3rd Annual Summer Reading Challenge

Every summer we promote reading by setting up a Summer Reading Challenge for our readers. Last year we read over 20 THOUSAND books. This year let’s read 25 thousand! It’s super easy to participate and at the end of the challenge I will draw one name for a $50 Amazon Gift Card so you can buy even more books to read with your kids.

How it works :

  1. Starting this Monday June 4th until Sunday August 26th keep tally of all the reading you do with our Printable Weekly Tally Sheet or one of your own.
  2. Every week please fill out this form and enter the number of books ( or full chapters of a chapter book) you read with your child or they read on their own. Fill in your email for a chance to win the end of challenge sweepstakes which is a $50 Amazon Gift Card provided by me !  Please only fill this form out once a week . I will post reminders every Saturday but it can be any day of the week, we limit it to once a week so people don’t fill it out more than that and have a unfair advantage to win. The number of books you read every week doesn’t affect your chances of winning.
  3. Repeat! Let’s make 2012 the summer of reading!

Want to tell the world you are participating? Add this button to your blog !



Q:What if I read the same book to my kids 30 times in one week can I count that as 30 or as 1?

A: That’s 30. We know kids love to read the same book over and over , we do too! We want you to read whatever you love.


Q: My kids are reading chapter books how do we count those?

A: One complete chapter = 1 book .


Q: What if I forget to enter my book count one week can I add them to the next?

A:  Absolutely! We want you to have a weekly chance to enter so you get lots of entries into the gift card sweepstakes but if you want to keep tally all summer and only enter once that works too!

Q: I have more than one child do submit more than one entry per week?

A: No . Add all the individual tallies together and add one huge number .


Still have more questions? Contact us or leave it in the comments and we’ll sort it out for you.


Official Rules
This sweepstakes is open to American residents 18 years or older. To be eligible for the sweepstakes you must fill out this form. 1 winning participator will be drawn at random, using Random.org, after the sweepstakes closes on Sunday August 26th 2012 at 8:00pm PST. The winner will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card valued at approximately $50. After the winner is notified he or she has 48 hours to respond with their email address to send the gift card to,or another winner will be chosen at random. No purchase necessary.The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Any information gathered through the sweepstakes including email and postal addresses will not be used in anyway other than contacting winners and shipment of winnings. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.


  1. Sarah says

    I’m so glad this is back! We’ve participated the past two years, and look forward to this year as well!

  2. Liz says

    Excellent! I printed out sheets for my daughter to track her summer reading! She’ll be really excited about this.

  3. Kristi says

    I am super excited about this!! I will be having all 4 of my kids tally their books weekly. So, do I send one weekly grand total for all 4 kids since none of them are over 18, as the rules specify?

    • admin says

      One entry per child ( so you can enter 4x a week) – I will add it in to the FAQ!

      Kristi – I am so sorry I typed this original answer without thinking. Please only enter one time per household per week. If you have entered more before this correction I will not disqualify them but here on out the rules apply. So sorry.

  4. says

    This is our first year and I’m really excited! I have two boys (six and three) and plan to read tons of books this summer. Thanks for the chance to win a great price too!


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