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 Scavenger Hunt GIVEAWAY

The end of the Summer Challenge means it's time for a GIVEAWAY! If you've been following since the beginning of the summer, you should know about the Summer Challenge Scavenger Hunt. If you haven't been keeping up, now's a good time to catch up for your chance to win books!

One winner will receive a prize pack including THREE books that we featured over the summer. A second winner will win a copy of TWO TOUGH TRUCKS GET LOST by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez, illustrated by Hilary Leung.

How do you enter? Simple! Complete the scavenger hunt tasks (see the list of tasks below) and send your answers to You can download and print the form and send a picture of it to us, or you can type the responses into an email. 

The rules? You must have completed at least one item on the scavenger hunt list. Each item equals one entry, so the more you do, the more chances you have to win! How you interpret each thing on the list is up to you. We are pretty flexible here at Read, Discuss, Do! Also, you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid U.S. mailing address to enter. Get your responses to us by Friday, August 18. Be sure to put "Scavenger Hunt" in the subject line of the email. We will announce the winner the following Monday.

Can you read at least one book for each weekly theme? Fill in as many titles as you can for a chance to win more books at the end of the challenge! Each answer equals one entry. Fill in the bonus section for even more chances!

  1. Time to Chill
  2. Interesting Inventions
  3. You're Super, Hero!
  4. A Sporting Good Time
  5. Beat the Heat
  6. Caring for Creation
  7. Adventure Awaits!
  8. Hit the Road, Jack
  9. Song or Dance
  10. Books and Movies
Bonus: How many of these bookish activities can you do? Write a short description for each one that you did. 

  1. Eat a book-themed snack
  2. Make a craft or art project
  3. Send a postcard
  4. Draw a map
  5. Read with a buddy
Have fun and good luck!