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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.

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Reading among children is on the decline, with dramatically fewer teens and pre-adolescents reading even weekly, and many never picking up a book or magazine that's not assigned, according to a report released May 18th. More...


Scavenger Hunt

What are you doing to make summer reading fun? Read five books and join the Instagram Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a great prize! Use #BOOKITSummer to tag your photos. For more details visit


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Comparing movies and books promotes critical thinking and sequencing skills. Did the movie stay true to the book? Is it better to read the book before you see the movie? Use this list to find a book that already has a movie adaptation or will have one coming out in 2014.

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