarks. There are two designs to color and one blank one so kiddos can design their own! Click the image below to download the file:


Mindy Baker said…
So exciting! Love the bookmarks!
Marci said…
I love this kind of summer fun!