Feed Your Brain Children’s Summer Reading Program is Back, with a Giveaway!

Ready…Set…Read! It’s time to FEED YOUR BRAIN with the HPB Kid’s Summer Reading Program! Children 14 & under can earn HPB Back-to-School Bucks by keeping an appetite for reading this summer. How does it work? Just head to your favorite neighborhood HPB store to pick up a reading log and start keeping track of how many minutes your children read during the summer months of June and July. Every child who reads 300 minutes or more each month is eligible receive $5 in HPB Back-to-School Bucks!

And why not start logging your minutes this Sunday at 2pm at your neighborhood HPB? All stores will be hosting a story time to kick off this year’s program.  Need some tips for fitting in 15 minutes of reading per day? Check out a few of our everyday ideas here – it’s easier than you think! Don’t forget, you can also count school summer reading towards the 300 minute goal (Psst…fill out our Reading Lists 101 form here and let us know your classroom’s required reading list so we can try and keep those titles in stock). Not sure where to begin? Julie’s post on 40 Books Every Child Should Read is a great place to start.

But kids shouldn’t have all the fun, right? Let’s kick off our children’s summer reading program with a little giveaway for our grownup readers.  Leave us a comment and let us know five books on your “must read” list for this summer. One lucky random commenter will win a $10 HPB gift card!

Happy (Summer) Reading!

— Kate (and BW)

24 thoughts on “Feed Your Brain Children’s Summer Reading Program is Back, with a Giveaway!

  1. 1. The Illuminatus Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson2. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka3. The Crying Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon4. Time Again by Jack Finney5. Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut

  2. In the Garden of Beasts – Erik Larson11/22/63 – Stephen KingThe Girl Who Played with Fire – Stieg LarssonFun and Games – Duane SwierczynskiEye of the World – Robert Jordan

  3. I have a giant pile of books to read this summer including Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, The Seven Per Cent Solution by Nicolas Myer, Malice in Maggody by Joan Hess for some laughs, The Magician King by Lev Grossman (my favorite of the list) and all five books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trilogy.

  4. Five "Must Read" books for me this summer are:1. Takeoff by C.M. Kornbluth2. Clans of The Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick3. The Best of Damon Knight by Damon Knight4. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline5. 11/22/63 by Stephen King

  5. Insurgent. Lolita. Gone with the Wind, Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage. Cat Daddy..and many, many more. Too many to list that I'm dying to read.

  6. On my summer reading list, I have:1. The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)2. The Lucky One (Nicholas Sparks)3. Insurgent (Veronica Roth)4. 1984 (George Orwell)5. Pandemonium (Lauren Oliver)

  7. Re-read the Harry Potter booksRe-read the Timothy Zahn Thrawn trilogyKaren Marie Moning's Faefever seriesA Joel Osteen bookSarah Graves mysteries

  8. some must-reads for my summer…1- the elegance of the hedgehog (muriel barbury)2- a million miles in a thousand years (donald miller)3- the odyssey (homer)4- remarkable creatures (tracy chevalier)5- a selection of poems (e.e. cummings)

  9. Clockwork PrinceGrimalkin, the Witch Assassin (Last Apprentice Series)City of Lost SoulsThe Serpent's ShadowInsurgent

  10. 1. Songs of a Gorilla Nation: my journey through autism by Dawn Prince-Hughes2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin3. Fall of Giants by Ken Follet4. Elijah's Cup by Valerie Paradiz5. Sixpence House: Lost in a Town of Books by Paul Collins

  11. It is going to be an end of the world summer for me!When Worlds Collide – Philip WylieLogan's Run – William F. NolanSwan Song – Robert R. McCammonChrysalids – John WyndhamMan Who Awoke – Laurence Manning

  12. 1. Nourishing Traditions by Fallon2. Blackout by Willis3. Homeschooling and the Voyage of Self Discovery by Albert4. Iron Lance by Lawhead5. Foxtrot Wrapped Up by Amend

  13. Oh my, my list has about 50 books on it…but here are five1. The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey2. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams3. The Passage, Justin Cronin4. Insurgent, Veronica Roth5. My son and I are reading the Tunnels series by Roderick Gordon. Hope to finish the series over the summer

  14. We are looking forward to the summer reading program this summer! Our family top five are: Blackout by John Rocco (Disney Hyperion Books, an imprint of Disney Book Group)Grandpa Green by Lane Smith (Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership)Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.)Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave, illustrated by Bryan Collier, written by Laban Carrick Hill (Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc.)Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein (Candlewick Press)

  15. For Kindergartner/1st grade age, but fun anytime:The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne The Story of Dr. Dolittle by Lofting The Story About Ping by Flack and WieseRichard Scarrys Please and Thank You Book by ScarryJohnny Appleseed by Holland

  16. I have had no time to read for my pleasure in so long I don't even know what's good. I did read the hunger games trilogy one night recently so I could talk about them with my nephew. They are a very compelling new aged drama and I enjoyed them. I am looking forward to having some time to read once my youngest goes to school in the fall, though I have the feeling I will just be busier then.

  17. 1. Everything by Jim Butcher starting with his Dresden Files2. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins3. Second Grave on the Left by Darynda Jones4. Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin5. The Morganville Vampires series by Rachel Caine

  18. 1. The Cocktail Waitress by James M. Cain2. Choke Hold by Christa Faust3. The Comedy Is Finished by Donald E. Westlake4. Life by Keith Richards5. Magic Treehouse #25

  19. The books I plan to tackle while my children are doing their reading are1) The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman2) The Hangman's Daughter – Oliver Potzsch3) In One Person – John Irving4) The Inner Circle – T.C. Boyle5) The Pickwick Papers – Charles Dickens

  20. 1. Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel Guterson, David 2. The Book Thief Zusak, Markus 3. The Giving Tree Silverstein, Shel 4. A Fine Balance Mistry, Rohinton 5. A Thousand Slendid Suns Hosseini, Khaled

  21. 1. The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson2. Made to Crave, Lysa TerKeurst3. Redeeming Love, Francine Rivers4. Birds of a Lesser Paradise, Megan Mayhew Bergman5. Shepherding a Child's Heart, Ted Tripp

  22. Maximum Ride: Nevermore; James Patterson.Memoirs of a Geisha; Arthur GoldenBitterblue; Kristin CashoreLegend; Marie Lu Ophelia; Lisa M. Klein

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