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Book Club for Kids is a podcast where middle school readers discuss the books they love with host Kitty Felde. The author answers questions. A celebrity reads from the book.

Tips for Creating Lifelong Readers

Tip #79: Summer Reading Free Stuff

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We continue our focus on summer reading - this time highlighting a few places where young readers can earn cash, free books, free movies, or other rewards just by reading. Greed may be a vice, but it can also be a strong motivator for literature!

  • TD Bank Summer Reading Program

    • Read 10 books and get free money. Keep track of your books on the TD form, bring it into a branch, and get $10 in a savings account.

  • Barnes & Noble‚Äôs Summer Reading Program

    • Read 8 books and write about them in B&N's Summer Reading Journal, show up at a B&N in August with a completed journal and claim one of the free books on their list.

  • Amazon Summer Reading Challenge

    • Again, read 8 books, but no book report is required. Bring your list to a bricks and mortar Amazon Bookstore before September 2 and get a Star Reader Certificate worth a dollar off your next book purchase.

  • Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards

    • Parents can set reading goals and keep track on a printable calendar. The prize is 10 play points to use while you're waiting for your pizza.

  • Showcase Cinema's Bookworm Wednesdays

    • It may sound counterintuitive: read books to see a free movie, but that's the idea behind this movie theatre chain's program. Fill out their book report form and it's your ticket to a free Wednesday matinee. Adults accompanying kids also get in free and don't have to write a book report.

Next time, we'll be checking in on the loot available for summer readers at public libraries around the country.