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Summer Reading Programs 2013 | The Centsible Family

Summer Reading Programs 2013

by Mackenzie on June 26, 2013

Summer Reading Programs

Summer will be here before we know it and that means another round of great activities for kids including these reading programs. Kids earn free books, prizes and more based on their reading this summer so get the kids ready for reading!

Barnes and Noble
Recommended for kids in grades Kindergarten through 6th Grade, kids can earn a free book after they read eight books and fill out form here. Simply bring the completed form to any Barnes and Noble store and the child can pick one of the free preselected titles on the form. Valid May 21st until September 3, 2013.

Read any six (6) books on the Summer Reading Form between May 19 and August 17, 2013. Fill out the form and have parents sign the form once completed. Return the completed form to your local Books-A-Million store and you will receive a free HOOT or Chomp backpack (while supplies last).

Chuck E. Cheese
Earn tokens for reading! Every time your child fills out this form with their reading history bring it in to any Chuck E. Cheese and they will receive 10 free token. Food purchase is required at time of redemption and is valid until 12/31/13 at participating locations. Limit one 10 free tokens redemption per child per day.

Half Price Books
Earn credit for reading! Children 14 years old and younger can earn $5 in Half Price Books Back to School Bucks when they join the Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Summer Reading Program! Simply read for at least 15 minutes each day for a month (grown-ups may read aloud to kids who are still learning) and add up the minutes (parents need to initial each week) and once they have read for 300 minutes, turn in the completed reading log to earn your child’s $5 HPB Back-to-School Bucks. Plus one top reader per age group each month with a TOP READER prize – a $20 HPB Gift Card! Not valid during sales or in combination with any other discount or coupon. Limit one coupon per person, per visit. Cannot be used to purchase gift cards. Duplicates or photocopies not accepted.

H.E.B. Summer Reading Club
If your child reads 10 or more books they can submit a form and earn prizes. The form must be postmarked by October 1, 2013.

Junie B. Kids’ Reading Club
Enroll your child in the Junie B. Kids’ Reading Club to receive their very own Starter Kit! Each Starter Kit includes:

  • One FREE copy of Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus
  • Exclusive activity pages
  • A membership ID card

And, to keep you connected with all things Junie B., we’ll send you updates seasonally so you’re in the loop about new books, games and activities, special events, sweepstakes, and more!

Pottery Barn Kids
Pottery Barn Kids is offering a free gift for kids ages 10 and under until August 22nd when they read the PBK recommended book lists, either reading independently or reading together for early readers. Head over to here to download the tracking form to fill out once your child has completed reading a book and track their process.  Once they have completed all the recommended reading reward them with a Certificate of Completion and bring to any participating Pottery Barn to receive their free book. Valid May 16th until August 26, 2013.

TD Bank
Your child can earn cash this summer thanks to TD Bank’s Summer Reading Program for Kids! Kids can earn $10 to be deposited into their new or existing TD Bank Young Saver Account when they read 10 books. Simply have your child read 10 books this summer (see suggestions), print and fill out the Summer Reading Form, and once completed take the form to the nearest TD Bank. The $10 will be deposited into a new or existing Young Saver Account. One coupon per Customer during the promotional period. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Valid May 6, 2012, through September 30, 2013. Must be 18 years of age or younger to participate. Bring form of ID for child for new account opening.

Scholastic Summer Challenge
Your child can log their reading minutes and earn prizes not only for themselves but for their school. Educators can register the school and based on the most amount of minutes win a special visit from an author or more. Registration is open and tracking begins May 6th.

Sylvan’s Book Adventure Program
For children in grades K-8 search for books in the Sylvan Book Adventure Database based on their reading level .  Then find the books at your library or bookstore and after they read the books they can take a quiz online to earn prizes.

Check back often for more reading programs being added!

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Mackenzie is the mother of three beautiful little girls and the wife to a wonderful man who is a Navy Reservist and lives in New Hampshire. She enjoys bargain hunting, photography, and working outside! Above all, she enjoys family life and soaking up every moment. She shares her tips on parenting, saving money, green-living and more on her blog The Centsible Family.

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