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Meet This Year’s Summer Readers!

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We are happy to introduce some participants from the 2018 Summer Reading Club!

The Summer Reading Club is a fun way to keep up reading skills over the summer! The Club helps parents encourage their kids to keep reading when school is out by recommending books for students of all ages to read during the Summer.

Our family really enjoyed the reading club. I appreciated the incentive to complete the program that the certificate provided, as well as the recommended titles from which we could select.

Students received an Achievement Certificate to certify that they are Summer Reading Champions.

Certificates were awarded after six books were read and the student wrote a short summary or made a short oral presentation to their parents on each book.

The Summer Reading Club is a fun way to keep up reading skills over the summer! The Club helps parents encourage their kids to keep reading when school is out by recommending books for students of all ages to read during the Summer.

In the Reading Club, under the guidance of their parents, students are free to read whatever books they wish.

In his marvelous Book By Book: Notes on Reading and Life, literary critic Michael Dirda reminds parents to “encourage any reading interest—no matter how frivolous or unacademic you find it…The child who hunches over the Hardy Boys today will read Agatha Christie tomorrow and Crime and Punishment a few years after—if he or she is encouraged.”

By allowing its students the liberty to select their own books for reading, Seton hopes to reinforce that parental encouragement suggested by Dirda.

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Seton does provide its students with a list of suggested books compiled by several counselors. Chip Hibl, Director of Seton Educational Media and the creator of the Summer Reading Club, devised the Club for two reasons: to encourage reading at all levels throughout the summer and to make people more aware of the fine collection of literature available from Seton.

This year’s list of recommendations include Jan Brett’s Annie and the Wild Animals and classics, such as Anne of Green Gables and The Chronicles of Narnia. Check out the best selling series The Gospel Time Trekkers, which is a delightful journey that immerses the young reader in Bible times and the story of the Gospel. Don’t forget Fr. Hardon’s Christopher Columbus: The Catholic Discovery of America and the dozens of saint biographies for all ages – pre-k to adult.

 

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