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Scholastic Summer Reading Roadtrip hits Dallas at Half Price Books – 7/12

July 12, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ultimate Summer Reading Roadtrip at Half Price Books in Dallas

In an effort to get kids reading this summer, the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RV will visit Half Price Books Bookstore on July 12th from 4:00pm-6:00pm. Kids and families will have the opportunity to participate in their very own “pop-up” reading festival, meet some of their favorite authors, and engage in fun reading activities. The RVs will visit 20 U.S. cities nationwide throughout the summer, traveling more than 10,000 miles to spread the message about the importance of summer reading to kids.

At the Half Price Books reading road trip stop kids and families will enjoy a fun day of free reading activities including:

  • An author visit and book signing from
    • Varian Johnson, author of The Great Greene Heist
    • Paige Britt, author of The Lost Track of Time
    • Jennifer Ziegler, author of Revenge of the Flower Girls
  • An activity tent filled with reading activities
  • Giveaway tables and a prize wheel
  • Animated photo stations with Clifford the Big Red Dog® and Slappy from Goosebumps®
  • “Instaframes” picture stations for kids to show-off their “reading muscles”
  • Costume characters including: Clifford the Big Red Dog®

WHERE: Half Price Books, 5803 E NW Highway, Dallas, TX 75231

WHEN:  July 12th 

TIME: 4:00pm-6:00pm

To track the RVs and find local events, visit the tour schedule here: Follow the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip live on social media via @Scholastic and #SummerReading.

More summer fun: As part of Scholastic’s commitment to getting kids reading all summer, parents and educators can sign up their kids for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, a free online reading program that motivates kids to read more books over the summer. Starting, May 9th, and throughout the 18 weeks of summer, kids can log their reading minutes and unlock fun stories from 18 children’s authors. At the end of the summer, the school in each U.S. state, territory and in the District of Columbia that has logged the most reading minutes will be given the title “Best in State” and will be featured in the 2017 Scholastic Book of World Records. Parents can visit the site to find daily reading tips, book lists, and can “ask the expert” to get personalized summer reading recommendations for their kids. The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is available for free at



July 12, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Scholastic Books


Half Price Books
5803 E NW Highway
Dallas, TX 75231 United States
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