More Summer Book Clubs for Kids
Posted on Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 7:00 am
Many of the summer book clubs for kids have already started. There is still time for your children to participate, though. Here are a few more places that have summer book clubs that kids can start right now.
BAM! Books A Million Summer Reading with Carl Hiaasen
How it Works: Parents can visit the BAM website and download a form that goes with their summer reading club. Children need to read 6 of the books that are on the list. A parent or guardian must sign and verify the completed form. Bring the completed form to your local BAM store.
Your Child Can Earn: a free HOOT or Chomp backpack. It is being offered “while supplies last”.
Ages: The books on the list are “chapter books”. It also includes a short selection of “First Chapter Books” for kids who are transitioning from picture books to chapter books. Teens have their own list of selections to choose from.
Dates: Kids must bring the completed form into a BAM store before August 17, 2014.
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge
How it Works: Children are expected to read books and then log the number of minutes they were reading onto the Scholastic website. To participate, kids must register with the website. They will then log their minutes onto their dashboard. The overall goal is to, as a group, beat the reading world record that was set in 2013.
Your Child Can Earn: virtual rewards that appear to be tied into the weekly challenges and challenge questions. There is also a sweepstakes aspect to the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Kids can earn one entry every time they reach a weekly reading milestone.
Ages: It isn’t very clear exactly what ages the summer reading challenge is for. My best guess is that it is for children who are elementary school age.
Dates: It began on May 5, 2014, and will end on September 5, 2014.
Virtual Book Club for Kids
How it Works: It is a Facebook page that is being run by Toddler Approved, Rainy Day Mum (and more). The idea is for parents to use the page as a resource from which they can make their own Summer Book Club for their children. You can find suggestions of great books for kids to read as well as craft activities that go with the stories.
Your Child Can Earn: whatever prizes you select. This is a “choose your own adventure” type of kids summer book club. Parents can offer prizes that will motivate their children to read.
Ages: The books included are picture books. This is a summer book club for toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners.
Dates: Parents can choose their own start and end date for the summer book club. You can fit it around your summer plans.