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THIS SUMMER WAS COOL FOR THIS BOOK IS COOL!

As kids head back into the classroom for another great year of learning, we heard how much fun they had while reading this summer in the Sunc…

Summer Maths

Friends, Whether you staycationed or traveled this past summer, I hope your family was one of the many who participated in 2023’s THIS BOOK I…

A Magical Motivational Morning

Summer camps bring many different types of excitement. Some children wake up excited for another day with friends. Some are excited about the…

THIS BOOK IS COOL! (Book distribution at schools)

The excitement of summer reading is in the air at over 150 school locations across our region. As summed up by the Sea Breeze Elementary Scho…

Blast Off & Bloom

Dear Friends, Some people usher in spring by deep cleaning their homes or recommitting to their New Year’s Eve resolutions (you know the ones…

Manatee County’s Breakfast with a Purpose: Laying the Foundation for a Successful Transition to Kindergarten

The excitement was palpable (along with the yawns) as teachers, both Prek and K, greeted each other. The scrumptious smell of bacon provided …

THESE BOOKS ARE COOL! — THIS BOOK IS COOL! End of Summer Feedback

The end of summer always brings a pang of sadness, along with the gleeful anticipation that comes with a new school year. It also brings incr…

Kicking Off a New School Year

It’s no secret that summer is one of the best times of the year, especially here at SCGLR. We round up our students in the region and host on…

THIS BOOK IS COOL! In School – Available to Educators and Their Students

What do you picture when you hear “speech and language therapy?” Is it a therapist and child sitting across the table from each other looking…

Mixed-Up Mythical Creatures

The Ringling was honored to lead the first Family Engagement Night for THIS BOOK IS COOL! With 78 families in attendance, it was definitely C…

Registration Is Open

Editor’s Note: Register for THIS BOOK IS COOL in English or Spanish.   Registration IS open!  Such exciting words. But when preceded by …

THIS BOOK IS COOL! In School

Editor’s Note: The Suncoast Campaign is looking forward to partnering with schools, groups, nonprofits, agencies, and faith-based organizatio…

THIS BOOK IS COOL! and Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge Data Narrative

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) has been described as the elephant within The Patterson Foundation’s (TPF) zoo of initi…

Zooming into Another Year of Impact: The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading’s Community Update Zoom

Recently, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) hosted its annual Community Update via Zoom. With over 200 participants joini…

We Asked, They Answered: Feedback from THIS BOOK IS COOL! Summer Reading

The interest in the 2021 THIS BOOK IS COOL! Suncoast Summer Reading Challenge was unprecedented from the start. Our goal of reaching 2,000 ch…

A Heartwarming Story of Impact

Editor’s Note: This story came to us through THIS BOOK IS COOL! summer connector, Renée Isrel.  The names in the story have been changed at t…

THIS BOOK IS COOL! — The Sequel

Summer 2021. Check! That’s a wrap. Yes, it’s 90 degrees outside today. Yes, it still feels like summer. Yes, this has been a summer like no o…

Summer Learning Teamwork, a Pursuit of Excellence in Action

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (SCGLR) centers our work around five pillars: School Readiness (the 0-5 years) Attendance Summ…