Keep your 5th grader reading this summer the fun way!
Your child will love reading with RIK! In each kit are six to nine packages containing surprises that relate to the story. Children open them at intervals as they read.
No other reading program has proven to be as engaging, motivating, or just plain fun! Read independently or grab your friends, form a book club, do book-related activities and have fun reading with RIK.
The RIK Summer Reading Program includes four exciting kits selected by elementary school librarian and RIK founder, Paula Ruesch. Enjoy Paula’s Picks, or custom design your own bundle. Kits can be ordered with or without books. The RIK surprise packages track with a specific book, so the book is necessary, but if you have the book or want to check it out from the library, that’s totally cool. We are big fans of libraries.
Included in the RIK Summer Reading bundle for 5th graders are the following titles:
Bud Not Buddy (Battle of the Books Title)
Book written by: Christopher Paul Curtis
Book published by: Yearling
It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him:
1. He has his own suitcase full of special things.
2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself.
3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!!
Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself.
Regarding the Fountain (Battle of the Books Title)
Book written by: Kate Klise
Book published by: Avon Books
You’ll find the surprises in this kit to be as fun and unique as this fun-to-read story.
The Dry Creek Middle School drinking fountain has sprung a leak, so principal Walter Russ dashes off a request to Flowing Waters Fountains, Etc. The telling of this story is chronicled in letters, postcards, memos, transcripts, and official documents.
Summer of the Monkeys (Battle of the Books Title)
Book written by: Wilson Rawls
Book published by: Random House Children’s Books
The last thing fourteen-year-old Jay Berry Lee expects to find while trekking through the Ozark Mountains of Oklahoma is a tree full of monkeys. But then Jay learns from his grandpa that the monkeys have escaped from a traveling circus, and there’s a big reward for the person who finds and returns them. His family could really use the money, so Jay sets off, determined to catch them. But by the end of the summer, Jay will have learned a lot more than he bargained for—and not just about monkeys. From the beloved author of Where the Red Fern Grows comes another memorable adventure novel filled with heart, humor, and excitement.
Book written by: Michael Morpurgo
Book published by: Scholastic
When Michael’s father loses his job, he buys a boat and convinces Michael and his mother to sail around the world. It’s an ideal trip — even Michael’s sheepdog can come along. It starts out as the perfect family adventure — until Michael is swept overboard. He’s washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he’s not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, is wary of him. But when Michael’s life is threatened, Kensuke slowly lets the boy into his world. The two develop a close understanding in this remote place, but the question of rescue continues to divide them.
Some of the kits contains food items best used within 30-60 days of purchase.
We want the incentives used in our kits to be a surprise to the children. We also realize grownups will need to know what’s inside. A complete list of objects used as incentives for this kit is available in the “FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS” envelope included inside the kit. Please retain that envelope for your reference before giving the kit to a child.
Kits will ship the first week of June. Please allow 3-8 business days for shipping. This item is currently not available for shipment outside the continental U.S.