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July 27, 2015
During their first week at work, Scholastic’s 2014 summer interns spent some time reminiscing about summers growing up and the books that were important to them as kids. I hope you’ll enjoy getting to know me and the rest of the eager Scholastic interns through our summer suggestions and recollections!
Margret Wiggins, Editorial Intern
Every summer my family escaped to Montauk, NY, and there I read many books about the beach and ocean animals. My favorite was Hungry, Hungry Sharks! by Joanna Cole, but this did lead to me being terrified that I would be eaten by a shark every time I went swimming.
David Elber, International Product Development Intern
Growing up, I spent my summers either at summer camp or with my family. One summer, we planned a last-minute trip—on the day that the sixth Harry Potter book came out. I was worried that I would have to wait to read the book, but a local supermarket was selling copies that morning and I was able to read for the entire car ride.
Mackenzie Morton, Merchandising Intern
I was a very unsatisfied little girl growing up because I always wished it was winter when it was summer (and vice versa). So, oddly enough, a book I liked to read during the summer was The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg. It was fun to make believe that Christmas was just around the corner!
Kwame Egerton II, Information Technology Intern
One subject that held my attention growing up was technology. I wondered how CD players, TVs, and computers functioned. I yearned to be one of the characters in the novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. Sounds very nerdy I know, but imagine how much fun exploring the galaxy would be.
Ernest (Steven) Sutton, Corporate Benefits Intern
Growing up my summer was full of camp—I was consistently busy thanks to the help (or force) of my parents. One book I remember reading that kept me busy aside from scavenger hunts and pool time was Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.
Mario Mowatt, E-Commerce and Marketing Intern
Growing up, summer was the best and most active part of my year! I was always looking forward to day camp and traveling to new cities, or familiar ones. Amongst all of my favorite activities, I always enjoyed a good book during down time. One of my favorite summers reads was The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton, which I still regard as one of the best books I’ve ever read!
Sara Dana, Editorial Intern
Rather than send me off to camp, my parents decided we would use the summer to travel to places like Italy, London, and Paris. Every time we went somewhere new, my mom would buy me a travel book. It was one thing to see the Eiffel Tower in a book, but it was a completely different experience to see it in person.
Look for more favorite books from Scholastic summer interns in parts two and three!
About the Author: Mackenzie Morton is an intern at Scholastic this summer and completely thrilled to be working at a place that was such a big part of her childhood!
August 8, 2014