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Scholastic Summer Challenge Launches for Seventh Year

Young readers can sign up for the Scholastic Summer Challenge, a free project to help kids keep track of their reading and win prizes this summer. The contest lasts from now until September 6, 2013.

Kids can sign up at this link. Schools around the country will enter the contest, vying to break the minutes spent reading record set last year. Here’s more about the contest, from the release:

Now in its seventh year, the Scholastic Summer Challenge is a free online reading program where kids can log their reading minutes to earn rewards and help set a new 2013 world record for summer reading to beat last year’s record of 95,859,491 minutes. The school that logs the most minutes will win a visit from Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey.

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