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 Sign-Up and Giveaway!

 Adventure awaits! The Read, Discuss, Do! Summer Challenge officially kicks off on June 2, and we are gearing up with a giveaway for all who sign up to participate. Signing up is not necessary for you to join the fun, but if you DO sign up, you’ll be entered to win one of two books to add to your picture book library.

The books: BAA, BAA, TAP SHEEP by Kendra Henthorn, illustrated by Lauren Gallegos and TWO TOUGH TRUCKS GET LOST by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez, illustrated by Hilary Leung (this book will be signed by Rebecca).

How to enter: DEADLINE EXTENDED! Leave a comment on this post! That’s it. Well, also, you have to be at least 18 years old and have a U.S. mailing address to be eligible. Easy, right? The winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 31 at 10:00 a.m. CDT, Friday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. CDT so get your comments in by Thursday, June 1st at 11:59 p.m. CDT!

Head on over and sign up! And be sure to grab the printable bookmarks too. Click the image to download the PDF.

Would you like to help us spread the word? Download the yellow image at the top 👆 of this page to share on social media. You could also download and print the black and white one 👇 and have your kids color it. Your choice!

One more thing! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter (now on Substack) so that you don't miss any updates. The weekly themes will go out every Friday beginning June 2. If you subscribed to the newsletter before, you'll need to subscribe again if you want to keep receiving emails. 

Thank you, and happy reading!


Julia said…
Excited to join in the summer fun!!
Yay!! This will be fun!
Samantha Coté said…
Through this legally binding comment I hereby declare my intent to participate in the summer festivities!
Samantha Worthing said…
Looking forward to a summer of reading on the porch with my kiddos 😊
Stephanie Ekstedt said…
Can't wait to see the fun you have planned 😁
Sandy Terry said…
Count us in!
Mindy Baker said…
So excited to have you all joining us this summer!!