Summer of Reading 2022


Have your child join

Summer of Reading


The Week Junior wants to keep kids reading all summer.

We asked more than 100 children from across the country what books they enjoyed reading most. We took their suggestions and turned them into our first-ever kid-created and expert-approved Summer of Reading list. Download the list and share it with your young reader today!


Have your child participate in our Summer of Reading challenge. All they have to do is read any three books this summer and fill out the form here.

Upload the form to The Week Junior reading sweepstakes.

Every child who submits the form will be entered to win books and a personalized video call with one of five Author Ambassadors. Five winners will be drawn at random. Deadline is August 19.

We want you to participate, too! How you can join in:

  • Encourage your child to take part in the Summer of Reading challenge.
  • Spread the word to other families and invite them to join in.
  • Follow along with @theweekjuniorus on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, share and like our content, and use the hashtag #summerofreading in your own posts.
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Why is it so important for kids to read for pleasure?

  • Reading for pleasure builds brain function, vocabulary, and concentration. Students who read for 20 minutes a day encounter 1.8 million words a year, significantly boosting their vocabularies.
  • It builds empathy and connects children to people and places beyond their experience. Research shows that 74% of kids say reading helps them understand the world.
  • It unlocks the door to learning for a lifetime. The key is to let children read what they want and to make it joyful and fun. Join in and see what happens!
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  • Want more ideas of what your child may love reading? Check out our Summer of Reading book lists from previous years here.



  • Inspire a child with the gift of reading. Special discounted subscriptions are available here.


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From everyone at The Week Junior, happy summer!