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Kids, join the Summer Book Battle and be eligible to win prizes!

Kids…get ready for a Summer Book Battle, with four weeks of free summertime fun hosted by The Children’s Trust, one of Miami’s most comprehensive resource organizations.

The programs are designed for kindergartners through fifth-graders and their families. 

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The Book Battle is set for 10 a.m. July 9. Activities will include virtual field trips, entertainment and read-alouds with special guests from the Miami Heat. Register here.

To participate in the Book Battle, kids in the following grades should read:

  • Kindergarten and first grade: “Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons” by Eric Litwin
  • Second and third grade: “Zoey and Sasafrass: Dragons and Marshmallows” by Elise Parsley
  • Fourth and fifth grade: “Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” by Chris Grabenstein


On the Stay Home Miami website, you can also:

  • Enjoy a Miami Marlins coloring book, then post and tag your work on Instagram for a chance to win an autographed card from a Marlins player.
  • Learn musical tips and lessons from the pros at Miami Music Project.
  • Perfect your dance skills with the experts from Thomas Armour Youth Ballet.
  • Kick your way to soccer success with the U.S. Soccer Foundation.
  • Create fun crafts, download a Romero Britto coloring book and adventure audio books.
  • Find a rock in your yard or neighborhood and paint it with an inspiring message.

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Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Biscayne Times, Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL.

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