Hello! My name is Jennifer Lewis, and I am a first year media specialist in Georgia. I am so excited to be a part of Sharing the Shelves!
We have five days of school left (not that I'm counting!), and I have been searching for ways to promote summer reading among my students. Our local public library came to school a couple of weeks back to promote their summer reading program. In addition, I have found several companies that offer programs that encourage summer
reading. Here's a quick list of some programs from major businesses, most
of them involving free books or other fun rewards!
Pottery Barn Kids Summer Reading
May 17 to August 22, kids 10 years and under select one of the reading
lists to read the books on it to earn a free book. Click here for more information, including the reading lists.
Pizza Hut Book It Summer Break Reading Challenge
June 15 to August 15, kids who were in grades K through 6 during the
2011-2012 school year and who meet the challenge of reading five books
will be eligible to enter for a chance to win a Diary of a Wimpy Kid
summer fun prize package. Click here for more information and a form to download.
PBS Kids Summer Reading
up now, and starting June 18, you will receive e-mails with literacy
building tips and activities from experts at PBS. You’ll also get book
suggestions, free downloads, and a daily chance to win $1,000. Click here for more information.
Scholastic Summer Challenge
May 1 to August 31, participate in weekly challenges, earn digital
rewards, enter sweepstakes to win prizes, and find great books to read.
You can also log your minutes read and join with kids from all over to
Read for the World Record. Click here for more information.
Chuck E. Cheese Summer Reading
From now until December 31, 2012, kids earn ten free tokens for reading every day for two weeks. Click here for a form to download.
Barnes and Noble Summer Reading
Read eight books and receive a free book from Barnes and Noble. Visit a store for details.