As the school year is winding down, get a head-start on slaying that dreaded “summer slide” and keep your kid’s minds as active as they are. With the Summer Reading Challenge, your super readers will have a greater chance of maintaining reading levels gained over the last year and will better prepare them for the school year ahead. The summer site will be packed with fun activities, exciting games and a chance for some pretty neat prizes.
April is Wimpy Kid Month! Author Jeff Kinney and his popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will feature tons of great resources, games, contests and even a live webcast reveal on April 28th of the new cover, title and color for latest book to be released in November. Join in the fun!
The snow is melting, flowers and trees are beginning to bloom and just about everybody is ready to go outside and play! Don’t forget to keep reading a part of the mix with these great springtime classic reads: Watership Down, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, and Frog and Toad are Friends.
April is also School Library Month. It’s the American Association for School Librarian’s annual recognition of school librarians and school library programs. Celebrated in April, it honors the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student’s educational career. Don’t forget to thank a librarian this month!