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 Round-Up (and giveaway winners)

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2023 Summer Challenge. We hope you had a lot of fun reading and connecting this summer. Now that the Summer Challenge is over, we will get back to our usual schedule of posting every other Wednesday. 

The giveaway winners are Julia M. (Scavenger Hunt Prize Pack) and Samantha C. (signed copy of TWO TOUGH TRUCKS GET LOST. Congratulations, and thank you for entering! 

Our regular schedule will resume next Wednesday, August 30. In the mean time, here is a round-up of all the 2023 Summer Challenge themes. Enjoy these book recommendations and story time ideas any time of the year!

Week One: Time To Chill

Week Two: Interesting Inventions

Week Three: You're Super, Hero!

Week Four: A Sporting Good Time

Week Five: Beat the Heat

Week Six: Caring for Creation

Week Seven: Adventure Awaits!

Week Eight: Hit the Road, Jack!

Week Nine: Song and Dance

Week Ten: Books and Movies

And for an extra bit of fun, here is a story time idea perfect for the back to school season: