Monday, June 15, 2015

Summer Reading Programs for Kids

Texas summers are made for adventures and some of the best 
adventures are found in books! 

Below are some fabulous summer reading programs 
out there to motivate kids to read this summer!

Barnes & Noble Imagination's Destination is a great 
program where kids can earn a free book!

Here Is How:
  1. Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal (PDF).
  2. Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store. Find a Store.
  3. Choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store... Enjoy reading!
Book Adventure is a FREE program from Sylvan Learning for kids grades K-8. 
They can search for books, read them offline, 
come back to quiz on what they've read, and earn prizes! 

Beginning June 22nd, kids can share their daily reading minutes, download fun activities, and chat with Greg, Rowley, and the Wimpy Kid gang on the website!
Kids who read 5 books by August 15th have a chance to win awesome Book IT! prizes. 

Half Price Books Summer Reading Program: Feed Your Brain 
is a great program from kids in preschool through high school where you can earn 
Bookworm Bucks good towards books! 

For kids 8th grade and under: 
Read 15 minutes a day for a month in June and July. 
(Grown-ups may read aloud to kids who are still learning.) 
Use this reading log, add up your minutes and have your 
parent or guardian initial each week. 
Once you’ve reached 300 or more minutes, 
bring your log to your local HPB to claim your Bookworm Bucks.

High school students: 
Read a book each month in June and July and write a short review. 
Skip the reading log and bring your review to your local HPB
 to claim your Bookworm Bucks.

For the H-E-Buddy Summer Reading Club all you have to do is read ten books and record them on the reading log from the form found HERE. Each time a child logs a book, an adult initials by the title so they get credit for reading. Once the log is complete, simply mail the form to the address below, and you'll be rewarded with a special t‑shirt. 
You have until October 1 to get in ten good reads.

The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is a free online reading program for children.  
Kids can....
  •  read and log minutes all summer
  • unlock stories and earn reward for reading
  • help set a new reading world record

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