Free Summer Reading Programs and Rewards for Kids

Check out these fun summer reading programs!

Want to encourage your children to read this summer? Here are bunch of fun rewards and freebies they can earn!

Amazon Retail Stores – Free book when K-8 students read any 8 books and turn in by 9/10

Books-A-Million – Free Diary of a Wimpy Kid drawstring backpack when students read 4 books

Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program – Free personal pan pizza every month for reaching reading goals

Barnes & Noble – Free book to kids in 1st – 6th grade who complete their summer reading journal and bring it to their local store from 5/15 – 9/3

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge – Free online reading program where you can log time spent reading and earn rewards (through 9/7)

SYNC – Kids 13 and up can get 2 free audiobook downloads every week during the summer via the free OverDrive app.

LifeWay Christian Bookstores ~ Get a free book and Bible for reading 6 books, memorizing 6 verses, and completing the workbook

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Book Adventure – Kids in k-8th grade can search for books, read them, then take quizzes to win prizes (and parents/teachers can track kids' progress!)

Junie B Jones Reading Club – Free downloadable reading log

Pottery Barn Kids – Free story time Tuesdays at 11 am + special surprise for attending 5 events

Reading Rewards – Set up your own reading goals and rewards for your kids

Chuck E. Cheese – Free 10 tokens for kids who read each day for 2 weeks in a row

Showcase Cinemas Bookworm Wednesdays – Free movie ticket for kids who read a book and complete a book report

Half Price Books Feed Your Brain Program –  Kids 14 and under can earn free Bookworm Bucks to Half Price Books for reading (or for being read to) for 300 minutes in one month

TD Bank Summer Reading Program – Kids in k-5th grade can earn $10 for their Young Saver account by reading 10 books (valid 6/1 – 8/31) ~ not yet confirmed for 2019

Public Library – Many public libraries offer kids' reading rewards programs and fun activities during the summer as well!

Six Flags Read to Succeed –  Kids in k-6th grade will get free admission to the park when the complete six hours of non-school-related reading (might be closed already for 2019)Screen Shot 2016-05-13 at 6.02.49 AM

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  1. Don’t forget LifeWay Christian Book stores. They have a free book and Bible for reading 6 books and completing the workbook.

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