Monday, May 25, 2015

Summer Reading Post 2- Pick a Program (And Giveaway!!)

One of my daughter's favorite moments from last summer was heading to the library to turn in her reading log and receiving a book. Then we headed to Barnes and Noble with her reading log for another book. It was certainly a joyous day for her. This summer, I am scouting out the best of summer reading programs for the 2015 summer to share with you, my readers! (And a giveaway at the end!!!)

1. Check out Barnes and Noble's Summer Reading program. This program requires your child to read eight books and record them in a reading journal. You then take the journal to the store and get to pick out one book from their list. Here is a link to learn more about the program; Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program
And here is a link to the reading journal and list of books they are offering as prizes Reading Journal.

2. It is time to power up and read with Scholastic's Summer Reading Program. A HUGE favorite with my daughter, you can track your minutes reading right now their website to unlock stories and earn rewards.
3. When I learned that the BOOK IT! program still exists, I got all nostalgic. I can remember dutifully reading my little heart out as a child to earn the coveted star stickers on my button and free personal pan pizzas. Their summer reading challenge runs from June 22 through August 14th and is being done with Wimpy Kid. How cool is that? This program is geared for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. Thank you Pizza Hut! We will be visiting you this summer. 

4. If your child is a Percy Jackson fan, they will flip over the Summer Quest Books-A-Million Reading Adventure. If you read four books from their reading list and record it, you can turn the list in to get a Camp Half-Blood tote bag for free!

5. If you have a budding book reviewer, you will love the Summer Reading program from DOGO books. This website features kids's book reviews by kids. Their summer reading program runs from May 14th though September 30 and allows your child to earn free books if they review books from a select list on the DOGO website. It is a great way to teach responsibility because they are working for these books by writing and publishing reviews. 

6. Penguin books has an amazing free printable that includes a reading log, advice for parents, and book suggestions. Here is a link to the printable.

7. Shiver me timbers! Barefoot Books has a great pirate-themed program coming this summer and I want you to be the first to get our Barefoot Books summer reading list, book log and scavenger hunt. Comment on this blog post show your interest and enter the Rafflecopter and I’ll randomly select a winner to receive one of the books from the reading list for FREE!

Keeping with the theme...the book I will be giving away is:The Barefoot Books of Pirates.
What makes this Barefoot Books program stand out? You can:
  • Host a virtual book party on Facebook and shop from the summer reading list. The more your friends order, the more free books you will receive. If you are in the Metro-Atlanta area, I can come to your house and host a Pirate themed Barefoot Books party.
  • Starting June 2nd, there will be a website dedicated to this program. 
  • Starting June 16th, there will be a weekly email. These emails will be full of valuable information around reading, literacy and keeping kids’ minds engaged throughout the season. Make sure to include your email in the Rafflecopter to get signed up for these emails.
  • You will have me as a personal contact for advice and information about preventing the summer slide. 
  • Our reading list is sorted by age and subject area to focus on sustaining learning in all subject areas all summer long. Check it out here! 
  • You can also sign up for 12 weeks of summer reading advice from Barefoot Books here.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check in next week when I share some amazing summer programs available in Georgia! Happy reading! 


  1. Thats a nice roundup of summer programs! Cant wait to participate in some of these! thanks for hosting the giveaway. #KLBH

  2. Thanks! I will be sure to share these with friends.

    Following via Kid Lit Blog Hop.

  3. A great list of summer reading programs. I've never heard of some of these. I too get nostalgic about the Pizza Hut Book It program. Saying hi from the #KLBH.

  4. We are still using ABCmouse and my oldest son has about 8 reading lessons to go to wrap up his Kindergarten year. This is a great list of summer reading programs! My boys and I love books so this is awesome :)

    1. Congrats Kelly! You won the giveaway! Your boys will LOVE this book. I just sent you an email with details.

    2. Yay! Thank you, Jenny! So excited :)


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