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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

Join the PBK Summer Reading Challenge! Summer is the perfect time to instill a love of reading in your child. From now through August 26th, read all the award-winning books on one of our recommended lists and qualify for fun prizes.


Raise a Reader this Summer!

Seven Tips for Early Literacy Learning
The long days of summer are perfect for getting kids engaged and excited about reading. Whether you're home or traveling, it's important to incorporate fun language lessons to get children on the path to fluency. Here are seven tips for kids who know the alphabet but aren't reading independently.

Here are our top tips to prevent the summer slump:

Tip #1: Focus on the letters of their name.
Tip #2: Recognize each letter and know their sounds.
Tip #3: Introduce uppercase and lowercase letters.
Tip #4: Practice early writing techniques.
Tip #5: Connect objects with words.
Tip #6: Practice print referencing.
Tip #7: Read, read, read!

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Raise a Reader This Summer!

Award-winning author, Marc Tyler Nobleman, shares his new book about the creators of Superman and tips on how to keep our kids reading all summer long.

How to Use Crafts to Strengthen Your Child's Reading Muscles

Traci Paige Johnson, co-creator of Blues Clues, shares crafty tips that your kids will love.

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