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Half Price Books Launches "Feed Your Brain" Summer Reading Program

Jump in a rocket ship and shoot for the stars! Half Price Books is preparing to launch its annual Feed Your Brainsummer reading program, which encourages kids to fuel the power of their imagination this summer. 

As we wrap up another school year, kids have their minds on summer vacation. However, it’s important to preserve the knowledge learned in the classroom this past school year to avoid the dreaded “summer slide.” More than two months of learning loss can occur when kids do not engage in educational activities during the summer, and the Half Price Books Feed Your Brainsummer reading program is a great way to keep young minds active and make reading fun. This year’s theme, “Out of this World,” will celebrate the 50thanniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.  

From June 1 through July 31, children 14 and under can participate in the program by picking up a reading log at their local Half Price Books or downloading a copy at Children are encouraged to read at least 15 minutes a day. Once they’ve read 300 minutes, parents and children can stop by the nearest Half Price Books to turn in their completed log and earn 5 Bookworm Bucks through June and July. Based on the number of logs turned in last year, kids read more than 10.8 million minutes during the summer – approximately 20.7 years!

Teens 14 and older can submit a teen book review online on or before August 29, 2019. They will receive an email with a link to print their confirmation code, which they can use to receive Bookworm Bucks.

Need some suggestions on what to read? Books are split into reading levels of: K-2, Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8. These reading recommendations will send you out of this world! Visit more information.

Half Price Books is the largest family–owned new and used bookstore chain, with 124 retail locations in 17 states. Stores are open seven days a week and buy and sell new and used books, magazines, comics, records, CDs, DVDs and collectible items. Half Price Books has been dedicated to environmental and literacy efforts for more than 46 years by supporting hundreds of projects including its Million Book Donation Project and it annual Half Pint Library Book Drive, which nonprofit organizations and schools with book donations collected at all store locations. In addition, Half Price Books is a supporter of the National Center for Families Learning and Feed the Children. For more information about Half Price Books, please visit

Tuesday, June 4, 2019