Summer means more time for fun reads! And reading time is important to keep your kids engaged and ready for another year of school. Amazon has two programs to make that book goal a bit easier: Journey into Reading and the Summer Reading Challenge. 

You’ll find tons of great book recommendations through Journey into Reading. It’s a rotating list of topics along with age-appropriate reading recommendations from the Amazon Book Editors. Aimed at kids from 6 to 12, it also offers free downloadable activity sheets. Topics range from “In the Kitchen” to “Outer Space” and you can sign up for emails about the upcoming weeks.

Reading challenges make the season more fun and Amazon is running one until August 23. Kids from kindergarten through eighth grade can sign up and pick seven books to read. Once they’ve completed that accomplishment, they can turn in a completed sign-up sheet to a participating store and receive a free National Geographic Kids book! Find your participating store to get more details.

Need more reading inspiration? Check out our best books of 2021, so far. You’ll find a curated list that spans from the first year of life all the way to the end of middle school!

––Sarah Shebek

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