Scholastic Parents Night: The Power of Summer Reading!

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 


School's out!

At Scholastic Parents Night: The Power of Summer Reading, a virtual panel of Scholastic authors, education experts, and booksellers will give tips and book recommendations that will keep kids excited to read all summer long!

Be sure to tune in for:

  • A book recommendation speed-round with an indie bookseller - Ask for recommendations based on your child's likes and needs!

  • Interviews with beloved authors Varian Johnson (Twins and The Parker Inheritance) and Kelly Yang (The Front Desk series)

  • Tips and tricks to keep your kids reading all summer - and loving it!

  • Swag! Attendees who visit the store after the event will receive a goodie bag (on a first come, first serve basis), and all attendees will receive digital activities, brochures and more!



We will joined by:

  • Moderator John Schu: Lecturer at Rutgers University, Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic, host of the Facebook show Book Joy Live, and the author of the popular blog Watch. Read. Connect. 

  • Varian Johnson: Award-winning author of several books for children and young adults, including The Parker Inheritance and Twins, illustrated by Shannon Wright.

  • Lauren Savage: Co-founder and owner of the Reading Bug Bookstore and Reading Bug Box in San Carlos, California and narrator of the Reading Bug Adventures story and music podcast.

  • Lizette Serrano: VP of Educational Marketing at Scholastic, Co-founder of the Power of Story initiative and a 2021 Summer Reading Ambassador.

  • Kelly Yang: Author of the award-winning Front Desk series and founder of The Kelly Yang project



Scholastic Parents Night: The Power of Summer Reading!

Free to Be Elephant Me By Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator) Cover Image
The Giant Ice Cream Mess: An Acorn Book (Fox Tails #3) By Tina Kügler, Tina Kügler (Illustrator) Cover Image
Let's Go Swimming!: An Acorn Book (Hello, Hedgehog! #4) By Norm Feuti, Norm Feuti (Illustrator) Cover Image
Duck on a Bike By David Shannon, David Shannon (Illustrator) Cover Image
Azmina the Gold Glitter Dragon (Dragon Girls #1) By Maddy Mara Cover Image
Keep It Together, Keiko Carter: A Wish  Novel By Debbi Michiko Florence Cover Image
Last Gate of the Emperor By Kwame Mbalia, Prince Joel Makonnen Cover Image
Forge Your Dragon World: A Wings of Fire Creative Guide (Wings of Fire Graphix) By Tui T. Sutherland, Mike Holmes (Illustrator) Cover Image
The Magical Reality of Nadia (The Magical Reality of Nadia #1) By Bassem Youssef, Catherine R. Daly, Douglas Holgate (Illustrator) Cover Image
My Very Favorite Book in the Whole Wide World By Malcolm Mitchell, Michael Robertson (Illustrator) Cover Image
Twins: A Graphic Novel (Twins #1) By Varian Johnson, Shannon Wright (Illustrator) Cover Image
Shuri: A Black Panther Novel #1 By Nic Stone Cover Image
I Can Build It!: An Acorn Book (Princess Truly #3) By Kelly Greenawalt, Amariah Rauscher (Illustrator) Cover Image
The Story of Clifford (Clifford the Big Red Dog Storybook) By Norman Bridwell (Created by), Meredith Rusu, Jennifer Oxley (Illustrator), Erica Kepler (Illustrator) Cover Image
The Parker Inheritance (Scholastic Gold) By Varian Johnson Cover Image
Wash Your Fins, Baby Shark (A Baby Shark Book) By John John Bajet (Illustrator) Cover Image
Force of Fire (The Fire Queen #1) By Sayantani DasGupta Cover Image