In the past day and a half my bro and I have been looking for reading programs for this summer so we don’t get bored. Here are the reviews we have written about the programs we looked at. There are also links to the sites if your interested in signing up.
The Summmer reading programs that we have reviewed are here:
The Barnes & Noble sign up was easy, not that hard to find on the website, and it has good prizes.
The NBA Blazers reading program is not online right now, but they are doing it this summer. You get to pick a Blazer game ticket for finishing the program. Get the NBA Blazers reading sheet at your local library in Portland, OR or Vancouver, WA.
The Book adventure program has 10 prizes to chose from. I wish the prizes were more like the books I like to read.
For the Booksamillon program you read 6 books off their list before August 16 and you will get a free pencil and pencil case.
The Chuck E Cheeses reading program was very easy, not hard to find, and has a good reward. The reward for reading 15 min a day for two weeks in a row is 10 tokens. However, you need to make a purchase from the food menu in order to receive the tokens. I called guest relations and they said you can buy any thing off the food menu, including just a drink to get your tokens. Each token is worth .33 if you buy 30, so they are giving you $3.30-minus whatever your food cost is. The cheapest items on the menu are apple juice and milk at $1.69. Bottled water is $1.99 and wine and gluten free cupcakes are $2.99 each. So basically, if you read the books, they are giving you ten tokens and an apple juice for $1.69.
The Dogo reading program not that hard to sign up with, and isn’t hard to find the reward, It’s lovely if you like new books. they have a list of books you can chose from on their site.If you read 3 books from their reading list you can get 1 free book from their website.
The Exodus books program has you pay 5.00 to register and if you read 5 five books off their reading list, you get $5 gift card to their book store. If you are in 1-6 grade and read 25 books you get a $10 dollar gift card to spend on their website. If you are 7-12 grade you get $15 for reading 5000 pages. For every 5 books you get another entry on their $50 grand prize. If you enter the competition then you get entered in a drawing for $75. Their program runs through August 31.
The Half Price Reading program is easy to find has a good prize and is easy to sign up with. If you read 300 mins or more you get a $5 gift card for each month for June and July. The top reader in each age group each month also gets a $20 gift card.
The Junie B Jones reading club lets you print out a colorful reading book log but there are no prizes.
The Pizza Hut summer reading program has games you can play and is easy to sign up to you can enter a drawing for some prizes after you read five books. click this to go to the page to submit.
Prizes; Taxes: For each Prize Winner, the following will be awarded (hereinafter referred to “Prize”):
One (1) Grand Prize Winner
One (1) Tote Bag
One (1) $50 Pizza Hut Gift Card
One (1) Autographed Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hardback Book, Book 1
One (1) Set of Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hardback Book, Books 2-8 (7 books)
One (1) Diary of a Wimpy Kid Do-It-Yourself Journal
One (1) Set of Your Best Ideas Notebook (3 notebooks)
Total value of Grand Prize: Approx. $126.99
Forty Nine (49) Second Prize Winners
One (1) Tote Bag
One (1) $20 Pizza Hut Gift Card
One (1) Boxed Set of Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hardback Books, Books 1-7 and Do-It-Yourself
Journal (8 books)
One (1) Diary of a Wimpy Kid Hard Luck Hardback Book
One (1) Diary of a Wimpy Kid Notebook
Total value of each Second Prize: Approx. $87.99
Total value of all Prizes: Approx. $4,438.50
The Pottery Barn Kids is hosting a reading program through July 31st. you can pick one of these prizes if you read 8 books and if you are 10 and under.
The Scholastic summer challenge runs from May 5 -September 5. it also has you read and once you reach a weekly milestone to get a entry to win books.
The Show Case Cinema is located in the north east.They have a summer reading program that earns you tickets to a movie on a Wednesday on this list.
The Skrafty reading program first you have to get whitelisted on the Skrafty.com website. Then sign up on the reading program it will send you an email then confirm the email then wait 24 hours for further instructions and it has good prizes it gives you stuff on their server.