May 14, 2011

Summer Reading Programs -- FREE Books

If you're looking for more great FREE things to do with your children this summer, you can also check out my previous blog posts labeled SSSS (summer sanity savers series.)  Be sure to click read older posts to see all of them.

I went searching for more programs, and found several.  I know there are other stores who do these types of reading programs, so I will add more to this post as I locate them or the store releases it.

  • Summer Break with Book it! is sponsored by Pizza Hut.  Your child gets entered into a contest to win a prize pack when they read five books.  There are also a lot of fun activities and some book suggestion lists.

  • Looks like this is only available in New England, but kids will get to watch free movies if they read books.  Through National Amusements Theaters, they will have a free movie every Wednesday if you bring a book report with you.
  • I already talked about the Borders Double Dog Dare program in another post, but I want to collect all the programs in one place.  Just have your child read 10 books and fill out the form, then they get a free one.
  • Barnes and Noble also has a summer reading program called Imagination Destination.  Kids can read 8 books and write them in the book journal, then turn it in for a free book.   Read the details and print the journal HERE.
  • Scholastic had a great page last year with a ton of resources.  This year, they have Keep Kids Reading All Summer Long, with book lists by age and a lot of great articles for parents and teachers.  This one would award schools whose students have the most minutes of reading.
  • Half Price Books has the Feed Your Brain program. 
  • Pottery Barn Kids has their own program, with a reading list of childrens' books that have won awards.  Get a free book if you complete either of the two lists.

    I will keep looking for more programs, but please let me know if you find something.

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