DOGObooks and the Children’s Book Council Partner to Boost Summer Reading
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Tiburon, CA May 12, 2014—
In partnership with leading children’s book publishers, DOGObooks has created a reading catalog of 52 popular book titles for grades 3-8. By reading and posting 3 reviews of 25 words or more, kids can select their choice of a free book from a prize catalog of over 70 book titles. The program also rewards the top ten schools with the most reviews with 100 new books for their school library!
The program is open to Kids in Grades 3-8, who can sign up at www.dogobooks.com/summer select books to read, post reviews and start earning prizes. Kids can keep track of their progress throughout the summer and also see which books are most popular for reading and for prizes.
DOGObooks is partnering with education and industry leaders including: the Children’s Book Council, Edmodo, Edublogs, Learning.com, Kaleidoscope, OCLC and Social Moms to make educators, librarians and children aware of the program.Publishers sponsoring Summer Reading this year are: Amazon Children’s Publishing, American Girl Publishing, Baker & Taylor Publishing, Bloomsbury, Candlewick Press, Disney-Hyperion Publishing, HarperCollins Children’s Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Quirk Books, Random House Children’s Books, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster and Zonderkidz.
DOGObooks.com provides a safe, fun and interactive environment for kids to discover, rate and review books. With over 125,000 books followed and over 50,000 book reviews written by young book lovers, DOGObooks is the largest website dedicated to kids’ reading and book reviews.
DOGObooks is a part of a next-generation online network empowering kids to engage with digital media in a fun, safe and social environment. In addition to DOGObooks the network includes: www.dogonews.com – the largest online source for current events and Common Core content for use in the classroom and www.dogomovies.com a fun place for young movie fans to enjoy G to PG-13 movie trailers and rate and review their favorite movies.
About Children’s Book Week (CBW)
Established in 1919, CBW is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. Each year, official and local commemorative events are held nationwide at schools, libraries, bookstores, homes — wherever young readers and books connect. In 2014, official events will be held in all 50 states for the first time in the initiative’s history. Learn more at bookweekonline.com.
About the Children’s Book Council (CBC)
The Children’s Book Council is the national nonprofit trade association for children’s book publishers, and the anchor sponsor of Children’s Book Week. The CBC offers children’s publishers the opportunity to work together on issues of importance to the industry at large, including educational programming, literacy advocacy, and collaborations with other national organizations. Membership in the CBC is open to U.S. publishers of children’s trade books, as well as in some cases to industry-affiliated companies. The CBC is proud to partner with other national organizations on co-sponsored reading lists, educational, programming, and literacy initiatives. Please visit cbcbooks.org for more information.