We are so excited to announce this year’s summer reading program incentives! As you may remember from last year, we firmly believe that children should be rewarded for their hard work and incentives, when used sparingly, can help to motivate students – especially reluctant readers. Don’t forget that last summer we shared with you How to Use Incentives to Get your Child to Read, if you are looking for some helpful tips.
We have a great collection of educational products that we’ll be giving away at the end of the program to families with parents or children who read 8 books over the course of the summer. Our fantastic giveaways are available to all our program participants – both freemium and preemium members. See a complete list of our incentives below.
- Registration CLOSES on July 14th.
- Submission forms for up to 4 children per family are available in your Account pages. Just log in to access them.
** INTERNATIONAL FAMILIES: Children in the older age groups are not eligible to win the school supplies or Chromebooks. However, if you are one of the first 50 families to complete the program, then you will be eligible to receive a $50 Google Play gift card.
4 and Under
Parents who read 8 books to their children under 4 years old this summer will be entered to win a $50 Google Play gift card to help parents find and purchase additional eBooks on Google Play to read to their children.
In addition, three families will be entered to win a 1-year subscription to Zoobean‘s Book-of-the-Month Club, which sends a carefully selected book to your home once a month, and includes an accompanying digital lesson plan delivered to your email. This service helps parents nurture their children’s literacy skills with books and activities geared to your child’s interests. Zoobean is a personalized subscription service that serves families with children ages 0 – 8 years old.
4 to 8 Years
Once again, we’re looking forward to helping parents with the expenses associated with back-to-school time at the end of the summer. This year, the first 60 families who complete the summer reading program and whose children read and submit the titles of 8 books over the course of the summer will automatically receive a backpack full of free school supplies!
9 to 18 Years (Young Adult Challenge)
One of the goals of the Latino Children’s Summer Reading Program is to take advantage of technology and use it to boost literacy skills among our youth. Our Young Adult Challenge does exactly that as it combines technology with Latino literature.
We understand that kids ages 9 to 18 need access to technology for academic achievement and to help parents cover the cost of a laptop on which their children can do research, write reports, graph data, and much, much more, we’re giving away Chromebooks!
The families of participants in this age range who submit a list of the 8 books they’ve read over the summer, as well as a video book report about a piece of Latino (children’s) lit that they’ve read, will be entered to win a Chromebook donated by our sponsor, Google, and $50 Google Play gift cards to help you purchase educational applications for your Chromebook. The video book report will be archived in the L4LL YouTube channel. This book may be one of the 8 books they’ve read for the program, and may or may not be found on our reading list for young adults. Up to 20 winners will be chosen at random from the entries.
For a complete description of the YA Challenge Rules, click on the link below.
YA Challenge Resources
- YA Challenge Instructions & Sweepstakes Rules
- Summer Reading Program Registration page
- Parental Consent Form (contact us for Spanish)
- YA Summer Reading List (recommended, but not required): May be found under the “Freemium Downloads” tab in your “My Account” page, which you can access from the dropdown menu located under the “Members” button at the top of this page.