Memorable Reading Under the Stars Evening #SummerReading

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Last night, we hosted a “Reading Under the Stars” mother-daughter book club as a part of the Scholastic’s Summer Reading Under the Stars Challenge.

summer reading challenge logo

(We were hoping to be outside most of the night but unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate until later.)

book club discussion

JJ wrote questions that she asked the group to discuss about the book she picked for us to read, The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein and Andres Jacobson.

Kitty Familiar

The kids made their own magical animal familiars and shared those with the group – talk about cool and creative ideas!

summer under the stars book club

Then each mother-daughter pair worked on a fun treasure hunt for prizes!

book club goodies

The bags of goodies included EVEREADY® flashlights, EVEREADY® batteries, animal keychains, bookmarks, and more!

snacks at book club

To make things even more fun, we grabbed yummy snacks and headed outside with our new flashlights (and headlamps.)

headlamps at book club

Next time, another girl will host the book club. She’ll get to pick the book and plan the discussion questions.

I’m really excited to finish Lori Day’s new and fabulous book, Her Next Chapter: How Mother Daughter Book Clubs Can Help Girls Navigate Malicious Media, Risky Relationships, Girl Gossip, and So Much More, to help us! Since Lori recommends tons of books, we’ll have the moms get a turn to pick out books, too.

reading under the stars

For more information about Scholastic’s Reading Under the Stars like Scholastic Parents on Facebook, follow Scholastic on Twitter and Instagram, follow the Summer Reading Challenge Pinterest Board and like the Summer Reading Challenge YouTube Playlist.

This year’s Summer Reading theme is Reading Under the Stars, and is powered by EVEREADY®, the maker of batteries and flashlights, to encourage families to discover new and fun ways to explore reading outside this summer. 

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Did you read the reasons we’re doing Scholastic’s Summer Reading Challenge? If not, go here to read them.

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