Incentives throughout our summer reading program keep students excited and active.

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Kids Read Now entices students to read through rewards and incentives that encourage pride and enjoyment of literacy.


Rewards help to keep students engaged and reading the books with an end goal in mind. Students get a new book for each book they finish reading, and we offer optional prizes at each step of the program.

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Empower participating families with choices throughout the program.

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Keep students and parents motivated with challenges at each step of the program.

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Parental Engagement


Keep parents engaged throughout the program with weekly outreach.

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See results. Kids Read Now collects, analyzes, and shares data at each stage of the program.

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Recent News

  • How One Public School System Mitigated the Summer Reading Gap

    Written by Kelli Marie Cedo, an English/Language Arts Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Lead for Hampton City Schools in Hampton, VA. Previously, she was principal of Forrest Elementary School in Hampton. Cedo has also served as Title I coordinator, division contact for school improvement, literacy coach, academic coordinator...

  • Ways To Challenge Young Readers

    As we are getting to the final months of the school year, it may become more of a challenge to get them engaged in learning. This might be the perfect time of year to introduce some activities that will challenge your students to explore new...

  • Redeemed by Literacy: an interview with Jimmy Santiago Baca

    Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico of Native American and Mexican descent, Jimmy Santiago Baca was raised by his grandparents until the age of five, when he began a two-decade rotation through various institutions, beginning with the orphanage where his aunt surrendered him. Baca spent...

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