Reading Rewards Blog

Author Spotlight: An Interview with Jeff Kinney

February 10th, 2014|

We know our Reading Rewards members are huge fans of Jeff Kenny and his Wimpy Kid Series, so we asked Mr. Kinney if he would be willing to answer a few of our questions. Lucky for us, he was gracious enough to oblige!

How to Make Bookmarks for Valentine’s Day

February 6th, 2014|

Kids love Valentine's Day! And what could be more fun than offering cute little gifts to all of your friends? Unfortunately, what's fun for your children can translate into climbing costs for you.... especially if they plan to offer a cute little something to each of their classmates. Take heart, parents and teachers! We have an idea for your little cupids that won't break the bank. It's also a really nice addition to any book you want to offer in celebration of International Book Giving Day!

DIY Bookmarks: Falling Star Magnetic Bookmarks

January 15th, 2014|

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonades! This past weekend’s freezing rain had us seriously homebound, which is why we decided to have a family craft session. You may have noticed that we have a penchant for stars? That's why, even though we know we aren't the first to make magnetic bookmarks (thanks for the inspiration, Vanessa!), we just couldn't resist making our own variation, for our starry-eyed friends.

Fishing with the principal, anyone?

January 11th, 2014|

This week, we received a wonderful email in our inbox from a Riverside Elementary School Resource Specialist. We wanted to share this success story with you, and let you know how much it means to us to that our users take the time to write to us. It makes […]

Top 10 Reasons Why Books Make the Best Gifts

December 9th, 2013|

Still looking for the perfect gifts for those hard-to-please people on your list? Don’t worry, so are we! But one of our favourite holiday stops for shopping has always been the bookstore.
Here are 10 top reasons to make sure there are lots of books under the tree this year!

Reading is Reading… Right?

October 25th, 2013|

Guest post by Serge Alalouf, an Honorary Professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Having raised two daughters, Alalouf grappled with the challenge of stimulating their interest in reading. His unorthodox approach sparked criticism, which prompted this post.
Some weeks ago I asked myself why some children are avid […]

The reward *IS* in the reading

July 28th, 2013|

A couple of days ago, I stumbled upon a teacher’s blog with a post that expressed considerable concern about the Reading Rewards premise. That reading should be for fun, and not ‘funds’.

I absolutely agree.

I started Reading Rewards a few years ago, when my two boys, then aged 8 and […]

Reader Demo of Reading Rewards

May 11th, 2013|

This short video gives you a quick guided tour of Reading Rewards, from the perspective of a reader.

Exciting Changes Coming Soon!

May 9th, 2013|

Some of you may have noticed a different look to our blog as well as our Facebook page. Over the past few months, Carole and I have been working very hard on a brand-new version of Reading-Rewards that we will be rolling out on May 25th, 2013!


It’s been a […]

Top picks for your kids this holiday season

November 22nd, 2011|

November isn’t even over and one of my younger son’s favorite activities of late is ‘working on his Christmas list’. This involves browsing the websites of ToysRUs, Amazon, BestBuy and other online retailers for the best of the best in electronics and gaming. Sigh!

Not surprising.

A recent Nielsen poll suggests […]