Summer of Reading 2021


Have your child join our

Summer of Reading!


The Week Junior wants to keep kids reading all summer.

We’ve made it very easy for kids to take our Summer of Reading challenge. All they have to do is take these three steps:

  • Read three books this summer. They can choose from our list of 50 amazing books or read any books of their choice.




  • Print out the review form and tell us what they think of the books. They can give a star rating, write a three-word review, or write a longer review—it’s up to them!



  • Email the form to us at Every child who submits the form will be entered to win a prize pack of books from children’s publishers on our list. Three winners will be drawn at random. Deadline is midnight on August 20.
Summer of Reading boy reading

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 showed 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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From everyone at The Week Junior, happy summer!


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