Join Our Summer Reading Challenge

Summer reading is in full swing and as of 10:30pm June 29th our readers have read 8715 books! We are well on our way to the 25k goal we set. We aren’t there yet and we need your help! You can read all the details  and FAQ here but in a nutshell you read books , tally them , fill in our form once a week and help us reach our 25, 000 books read goal.

In return each one of your entries will give you a chance to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card at the end of the summer to buy more books ( or toys, or shoes… ) .

Everything you need :

Printable Tally Sheet

Online Form – This is what you fill out to enter your books every week and make them count to our grand total.This is also your sweepstakes entry form, one entry per week max.

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.
 

 

Read & Win

It’s that time again folks. If you haven’t submitted your weekly tally for the Summer Reading Challenge do it now. It’s your entry into the sweepstakes for a $50 Amazon.com gift card and a great way to keep your kids learning all summer long!

If you are wondering what the heck is this Summer Reading Challenge? Find out all the details and download a free tally sheet for at home here. It’s not too late to jump on board.

So far we have read almost 7000 books which is awesome but we need to step it up to beat last year. I will read an extra few this week if you will. Our goal is to blow past last year’s total and reach 25, 000 books . I know we can do it and if your weather today is like ours we will all be adding a few extra books to our tally .

Here are a few fun book lists for you to check out if you need some suggestions for reading time.

Books About Space
Books About Ballet & Dancing
Books About Dinosaurs
Books About Music
Books About Families

Also don’t forget reading can be done with books or ebooks! MeMeTales is our favorite ereader app for kids check it out!

Submit Weekly Tally Here

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.

 

Summer Reading Challenge & MeMeTales Readathon

We are in week 2 of our 3rd annual Summer Reading Challenge and have great news to share . So far we have read almost 5 thousand books! Submit your weekly tally here .

The other news is that MeMeTales along with PBSKids is launching their Readathon this week.  I know what you are thinking Readathon but I am already doing the Summer Reading Challenge can I do both?

Yes and without anything extra, you can use the free books from MeMeTales in your tally here just like any other book you read . The great thing about MeMeTales is that they have a fantastic eReader app and the books are electronic.  I say this is great because let’s face it in the summer some kids decide they will only do fun things, that learning is on hold and books don’t always appeal to them. Put a book on a computer , smartphone or tablet and reluctant readers jump on board.That is MeMeTales goal to fight the summer slide and help kids keep learning all summer .

So for 6 weeks MeMeTales will release one book free for Readathon participants but that isn’t all they are doing, they have also teamed up with FoodforEducation.org and for every child signed up for the Readathon they will send one hungry child to school with a full belly ready to learn.

Check out all the Readathon details and download the MeMeTales app  here and don’t forget to get your summer reading tally for our Summer Reading Challenge here.

 

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 !

 

FAQ

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.

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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.

{Last Week} Summer Reading Challenge

In Washington we've needed long sleeves this summer.

Well this is it. Our last week, let’s go out with a bang! As of Saturday morning y’all have read 25 thousand books with your kids this summer. Seriously?! It amazes me.

On Friday I will be drawing the winner of the $50 Amazon.com gift card and will announce it here as well as our facebook page.

If you haven’t joined our Summer Reading Challenge yet you are not too late. All the details are here but the gist of it is that you read with your kids, tally up how many books you have read, submit a tally sheet once per submission period ( see below) and then you are automatically entered to win a $50 Amazon.com gift card at the end of the summer. Pretty cool!

Submission Periods :

June 3-9th , 10th -16th , 17th- 23rd , 24th-30th

July 1st-7th , 8th-14th, 15th- 21st , 22nd-28th

July 29th – August 4th

August 5th-11th , 12th-18th , 19th -25th.

The winner will be drawn on the 26th of August.

Submit Your Tally Here