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Summer #WhereWeReadChallenge Begins Now!

Summer #WhereWeReadChallenge Begins Now!

summer reading challenge for kids

Today, June 28th, kicks off Bear & Bud Book Club’s Summer #WhereWeReadChallenge! Summer is the perfect time for kids to read…at the beach, the pool, or cooling off after a hot day at camp. With all of these fun places to read in mind, we’re inviting you and your kids to celebrate summer reading with us, and maybe find a new favorite reading spot in the process!

Are your kids nearby? Call them over. They're going to want to hear this!

At the end of the challenge, we will randomly choose one winner to WIN A THREE MONTH BEAR & BUD BOOK CLUB SUBSCRIPTION!


1. First, click over to our brand new Printables page to download and print the Summer #WhereWeReadChallenge Checklist. Stick it to your refrigerator, or your child's bedroom door so that it's visible throughout the next two months.
2. Anytime your child reads at any of the locations listed in the Checklist, snap a photo, upload it to Instagram and tag @bearandbudbookclub and #WhereWeReadChallenge. This will allow us to find your photo and count it as an entry! One photo automatically enters you to win the grand prize. The more locations you cross off, and photos you submit, the higher your chance of winning, so read, read, read, and snap, snap, snap!
3. Challenge begins today, June 28th and ends Wednesday, August 30th.
4. Have any questions? Drop them in the comments below, or ask us on Instagram.

    summer reading challenge

    Some of our favorite photos from our weekly #whereweread Wednesday series. ( @knitzkin / @juniaisabel / @kellyfondots / / @redpoppyreading / @theriverafamily / @kidlitlove / @mystorytimecorner 

    We cannot wait to see your #WhereWeReadChallenge photos! Let's make this the best summer yet! 

    P.S. Everyone who enters will receive an awesome reading certificate, designed by yours truly, for participating.

    P.P.S. For more ways to make summer reading easy and fun, check out Karen’s tips on Red Tricycle.


    Bear & Bud Book Club #WhereWeReadChallenge Summer Edition - OFFICIAL RULES


    1.  PROMOTION DESCRIPTION: The Bear & Bud Book Club #WhereWeReadChallenge Summer Edition (\"Sweepstakes\") begins on Wednesday, June 28 at 12:01 AM PST and ends Wednesday, August 20th at 11:59 PM PST (the \"Promotion Period\").

    2.  ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of USA. This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited or restricted by law.

    3. PRIZES:
    Grand Prize: One winner will receive a three month Bear & Bud Book Club subscription, for the months of September, October, and November of 2017. Approximate retail value: $89.97.
    Prize for every Contestant: All contestants who submit a photo into the challenge will be contacted via Instagram direct message once the contest is over, and emailed a link to download a Bear & Bud Book Club #WhereWeReadChallenge Summer Reading Certificate.
    Only one prize per person and per household will be awarded. Prizes cannot be transferred, redeemed for cash or substituted by winner. Bear & Bud reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to award a substitute prize of equal or greater value if a prize described in these Official Rules is unavailable or cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, for any reason. The ARV of the prize represents Bear & Bud’s good faith determination. That determination is final and binding and cannot be appealed. If the actual value of the prize turns out to be less than the stated ARV, the difference will not be awarded in cash. Bear & Bud makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any prize awarded. Restrictions, conditions, and limitations may apply. Bear & Bud will not replace any lost or stolen prize items.
    This Contest is open to legal residents of the USA and Prize will only be awarded and/or delivered to addresses within said locations. All federal, state and/or local taxes, fees, and surcharges are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. Failure to comply with the Official Rules will result in forfeiture of the prize.
    4. HOW TO ENTER: To enter, please visit Bear & Bud’s Printables page on to download the Summer #WhereWeReadChallenge Checklist. Throughout the Promotion Period, post a photo (s) to Instagram showing your child reading in any of the spots listed on the Checklist. When posting to Instagram, use #WhereWeReadChallenge and tag @bearandbudbookclub in your photo to have entries count towards the Grand Prize. One entry automatically enters you to win a downloadable certificate designed by Bear & Bud. The more photos you submit to the challenge, the higher chance you have to win the Grand Prize. Enter the Contest during the Promotion Period via Instagram by visiting Bear & Bud’s Instagram profile:
    Automated or robotic Entries submitted by individuals or organizations will be disqualified. Internet entry must be made by the Entrant. Any attempt by Entrant to obtain more than the stated number of Entries by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations, logins or any other methods, including, but not limited to, commercial contest/sweepstakes subscription notification and/or entering services, will void Entrant's Entries and that Entrant may be disqualified. Final eligibility for the award of any prize is subject to eligibility verification as set forth below. All Entries must be posted by the end of the Promotion Period in order to participate. Bear & Bud’s database clock will be the official timekeeper for this Contest.
    5. WINNER SELECTION: The Winner of the Contest will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible Entries received throughout the Promotion Period. The random drawing will be conducted about one week after the Promotion Period by Bear & Bud, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible Entries received.
    6. WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by email at the email address provided once contacted via Instagram direct message approximately one week after the random drawing. Potential Winner must accept a prize by email as directed by Bear & Bud within one week of notification. Bear & Bud is not responsible for any delay or failure to receive notification for any reason, including inactive email account(s), technical difficulties associated therewith, or Winner’s failure to adequately monitor any email account.

       Any winner notification not responded to or returned as undeliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively \"the Prize Claim Documents\"). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Bear & Bud.

    7. PRIVACY: Any personal information supplied by you will be subject to the privacy policy of Bear & Bud posted at By entering the Contest, you grant Bear & Bud permission to share Instagram username with the other Contest Entities for the purpose of administration and prize fulfillment, including use in a publicly available Winners list.

    8. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Bear & Bud assumes no responsibility or liability for (a) any incorrect or inaccurate entry information, or for any faulty or failed electronic data transmissions; (b) any unauthorized access to, or theft, destruction or alteration of entries at any point in the operation of this Contest; (c) any technical malfunction, failure, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or communications line failure, regardless of cause, with regard to any equipment, systems, networks, lines, satellites, servers, camera, computers or providers utilized in any aspect of the operation of the Contest; (d) inaccessibility or unavailability of any network or wireless service, the Internet or website or any combination thereof; (e) suspended or discontinued Internet, wireless or landline phone service; or (f) any injury or damage to participant's or to any other person’s computer or mobile device which may be related to or resulting from any attempt to participate in the Contest or download of any materials in the Contest.

    If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as planned for reasons which may include without limitation, infection by computer virus, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which may corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this Contest, Bear & Bud reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest in whole or in part. In such event, Bear & Bud shall immediately suspend all drawings and prize awards, and Bear & Bud reserves the right to award any remaining prizes (up to the total ARV as set forth in these Official Rules) in a manner deemed fair and equitable by Bear & Bud. Bear & Bud shall not have any further liability to any participant in connection with the Contest.

    A Instagram account is required to enter. If you don’t already have an Instagram account, visit to create one. It is free to create an account. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to Bear & Bud and not to Instagram. By participating via the Instagram platform, participants are also subject to Instagram’s data policy and terms of use, which can be found at

    10. WINNER LIST/OFFICIAL RULES: To obtain a copy of the Winner List or a copy of these Official Rules, send your request to Requests for the names of the winners must be received no later than September 30, 2017 after the Promotion Period has ended. The winner of the grand prize will be posted after winner confirmation is complete.

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    Whew, that was long! Happy reading, and good luck!

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