20 Minutes a Day

Hey Kids! Did you know you can avoid the summer slide by reading just 20 minutes per day? What is the summer slide you ask? Well, it refers to a phenomenon where students’ reading skills slide back during the summertime. Amidst all the swimming and traveling it’s hard to get reading time in, right? We’ve created a reading log that you can print out and started tracking your reading with. We will check back in with you at the end of the summer to see how well you did. Remember, just 20 minutes a day and you will return to school a reading success!

Real Kids, Real Reviews: The Mystery at the Space Needle

Dean S., our resident Real Kid, has delivered his latest review! Name: Dean S.​ Age: 12 Hometown: Green Lake, WI Book: The Mystery at the Space Needle I really liked all of the cool places that the book explored. It made me want to go to Seattle! It was a very cool mystery, and the end was very exciting. It was very well written, with very few grammatical errors. But the plan to steal the coins, especially the security guards, after 54 years finding out about it, is a bit far-fetched. And also, why would Old Mike not tell the kids or Mimi and Papa not to do anything, instead of leaving vague clues. Also, it might give kids bad ideas about sneaking around and disobeying their parents. But

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