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Let the Journey Begin with Summer Reading

Mary Wiley | May 24th

 

Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 8.29.06 AMEncouraging your kids to keep reading during the summer can be challenging. We’re all about helping foster a love of reading in your kids and helping them understand the journey that awaits them as they dive into God’s Word. Along with our friends at Lifeway Christian Stores, we invite you to join Lifeway’s Summer R.E.A.D. Program for Kids! We know that God reveals Himself in Scripture, and as you explore His Word, you’ll be amazed and discover more of Him.

The Challenge

Read six books and memorize six Scripture verses over the course of the summer, from June 1 through August 31. When your kids complete their journey, head back to your local Lifeway Christian Store to pick up a free book and new free Bible!

The Tools You’ll Need

Help your kids keep track of their reading journey in their free R.E.A.D. Journal. Any serious reader knows that you also need an awesome bookmark for the journey ahead–good thing we’ve got you covered there too with another free download! You’ll also want to grab a Bible, a pen or pencil, and some crayons or coloring pencils.

Start Your Journey

You’ve got all your tools–now it’s time to read! Check out our recommended reading list for titles we think your kids will love to dive into.

Grades 1-3

For Such a Time as This

For Such a Time as This

The Pirate and the Firefly

The Pirate and the Firefly

Peter's Perfect Prayer Place

Peter’s Perfect Prayer Place

City on the Hill

City on the Hill

Audrey Bunny

Audrey Bunny

The Special Gifts of Summer

The Special Gifts of Summer

Grades 4-6

Can You Relate?

Can You Relate?

Blotch

Blotch

PrayerWorks

PrayerWorks

The Prince Warriors

The Prince Warriors

Catie Conrad: How to Become the Most Unpopular Girl in Middle School

Catie Conrad: How to Become the Most Unpopular Girl in Middle School

Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows

Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows

Claim Your Rewards

Why let the reading adventure end so soon? Keep it going with a free book for all the hard work your kids have done this summer. Just bring your completed R.E.A.D. Journal into your local Lifeway store, and take it up to the register to redeem your prize. Choose from one of the six books listed below plus receive a free Bible, while supplies last. Be sure to come in by Aug. 31, 2016, to return your journal and receive your prizes.

Grades 1-3 Free Book Prizes (while supplies last)

Meet My Best Friend

Meet My Best Friend

The Knight and the Firefly

The Knight and the Firefly

The Fantastic Gifts of Fall

The Fantastic Gifts of Fall

Grades 4-6 Free Book Prizes (while supplies last)

The Desperate Diva Diaries

The Desperate Diva Diaries

Bash and the Pirate Pig

Bash and the Pirate Pig

Choices

Choices

Talk About Your Journey

Let us know what you and your kids are learning together on the Lifeway R.E.A.D. journey by using #LifewayREADS on social media!

Happy reading!