Barnes & Noble – for kids in Grades 1 thru 6, you can earn a free book after reading 8 and some locations also have a regularly scheduled story time (check find an event for your store). Starts May 25 and ends September 7.
Borders “Double Dog Dare” – for kids under 12 you earn a free book after reading 10 books There are 10 titles to choose from for your free book. Starts May 4 and ends August 26.
Half-Price Books “Feed Your Brain” – Stop by a Half-Price Books and CiCi’s Pizza where your kids can make money on reading! Kids under 14 can earn a $3 Half-Price Books gift card each week (up to $27 if you participate every week) for every week they read at least 15 minutes a day from June 1 to July 31. Talk about a rewarding reading program!
Pottery Barn Kids Book Club – not just a Summer program, this regularly scheduled storytime goes on all year long on Tuesdays from 11 to 11:30 am. And your kids get a coupon ($10 off a purchase I hear) after attending 5 sessions and getting their booklet stamped.
Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards Calendar – fill the reading chart for 2 weeks and turn it into Chuck E. Cheese for 10 free tokens (with pizza purchase), check out all the Rewards Calendars you can use to motivate your kids.
Bookworm Wednesdays – Showcase Cinemas, Multiplex Cinemas, and Cinema De Lux offer free admission to a children’s film on Wednesdays when you submit a book report. Starts July 7 (thanks Saving Dollars & Sense)
Scholastic Summer Challenge – a great way to motivate kids by earning points for reading. There are tons of resources but I don’t see any sweepstakes this year to win prizes.
For my Texas readers:
HEBuddy Reading Club – Watch for details (will be announced soon) read 10 books and earn a free t-shirt and 20 point sticker. This is one that my boys and I will be doing because reading to your young children counts too!
Check your local library for their Summer Reading programs and check SummerReading.org for more resources.
Book Adventure is a free reading motivation program by Sylvan that you can use year-round for Grades K-8.
I know there are more reading programs out there, and I’d be thrilled if you leave a comment to share the reading programs you’re excited about. Remember that it’s easy to leave a comment because I accept comments from “Anonymous” (but it’s always nice if you leave your first name to we can chat easier).
Happy reading this summer!
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