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Book Summer is an online reading program that will guide tweens and teens to create (or reignite) a joy for reading.
The Session fee per child is $500. Now Sessions are only $100!

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Monthly Membership

When you join our program, your child will have access to all the help and resources he/she needs to build a lifelong habit for reading

Subscribing to Book Summer includes:

1-1 help and guidance from our highly skilled and enthusiastic Reading Guides

  • Consultations and coaching available multiple times a week
  • Regular monitoring of reading progress and enjoyment along the way
  • Reading strategies specific to the individual
  • Help with locating books quickly and easily

Access to a global community of readers

  • Resources, activities, and discussion forums designed to help keep kids engaged and excited about reading

Tools to help making reading more approachable and fun

  • Personalized book list tailored to unique interests
  • Interactive challenges and discussion boards
  • Easy reading goal setting -- daily, weekly, and long term

Summer Reading Session

Our weekly group and individual meetings led by our Reading Guides will focus on various reading strategies, topics, and activities each week.

5-week
session

Highly skilled
Reading Guide

Personal
Reading List

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FAQ

  • Week 1: Group meets 5x / week
  • Week 2-4: Group meets 1x/ week
  • Week 5: Group meets 1x/week + Celebration
  • Individual meetings available 2x/ each week
  • Daily engagement occurs through the Challenges, Activities, and Discussion Boards on Book Summer’s online community platform

Up to 10 people per group, 30 in each session

Individual goals may vary; we anticipate at least 2-3 books read per session

  • Visit our individual bookstore, Bookshop.org
  • Your local independent booksellers
  • Your local library

No, purchasing or borrowing of books is the individual’s responsibility

The first book should be ready to begin reading by Monday of the first week. Each reader will receive and complete a Questionnaire before the session begins. Based on the Questionnaire, our Reading Guides will send a personalized book recommendation list in which the reader will select a book before beginning a Book Summer session. We highly recommend having two books available at all times so there is not a delay in starting a new book.

  • Complete daily touch-points:
    • Post reading minutes every day
    • Post comments to at least one discussion thread
  • Have multiple (at least 2) books ready to read
  • Come with questions for your Reading Guide
  • Be on time for virtual discussions
  • Book travels with you wherever you go
  • Participate in challenges and activities

Our Reading Guides monitor daily touch-points: posting daily minutes read, uploading content for activities and challenges, keeping track of top readers by ranking, commenting on discussion boards. We also measure progress through 1-1 virtual meetings and group meetings with Reading Guides.

  • Encourage reader to have ongoing list of at least five books they would like to read
  • Visit the library (or reserve ahead of time for pick-up); make books available
  • Dedicate time for daily reading – create the time and space
  • Encourage reader to bring book for trips, errands, with him/her everywhere

This will be one of many reading strategies we will discuss in group meetings

It is the reader’s responsibility to find another copy of the book or begin reading next book, one from To Be Read (TBR) pile as soon as possible

Each reader is on a different journey to find the books he/she loves. These books may vary in length, genre, writing style, etc. Once a book is finished or abandoned, the reader will begin reading a book from the TBR pile as soon as possible.

Through email or Book Summer’s online platform’s messaging system

  • Discovering reading preferences (genre, author’s writing style, etc.)
  • Reading strategies
  • Ways to improve reading habits
  • Goal coaching

The method of discussion we use is the Socratic Seminar. Some of the many topics that will be discussed will be theme, character development, author’s writing style, and connection to real-life.

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Book Summer is an online reading program that will guide tweens and teens to create (or reignite) a joy for reading.
The Session fee per child is $500. Now Sessions are only $100!

Now Sessions are only $100!

What your kids will get with us

5-week
session

Highly skilled
Reading Guide

Personal
Reading List

Monthly Membership

When you join our program, your child will have access to all the help and resources he/she needs to build a lifelong habit for reading

Subscribing to Book Summer includes:

1-1 help and guidance from our highly skilled and enthusiastic Reading Guides
Access to a global community of readers
Tools to help making reading more approachable and fun

Each session will include

Our weekly group and individual meetings led by our Reading Guides will focus on various reading strategies, topics, and activities each week.

Weekly one-on-one meetings

with highly skilled and enthusiastic Reading Guides who will

  • Match kids to books that fit their interest
  • Help kids quickly locate books
  • Ensure the books are “a fit” by tracking child progress and enjoyment along the way
  • Teach reading strategies specific to the individual

Weekly
group meetings

led by Guides, where kids will

  • Learn skills and tools of how to become a better reader
  • Participate in group discussions about books they are reading
  • Learn how to set daily, weekly, and long terms reading goals for themselves
  • Meet guest speakers

24/7 access to our community platform

which includes  access to resources, activities, and discussion forums designed to help keep kids engaged and excited about reading

FAQ

  • Week 1: Group meets 5x / week
  • Week 2-4: Group meets 1x/ week
  • Week 5: Group meets 1x/week + Celebration
  • Individual meetings available 2x/ each week
  • Daily engagement occurs through the Challenges, Activities, and Discussion Boards on Book Summer’s online community platform

Up to 10 people per group, 30 in each session

Individual goals may vary; we anticipate at least 2-3 books read per session

  • Visit our individual bookstore, Bookshop.org
  • Your local independent booksellers
  • Your local library

No, purchasing or borrowing of books is the individual’s responsibility

The first book should be ready to begin reading by Monday of the first week. Each reader will receive and complete a Questionnaire before the session begins. Based on the Questionnaire, our Reading Guides will send a personalized book recommendation list in which the reader will select a book before beginning a Book Summer session. We highly recommend having two books available at all times so there is not a delay in starting a new book.

  • Complete daily touch-points:
    • Post reading minutes every day
    • Post comments to at least one discussion thread
  • Have multiple (at least 2) books ready to read
  • Come with questions for your Reading Guide
  • Be on time for virtual discussions
  • Book travels with you wherever you go
  • Participate in challenges and activities

Our Reading Guides monitor daily touch-points: posting daily minutes read, uploading content for activities and challenges, keeping track of top readers by ranking, commenting on discussion boards. We also measure progress through 1-1 virtual meetings and group meetings with Reading Guides.

  • Encourage reader to have ongoing list of at least five books they would like to read
  • Visit the library (or reserve ahead of time for pick-up); make books available
  • Dedicate time for daily reading – create the time and space
  • Encourage reader to bring book for trips, errands, with him/her everywhere

This will be one of many reading strategies we will discuss in group meetings

It is the reader’s responsibility to find another copy of the book or begin reading next book, one from To Be Read (TBR) pile as soon as possible

Each reader is on a different journey to find the books he/she loves. These books may vary in length, genre, writing style, etc. Once a book is finished or abandoned, the reader will begin reading a book from the TBR pile as soon as possible.

Through email or Book Summer’s online platform’s messaging system

  • Discovering reading preferences (genre, author’s writing style, etc.)
  • Reading strategies
  • Ways to improve reading habits
  • Goal coaching

The method of discussion we use is the Socratic Seminar. Some of the many topics that will be discussed will be theme, character development, author’s writing style, and connection to real-life.

Join our program

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