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Dive into a Book Adventure

Dive into a Book Adventure!

Just because school is out, doesn’t mean that reading has to end! What’s your favorite book? Dive Into a Book Adventure this summer and make sure to stay tuned for resources, information, and fun reading challenges! 

Summer learning loss during elementary school accounts for two-thirds of the achievement gap in reading between low-income children and their middle-income peers by ninth grade. Let imaginations run wild in books this summer. Under a tree, in makeshift tent, or at the local library, dive into a literary adventure.

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Featured Partner: Flint Public Library

Looking for an awesome reading challenge for the whole family this summer? Look no further than the Flint Public Library, temporarily located at Courtland Center. The Flint Public Library aims to be Flint’s go-to place for learning across the lifespan. That means every person, at any age, for any reason, can come here and gain new knowledge: for work, for school, or for entertainment. The library has pledged to focus most of its investments on inspiring creativity through digital literacy, supporting family literacy, and encouraging interaction in a community space. https://fpl.info/

Additional Partners:

C.O.F.Y. Center New Beginnings Literacy Program https://www.nld.org/c-o-f-y-center-new-beginnings-literacy-program?student=1

Ruth Mott Foundation/Applewood  https://www.facebook.com/ruthmottfoundation  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Applewood,%20Mott%20Estate/307627229894551/

Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village https://www.facebook.com/SBEVFlint

 

   Reading Challenges & Programs

Read With Malcolm

READCamp is the free virtual training camp for Summer Reading for K-12 students. Students participate in training, drills and practice in order to maintain literacy skills over the summer.

2021 ALSC Summer Reading Lists

The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four summer reading book lists are available: Birth-Preschool, K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Each list is available to download for free.

Get the 2021 Reading Lists

Scholastic Summer Reading

We know summertime can provide tremendous opportunities for kids to accelerate reading, to experience the social-emotional impact of good literature and stories, and to make up for any lost learning time as access to instruction and reading has had to be completely rethought due to the pandemic. Research has proven that in a typical year, summer reading supports skill gains, and its absence leads to widening skill gaps. With this in mind, our Scholastic Summer Reading Promise is to help you get books in the hands of kids, support social-emotional well-being, build skills and create community among kids.

Camp BOOK IT!

Parents, join us for Camp BOOK IT! and keep rewarding your kids all summer long. Track and reward your kids' reading for June, July and August in our digital dashboard. When they meet their monthly reading goal, they'll receive a free one-topping Personal Pan Pizza® from Pizza Hut! We'll also share fun activities and book recommendations each week to keep the fun going throughout the summer! Enroll today!

Start Your Reading Adventure

Free Books and Resources 

Multicultural and Social Justice Books

SocialJusticeBooks.org is a project of Teaching for Change, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. Teaching for Change developed SocialJusticeBooks.org in 2017 to identify and promote the best multicultural and social justice children’s books.

Explore Multicultural Books

Reading is Fundamental

Soar with reading while summer is out with Reading Is Fundamental, the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit. From RIF reading lists and a collection of free ebooks, to interactive materials on Literacy Central and a brand new Literacy Central app, Reading Is Fundamental has tools for every level to raise reading to new heights this summer and beyond.

Find Out More

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Join Dolly Parton as she reads children’s books from her Imagination Library. Double the fun by reading along if you have the book at home.
Watch Now

Not signed up for Dolly Parton Imagination Library? in partnership with the Flint Public Library, every 0-5 year-old who lives in Flint you can sign up to receive a free book every month. Click the Link to sign up today.
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Storyline Online

Storyline Online

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading. Storyline Online offers dozens of children books read by actors and free activity guides for kids.

Start Watching Now!

Sesame Street in Communities

Get ready for reading fun with Sesame Street in Communities literacy resources. Reading together opens doors to new and exciting worlds. Nurturing an early love of reading helps kids build vocabulary and comprehension skills, which prepare them to succeed in school…and in life!

Start Your Reading Adventure

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