SUMMER READING CLUB WITH PRIZES!

May 20th, 2015 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

 

It’s Wednesday, May 20, 2015, and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

DOGObooks Summer Reading Club

(http://www.dogobooks.com/programs/summer-reading-2015)

 

Age Range: 5-18 (Grades K-12, with parental supervision) 

 

DOGObooks is offering an online Summer Reading Club program that rewards kids for reading. The contest began May 14 and will continue through September 30, 2015. With the help of over 16 publishing partners they have assembled a list of over 70 popular books for kids to read and review this summer. For every 3 books read and reviewed by your child, they will get to select a FREE new book from the prize catalog. The prize catalog this year is over 3,700 books.
DOGObooks describe themselves as an online place where kids discover, review and rate books. Their goal is to provide a fun, safe and interactive environment for children to share their reactions, thoughts and opinions about books. All book reviews are moderated and approved by DOGObooks prior to being published.

When you get to the website you’ll see the list of sponsors and below that find the directions to sign up. Parents are asked to fill out and mail a hard copy of the consent form. The consent form is straight forward: it asks that you agree to allow your child to participate in the Books Giveaway/Contest and receive prizes. You and your child are then directed to select books from the reading list. Each book listed indicates the reading level. Once your child has read and written an online review of the 3 books, a prize can be selected from a list of books.

Locate the “freebies” button on the top navigation bar. Here you’ll find limited time offer freebies that your children can win in addition to the contest. You’ll want to check here often because new contests are added all the time. One example is:

  • Enter to Win: Free Copy of National Geographic Kids Almanac 2016 by National Geographic Kids
  • To Enter the Contest: Sign in or Sign up for an iDOGO account.
  • Sponsored by: National Geographic Kids Books
  • Giveaway dates: May 12 – June 14, 2015
  • Copies available: 10

DOGObooks’ motto is “Books Reviewed by Kids for Kids“. Each review is required to have a word count of at least 25 words. DOGObooks will moderate and approve all reviews prior to posting them. We found it interesting seeing which books have been reviewed the most so far. Reading reviews written directly by the children who have read those books offers some insight that may be missed by an adult. 

Another very cool opportunity here is a chance to participate in their Advanced Reviewers group. This is a growing group of children who get notified of upcoming books that are available for early reviews. Any parents interested can email the editor (arc@dogobooks.com). Once in the group the children/parents can opt in to participate in reviewing select books.

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