Pottery Barn Kids and PBS Kids have partnered up to reward reading this summer with their Summer Reading Challenge. Children are invited to read eight books from a select list of wonderful titles chosen by Pottery Barn Kids customers. The book list is available at Pottery Barn Kids stores across the U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec).
Children who complete the book list can bring it to their closest Pottery Barn Kids store by July 31 to receive a free book and a certificate upon completion. This year’s book list includes titles that will inspire and delight children of all ages:
- Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman
- Big Brothers Don’t Take Naps by Louise Borden
- Corduroy by Don Freeman
- Curious Baby Counting by H.A. Rey
- Good Night, Good Night Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld
- Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake by Kate Klise and M. Sarah Klise
- Heads by Matthew Van Fleet
- How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten? By Mark Teague
- How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague
- Ladybug Girl by David Samon and Jacky Davis
- Llama Llama and the Bully Goat by Anna Dewdney
- Madeline and the Old House in Paris by John Bemelmans Marciano
- Nelly Gnu and Daddy Too by Anna Dewdney
- Olivia by Ian Falconer
- Paddington Bear by Michael Bond and R.W. Alley
- Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes by James Dean and Eric Litwin
- Sniff by Matthew Van Fleet
- Tallulah’s Toe Shoes by Marilyn Singer and Alexandra Boiger
- The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
- What Sisters Do Best/What Brothers Do Best by Laura Numeroff and Lynn Munsinger
Now that your kids are equipped with books this summer they will need a comfy space at home to read! My daughter is a ravenous reader but we don’t really have a dedicated reading area for her. I was excited to visit Pottery Barn Kids in Corte Madera where we given a “Book Nook Design Session” from Christine Malin. She is the Design Studio Specialist for Pottery Barn Kids and she gave us her five essentials for creating a comfortable reading space for children.
1) Comfortable seating. Pottery Barn Kids has nice bean bags for kids to lounge in comfort while reading their books. I also find that over-sized stuffed animals do the trick as well.
2) Bookcase. Kids can go and grab whatever they want! I find that books cases are a statement piece for any room.
3) Accessibility. Visible books can be displayed in a way to entice kids to pick up and read.
4) Adequate lighting. Reading just can’t be down in the dark. A nice reading light will help motivate and put focus on reading.
5) Area Rug. Make the entire space cozy by placing an area rug down. Rugs give another place for kids to sit and it completes their book nook!
I’m going to use these easy tips for when I redecorate my daughter’s room.
Pottery Barn Kids has even more fun in store for families this summer! Stop by for their Special Weekly Story Time events to win giveaways and enjoy appearances by their favorite PBS KIDS characters! These cool events will happen through July 17.
Learn all about the events and the summer challenge at www.potterybarnkids.com and visit the Building Blocks blog for creative ideas from Pottery Barns. You will definitely want to download their cool “Ex Libris,” or bookplate for your little ones. Click here to get started.
One lucky That’s IT Mommy reader will win $50 in Gift Cards to spend at Pottery Barn Kids!
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