Children need to keep their minds active during school vacation to avoid the dreaded "summer slide" - forgetting what they learned during the school year. Librarians and teachers know that the best way to do that is by providing a fun-filled summer reading program to get kids into the public library.
Collected here are 50 highly successful summer reading programs for grades K-7. Each highly flexible plan is developed around a specific theme (art, baseball, geography, zoos, and so on), providing fifteen related activities (bulletin boards, reading incentive games, crafts, etc.) and a materials list.
Published in 1992, this was the first book ever published with detailed instructions on how to plan a summer reading program.