**Because we weren’t able to send out a newsletter this week, we have decided to extend the deadline for this to Wed, August 6. Please let us know if your child completed the challenge by then!**
Other Summer Reading Challenge posts: Introduction,
Week Three: off
Did Your Kids Complete the Challenge?
Thanks to all of you who joined us for our Summer Reading Challenge this year! We are happy to say that we all made it through, and although I think we could have done some things better, it’s been fun traveling through time with you all! Hopefully next year, we’ll have learned from some of our mistakes, and it will be an even better program for our young readers.
For now, though, it’s time to let us know which of your kids completed the challenge! In the comments below, just give us the first letters or names of any children you know who read three of the books on our lists. Your kids have until this Friday night at midnight to finish all their reading and get their names in the comments. Then, this Saturday (August 2) we’ll choose one young reader to win the $100 Amazon gift card jackpot. Two other readers will win $30 gift cards.
What did you enjoy?
While you’re taking the time to write, we’d love to hear which books your kids did (and didn’t) enjoy, as well as ideas you have for how we could make the reading challenge better next year.
One other quick note before I close: if you appreciate book lists, we are currently working on a Back-to-School Book List for all ages that should be announced in the next few weeks. These are books that we think would equip your kids in some way for starting school or perhaps just be a needed diversion from all the “real” work of studying. We hope you’ll keep an eye out for that, as well as our upcoming series scrutinizing school book lists!