Summer is here! That can mean a lot of things for different people. For most: Hooray! Freedom! Vacation! Time off!

If you’re a student: We’ve got some great new books for you to read while you have all this free time! 

If you’re a teacher: We’ve got some great new books for you to take with you into the fall!

If you’re a parent: We’ve got some great new books for your kids to read and fend off the dreaded Summer Slide! 

See what I did there?

Summer is a great time to jump into some new books — especially if your child is in between those crucial grade levels where reading in the summer months can make a huge impact on their success during the school year. Even a little bit of reading every day can mean a big improvement! (After all, little things make a big difference!)

To get them reading, we’re rolling out a fun Summer Reads Contest! It’s simple: 

1. Keep track of your or your child’s reading minutes over the summer and what books they’ve been reading.

2. Beginning September 3, email me here with the following information: 
       -Number of total reading minutes this summer
       -Titles of the books read
       -Favorite Peachtree author/book

*I’ll pick a winner (or a few!) who will win a prize pack of Peachtree titles to start the school year with! The contest will be open all week, closing on Sun. September 8th.

Meanwhile, we’d love to see what you’re reading throughout the summer! Here are some easy ways to let everyone know what you’re up to these summer months: 

On Twitter:
Tweet some of your favorite ideas or a quote from what you read that day! Include the title of the book and #summerreading. Feel free to tag us @PeachtreePub!

On Facebook:
Post a picture of the cover of what book you’re reading or your favorite quote from that day’s reading to our wall!  

On Pinterest:
Create a board dedicated to your summer reading titles! Email us the link, or leave a link in the comments and we’ll be sure to follow it! Every time you read, pin the cover or an interior image from the book. Make a note about how long you read or what your favorite part of the book is! 


Happy Summer Reading, everyone! 

*US residents only, please
*Contest ends Sunday, September 8, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.