Educators who register students in reading challenge before June 30 can enter to win a free classroom library of 50 books

reading-challengeScholastic has launched student pre-registration (K-8th grades) for its 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge at

Now in its ninth year, this free, global reading program motivates children to read for fun throughout the summer months by logging their reading minutes, earning rewards and helping to break the world record of 304,749,681 minutes read (set in summer 2014).

The top elementary school that logs the most minutes this summer will win a visit from bestselling author Michael Northrop, and the top middle school that logs the most minutes will win a visit from bestselling author Varian Johnson.

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