Jumpstart Ready to Read is today – the one day of the year when millions of people across the country read the same book and set a record. This year people will read the children’s book Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, by David Soman and Jacky Davis.
You can even read the book online for free thanks to WeGiveBooks.org! Not only that, Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad isn’t the ONLY book you can read free – there are several more. And for each book you read Jumpstartdonates books.
If you are younger than 13 you’ll need an adult to register you on the website. Other than that, the site is free and really easy to use. Just click on a book jacket and start reading.
American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, died on August 25, 2012. He was 82. Neil is perhaps best known for what he said as he stepped onto the lunar surface, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
A message to you from Neil’s family:
“While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves.”
President Obama has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff today (Friday, August 31, 2012) for Neil Armstrong’s Funeral. The half-staff flag is a mark of respect for his memory.
BOOKS RETURNED AFTER SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012 WILL NOT EARN POINTS.
FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, POINTS CAN BE EXCHANGED FOR PRIZES UNTIL SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 2012.
All good things eventually come to an end. Today, Saturday, July 28, 2012 is the very last day you can turn in books for points for the 2012 Gear Up for Good Summer Reading Program. After today, you can no longer add points to your point card. You can, however, spend points for prizes until Saturday, August 4, 2012. If you have had your eye on a particular prize, you better get moving!
It’s been fun. I hope you read a lot of good books! If you read a good book that you want to tell other kids about – Tell Us About a Book You Liked so other kids can see it in the blog. Or, you can leave a comment about a book that has already been featured in the blog. The best kind of good book source is another kid! Even though the Summer Reading Program is over this blog will keep going – come back often to find out about good books to read.