Tuesday, June 4, 2013

It's Summer Reading Time!!!

Of course, local libraries everywhere host summer reading programs.  I know my kids always look forward to participating, attending the special activities and presentations, and collecting their rewards.  In addition, there are some fantastic online programs available.  Some of these are tried and true Wells' family faves, but I actually came across some new things this year as well.  Happy Reading!!!!

1. Barnes & Noble
  • Read and record 8 books.  Turn in the completed reading journal and receive a free book!

2. Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program
  • Read for at least 15 minutes each day for a month.
  • Add up your minutes and have your parent or guardian initial each week.
  • Once you've read 300 minutes, turn in your completed reading log to earn your $5 HPB Back-to-School Bucks reading reward for the month.

3. Exodus Books
  • $5 a participant.  Any student grades 1-12. Younger students may also enroll, but the booklist starts at first grade. 
  • Download a copy of Outside of a Dog (PDF) and a book log for each student (feel free to print more). Registered participants will get 20% off the retail price of new books from the booklist from June 1 - August 31, but you are under no obligation to buy a single book from us.
  • - Everyone who reads 3 books from their grade level booklist (or above) will receive a $5 gift certificate to Exodus. - All kids in grades 1-6 who read 25 books will get a second prize.
    - For grades 1-6, there will be one grand prize for most books read.
    - Kids in grades 7-12 who read 5000 pages will get a second prize.
    - For grades 7-12, there will be one grand prize for most pages read.
    - Finally, there will be one grand prize random drawing taken from all participants who have read three books or more from Outside a Dog or our website. The prize drawing will be on the second Friday of September.

2013 Reading Program Sign-Up

4.  Tyndale Summer Reading Program

Here’s what the Tyndale Summer Reading Program will get you:
- For every 5 books you read and submit proof that you shared about them (blog/social media), you’ll receive a free book of your choice from the summer reading list.
  • The top reader at the end of the summer will receive a $75 gift card towards books.
  • The 2nd through 4th place top readers will each receive a $50 gift card towards books.
  • Everyone who earns at least one point will be entered to win a free e-reader
Program will run June 1st through August 31st 2013.
This is a great reading program for the whole family... mom, teens, kids :-)

Tyndale Summer Reading Program

5.  No Time for Flashcards "4th Annual Summer Reading Challenge"
  • Use the printable tally sheet to record weekly reading and each week fill out the online form.
  • The goal is for the participants to collectively read 30,000 books.
  • Monthly Book Prize Packs !  On June 15th, July 15th and August 15th an entry will be drawn and that person will win a prize pack to say thanks for participating. The books will be chosen based on age of the children in the winning family.  The packs are worth approximately $20 each.
  • Grand Prize - $50 Amazon.com Gift Card  Winner will be drawn from all the entries on September 1st 2013 using random.org
Summer Reading Challenge - Read and Win

6. Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading Challenge
  • Download the reading list and track your child's progress.
  • Download a certificate of completion.
  • Visit local store to receive free book and enter to win a backpack full of books.

7. Homeschool Buyer's Co-Op Summer Fun Reading Program
  • Complete and submit a daily reading record for your child online. 
  • Your child earns a chance to win a prize for each hour read.  Every Wednesday in June, July, and August two prize winners will be drawn.
  • At each drawing, your child gets one chance to win for each hour she or he has read from June 1 up to noon on the day of the drawing. (Hours spent reading to a child or listening to audio books also qualify.)
  • On August 31 at 3:00 PM, we'll do our final drawing to select our GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the NEW Apple iPad (16 GB Wi-Fi model).
  • In early September, your child will receive a Reading Champion Certificate proudly stating how many hours he or she read during the summer.
8. Sylvan's Book Adventure
  • Read a book, take a comprehension quiz, earn points, and claim prize.

9. Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
  • Read, Log Minutes, Win Prizes 
10. Chuck E. Cheese
  • Read daily for two weeks and earn 10 tokens. 
11. Summer Reading Community Challenge from iVillage

  • Join our free 4-week program and starting June 17 you’ll get daily emails with literacy-building tips from the experts at Sprout, games and activities to help foster a love of reading, printables and crafts, and a daily chance to win great prizes. 
12. Book It! Summer Reading Challenge
  • Sign up to receive an email when the challenge launches.  No details currently available. 


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