Summer Reading Programs

Summer is here, and it’s time for reading programs! One of my fellow homeschoolers was gracious enough to let me pass along a list that she compiled. Do you have anything you’d like to add to the list?

—Check your city and county libraries. In California, they are sponsored, and have some great rewards (Riverside City is roller skating, March Air Museum, Ruby’s Diner, Applebee’s and Castle Park, etc.)

Barnes and Noble: Grades 1-6. Read 8 books and get a free book.

National Amusements: Read a book, get a free movie. Locations are scattered throughout the US.

Half Price Books: Kids under 10 can earn a $3 shopping card. Can be done multiple times. Locations throughout the US.

Scholastic: Read 5 books, record it, and Scholastic will donate a book to a child in need.

Book It!: Read 5 books and get a chance to win a Nintendo DS and other prizes.

Book Adventure: Read books, take quizzes, gain points, spend points on prizes.

Autism Asperger Publishing Company: Read books and earn a gift certificate for the AAPC store.

Commerce Bank: Read books and get a $10 deposit in your bank account. Commerce Bank has locations on the east coast.


3 Responses to “Summer Reading Programs”

  1. Shez Says:

    don’t forget’s summer reading program. Submit form after your child has read 500 pages and receive a prize.

    My kids are also doing the summer reading program at the library and “Mommy’s summer reading program”. I give them a penny for each page read, 75c for every 10 unfamiliar words they write down and define and 50c for every book report. We keep a spreadsheet of their earnings and they’ll be given the cash in their hot little hands when the program ends. I copied the idea from

  2. Sandra Foyt Says:

    We’re short on cash this summer, but I’ve set up the Amazon affiliates program and put in links on my son’s blog. He can’t wait to earn money for any books ordered from his links.

    He was reviewing the books he reads anyway, but this is definitely an added incentive to give informative reviews.

  3. Robin Says:

    Here’s 2 more:

    Build-a-Bear’s “Pawsome” reading program: 6/1-7/31: Complete the activities under reading in their booklet, return the signed form to your local Build-A-Bear and receive a Pawsome Collectibear pin.

    RIF’s Summer Reading Contest: 6/30 – 8/15: Each Friday during the contest, three children (ages 5 -18) who submitted a review of selected books will be selected at random to receive prizes.

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