The Summer Book Club is open to kids ages 5 to 14. Children may read some or all of the books on our list. We’re on the honor system. We just want kids to enjoy summer reading.
To join the club, children must be registered by a parent or guardian. To do that, a parent needs to fill out our online form (or send the information to KidsPost Summer Book Club, The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071).
Every child who is registered will receive a beautiful bookmark designed by Kerry O’Hare, 11, of Fairfax Station. Nearly 200 children from the Washington area participated in our contest to draw the summer bookmark.
Kerry, a fifth-grader at Sangster Elementary, told KidsPost what inspired the colorful design and its message, which includes a pun.
“I wanted to do fish,” Kerry said. “Then my mom said to me, ‘School of fish, that’s funny.’ ”
Kerry said it was a great fit for a summer book club “because you can read outside of school.”
The judges liked Kerry’s sense of humor, the playful crab and the summery underwater theme.
KidsPost will publish a list of the club’s members at the end of the summer. Parents should indicate if they do not want their child’s name printed in the newspaper.