Britannica’s Summer Reading Challenge

May 17, 2017

Join Britannica’s Summer Reading Challenge for Elementary Readers!

Kids who read over the summer have an easier time launching back into fall learning. We’ve outlined 5 simple steps toward a successful summer reading program to help students stay engaged, have fun, and continue to develop their reading skills.

Step 1: Set a Goal.

Download Pledge Certificate

How many minutes do students think they can read each day? How many minutes does that add up to each week? How many books is that? How about for the whole summer? Have students create a pledge for their summer reading goals.

Step 2: Involve Parents.

Send a letter home with your students to share their summer reading pledge. Include reading resources available to them, such as e-books, book drives, or local libraries.

Step 3: Get the Books.

Finding reading material that is fun and engaging is a MUST for the summer months. Some of our favorite brand-new series for K-5 include I Have Feelings, All Kinds of Families, and Transportation and Me. Our Spanish-language series favorites are Adentro del espacio exterior (Inside Outer Space)Tienda de Dulces Salto en el Tiempo (Time Hop Sweets Shop), and Libros por capítulos para principiantes (Beginning Chapter Books).

Whichever books your students choose, you can take advantage of Britannica’s 30% off Summer Sale through June 15 at

Step 4: Track Results.

Download Reading Log

Have students download our reading log to track their books and the minutes they spend reading each week.

Step 5: Celebrate Success.

Download Certificate of Achievement

When they return to school, reward students for meeting their goal with a Certificate of Achievement!

With summer just around the corner, we hope you will find these resources helpful for your students!