My Books Summer | PreK–12

Where Summer Reading Meets Academic Achievement

Keep students reading all summer long with take-home books and practice materials proven to retain or improve reading skills—no summer school required.

My Books Summer | PreK–12

Where Summer Reading Meets Academic Achievement

Keep students reading all summer long with take-home books and practice materials proven to retain or improve reading skills—no summer school required.

Proven to Work. Guaranteed to Engage.

78% of students in Grades 3–5 maintained or increased their reading levels from spring to fall after receiving Scholastic summer books and other learning opportunities.

Backed by Research. Packed with Learning.

Our take-home book packs reinforce students' reading skills, including fluency and comprehension, so they can pick up right where they left off in the fall.

Results Educators Need

Maintain and raise student reading levels with proven reading and skills practice.

Books Students Love

Engage students with take-home books that reflect their interests and reading levels.

Libraries Families Cherish

Get families involved with caregiver resources and opportunities to read together!

Pick Your Packs

Take-home book packs are available in English and Spanish. Add skill-building workbooks for extra practice or save big by ordering classroom sets.

English Take-Home Packs

Select 5, 6, or 10 books featuring fiction, informational texts, or specialty themes. Available for Grades PreK–12.

Spanish Take-Home Packs

Select 5, 6, or 10 books featuring fiction, informational texts, or specialty themes. Available for Grades PreK–5.

Classroom Sets

30 take-home packs, each with 5 books featuring fiction and nonfiction titles. Available for Grades PreK–12 in English. Available for Grades PreK–5 in Spanish.

Summer Express Workbook Bundles

My Books Summer packs plus a Summer Express workbook with 100+ skills-based activities that reinforce reading, writing, phonics, math skills, and more.

Specialty Themes Available!

Focus on a specific need or area of interest with packs on School Readiness, Health and Wellness, STEM, Genre Study, and Literary Elements.

My Books Your Way | Customization

Personalize your summer reading program with custom options that support your school, district, or organization’s commitment to summer learning.

Elevate Engagement with Student Self-Select

Let your students choose the books they want to read via Student Self-Select Online. Research indicates that self-selected reading is twice as powerful as teacher-selected reading in developing motivation and comprehension.

  • Pre-select from more than 700 titles based on Grade or Lexile® level.
  • Student dashboards provide an easy-to-use customization and choice experience.
  • Book packs are delivered to your site bundled by classroom and individually shrink-wrapped and labeled for each student.

The Impact of Take-Home Books

Four decades of research with children of all ages, in varied socioeconomic and
cultural groups, reveal that access to books in the home is one of the strongest
predictors of educational achievement.

Just 5 Books ...

Reading just five books during the summer can prevent a decline in reading achievement when returning to school.

25 Books ...

A child who has at least 25 books in their home will, on average, complete two more years of school than a child from a home without any books at all.

40 Books ...

When second-graders were given 40 carefully selected books for their home libraries, their fluency improved, and parents reported increased time spent reading at home.

Read the Research. See the Results.

Learn more about the research behind summer reading and home libraries.

Home Libraries Topic Paper

This review of research details the positive impact of home libraries on student achievement.

Kids & Family Reading Report, 8th Edition

A national survey of parents and children shows that access to high-quality books is essential to building foundational reading skills.

Moreno Valley School District, CA

Moreno Valley School District kicked off their summer reading celebration with a bag of books for every student in the district.

Greenville County Schools, SC

Two years of research meet new standards of evidence by exploring the impact of providing students and families with access to books and learning opportunities.

Stoughton Public Schools, MA

This research study focused on the impact of a summer reading initiative on students’ and families’ attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors.

Sample a Summer Book Pack

Explore our book titles, practice activities, program guides, and everything else you get with My Books Summer.

5, 6, or 10 Trade Books

Discover some of our most engaging and acclaimed books this summer. Every title is easy to pick up and hard to put down!

Program Guide

The downloadable Program Guide supports implementation with timelines, checklists, tips, 
and reading strategies.

Think Sheets

Designed to boost comprehension skills, each book includes a Think Sheet with book-specific writing activities and comprehension questions.

Summer Reading Journal

Families can complete writing and comprehension activities together!

Postcard and Colored Pencils

Inspire creativity and imagination and provide opportunities for students to write to their friends over the summer.

Summer Express Workbooks

This 100-page workbook features skills-based activities that reinforce reading, writing, phonics, and math skills. (Included with select bundles only.)

Get Even More Out of Summer Reading

The need for independent reading doesn’t end when the summer does. That’s why we offer a wide range of programs to keep students reading independently all year long.

My Books Every Day

This collection of diverse titles and hands-on activity sets reinforces key learning skills, builds home libraries, and encourages year-round independent reading.

Grab and Go Take-Home Books

Thematic packs are delivered to schools and districts throughout the year to support independent reading at home.

Scholastic R.E.A.L.

This literacy-based mentoring program provides you with the tools to recruit and equip mentors to support children's academic success through read-alouds and book discussions.

Literacy Pro

Provide students with more reading choice and get the data you need to drive instruction with our powerful independent and instructional reading management program.

Workbooks

Build foundational literacy with engaging student practice books on alphabet knowledge, sight words, and reading comprehension!

Ready to Share My Books Summer with Your Students?