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Keep Reading Skills Growing This Summer

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Kids work hard to build reading skills during the school year, and it's important to keep those skills fresh during the summer.

Studies show that reading during summer break provides valuable benefits for kids. Summer reading:

  • Generates more eagerness to read
  • Enhances reading skills
  • Counteracts learning loss
  • Improves test scores

Have you already signed up for the San Francisco Public Library Summer Read 2014? Here are two more resources to help you get your summer reading off to a strong start:

Summer Under the Stars
Take the 2014 "Summer Under the Stars" Reading Challenge at Scholastic.com. First, register for the challenge. Then between now and September 5, read as many books as you can. Record reading minutes on your dashboard and be part of setting a new world record!

Watch a welcome message from Astronaut Leland Melvin to learn more about Summer Under the Stars!

Book Your Trip
Whether you're traveling this summer or not, take a look at the lists NPR calls "Book Your Trip." They've organized book suggestions for kids to adults by modes of transportation.

Featured are books about journeys by "train, plane, car, bike, boat, foot, city transit, horse, balloon, rocketship, time . . . and giant peaches." Take a look at each category to see book covers and plot summaries.

So, don't wait any longer. Find a book and get your skills growing! Get more summer reading tips by visiting The Literacy & Language Center.

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