Category: Books

August 5, 2013

Just a reminder- there are only 2 weeks left – the Read-a-thon will end next week on Friday the 16th of August. If you signed up before the read-a-thon began, and you want to be entered into the drawing to win a prize, you need to leave a comment with your or your child’s name, … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Week 9 Theme"

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July 29, 2013

How is your reading going? Just a reminder, if you want to enter the writing contest, you have a few more days to submit a story! Just get it submitted by midnight (eastern time) on July 31. Now for this week’s theme reveal….. Famous People and Places   The world is full of fascinating people … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Week 8 Theme"

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July 22, 2013

We’re plugging right along with our Read-a-thon. This week’s theme is a fun one, full of make believe and wonder.   Dragons, Fairies and Magic The fantasy realms can be so much fun for children because ANYTHING can happen!  Talking animals, witches and wizards, fairies and dragons – anything goes. Here are some ideas to … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon: Week 7 Theme"

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July 15, 2013

How is your read-a-thon going? We’re up to week 6 now and time is flying! I just want to remind everyone to keep track of your reading with your book logs – you will need to turn in your number of books read to qualify for the prize drawing! I also wanted to mention here … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-Thon Week 6 Theme"

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July 8, 2013

Can you believe we’re already halfway through the Read-a-thon? Time really does fly! I hope you’re all enjoying the themes and activities! This week’s theme is near and dear to my children’s hearts. It’s how they spend much of their time: THE ARTS! The arts encompasses not just your typical art projects like painting and … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Week 5 Theme"

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July 1, 2013

Whether you ride in the car, an airplane, a boat, or just walk on your own two feet, you probably do a lot of traveling during the summertime. That is why this week’s theme is: Travel!   Why don’t you take a trip this week? You don’t have to go very far. Take a walk … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon: Week 4 Theme"

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June 24, 2013

Can you believe we’re already at week 3? Time is flying and summer is in full swing! This week’s theme is a popular one at my house – I’d say at least half of our massive book collection pertains to this topic. Animals! Kids and animals just seem to go together, don’t they? So many … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Week 3 Theme!"

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June 17, 2013

I hope you are enjoying the read-a-thon so far. We’re on vacation this week, relaxing from a very busy year. So in honor of our vacation at Cape Cod, this week’s theme is: The Beach! What is your favorite thing to do at the beach? Do you swim, surf or boogie board? Or just relax … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon: Week 2"

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June 10, 2013

I hope your summer’s are getting off to a good start! Today we’ll begin the Build Your Library Summer Read-a-thon, so I hope you’re ready to read! Just a quick review – the read-a-thon will last a total of 10 weeks: June 10 – August 16. During that time, I’ll be putting up posts 2-3 … Continue reading "Summer Read-a-thon Begins Today!"

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May 23, 2013

Every summer, my kids sign up for our local library’s summer reading program. We have a wonderful time participating in the games, contests, and of course, reading lots of great books! So I thought, why not start an online summer reading program at Build Your Library?  For the past few weeks, my oldest daughter and … Continue reading "Build Your Library FREE Summer Read-a-thon!"

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