Summer Reading Programs 2020

A List of Summer Reading Programs for Kids That Give Free Books, Money and More

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Updated for the summer reading programs for 2020.

Summer reading programs are a great way to encourage your child to read over the summer months. So why not give them a little incentive to really get into that summer reading? Especially if those incentives are some great kid freebies!

Below you'll find a list of summer reading programs that will get your kids free stuff like free books, money, gift cards, movies, and more.

Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program 2020

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This year the Barnes and Noble's summer reading program gives out a free book to each child who reads and records 8 books during the summer.

There are many free books to choose from and there's something for every kid in grades 1-6.

This summer reading program runs July 1 - August 31, 2020.

Books-A-Million Summer Reading Program 2020

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Kids can get a free Dog Man baseball cap this summer with the Books-A-Million summer reading program.

The kids must read 4 of the qualified books, fill out a journal form to show which ones they read, and return it to any Books-A-Million store.

The summer reading program runs now through an unknown end date.

Amazon Books Retail Stores Summer Reading Challenge 2020

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Amazon Retail stores will give young readers a Star Reader certificate and a $1 coupon off your next book purchase at Amazon Books if they read any 8 books over the summer.

The Amazon Retail Summer Reading Challenge program is for students in grades K-8.

This free summer reading program runs now through September 2, 2020.

HEB H.E. Buddy Summer Reading Club 2019

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The H.E. Buddy Summer Reading Club sponsored by H.E.B. grocery stores gives out a free t-shirt for each child who reads 10 books this summer.

This summer reading program is valid now until October 1, 2020.

Chuck E. Cheese Reading Rewards 2020

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Chuck E. Cheese has a summer reading program where kids can earn free 10 Chuck E. Cheese tokens for reading each day for 2 weeks.

This summer reading program goes on all year.

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge 2019

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Scholastic has a summer reading challenge where kids read and then go online to record the minutes they've read this summer. They'll also be able to take weekly challenges to earn rewards.

This summer reading program runs May 4 - September 4, 2020.

Public Library Summer Reading Programs

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Some of the best summer reading programs are at your local public library. Every public library has a different summer reading program but almost all of them have rewards and prizes for kids as well as fun events.

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