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Wizards Reading Zone

We enjoy spending our storytimes together! The Wizards Reading Zone is the perfect place to expand kids’ love for reading. Use our zone to make storytime special by browsing book titles, participating in reading challenges, or even listening to your favorite Wizards player narrate books. Our reading zone is a place to make reading fun by encouraging children to read outside of the classroom. So, whether you are reading to a child or your child is reading to you, we have something for readers of all ages.

Dive into our Wizards Reading Zone to fuel your kid’s reading imagination! 


Wizards Book Of The Month

Make reading at home fun each month! Some parents are familiar with only a small selection of classic book titles or aren’t sure what titles to recommend for their children to read outside of the classroom. We wanted to select a Book of the Month that our entire Wizards community can read together.

In partnership with DC Public Library and Prince George's County Memorial Library System, the Wizards will highlight books for children in various age groups to read each month. Each month both library systems will select one book for readers grades K-2, one book for readers grades 3-5, and one book for readers grades 6-8 to explore. These books will be great for kids to read alone or for families to read together. Once your kids finish the book, let us know what you thought. Share your thoughts with us on social media @JrWizards and use hashtag #WizardsBookoftheMonth!

Subscribe to our Book of the Month mailing list to receive an email each month with new book titles. Need even more books to keep reading? Visit our participating libraries to browse title selections.

DC Public Library

For families closest to DC Public Library: Explore their picks for the Wizards Book of the Month! Visit their website to check out the book and to browse other titles.

Prince George's County Memorial Library System

For families closest to Prince George’s County Memorial Library System: Explore their picks for the Wizards Book of the Month! Visit their website to check out the book and to browse other titles.


Read Every Day!

Did you know, finding just 20 minutes a day to read can strengthen vocabulary and elevate literacy? Introducing a variety of options in your kids’ book selection can help keep their attention and make reading exciting. 

Make Reading Fun!

If kids associate reading with fun, reading will not be seen as a chore. Explore the avenues of adventure, imagination and creativity within the pages of each book. Parents, start encouraging reading at a young age so it becomes an activity your kids love to do when they are older.

Grab A Library Card!

The library has numerous resources available for children! From physical books, ebooks, programs and activities, libraries have everything your kids need to stay engaged and have a great time.  

Click on these links to sign your kids up for a DCPL or PGCMLS library card.


Sit back and relax as your favorite Wizards players read you a book. 

 

Think you have what it takes to compete in our reading challenges? Check out all three challenges below for Summer reading fun! We have reading minutes logs, book logs and a reading competition!  Share your completed charts with us on social media @JrWizards or at dcfamily@monumentalsports.com.