Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Giveaway: Pottery Barn Kids Hosts Summer Reading Challenge with PBS Kids *Sponsored*

Pottery Barn Kids in Corte Madera, Calif., has a gorgeous book display.
UPDATE: Congrats to boyzrule, who won the $25 gift card to Pottery Barn Kids! (Thanks to for helping me choose. :) Please email me at with your mailing address, and I'll send it your way. Thanks to everyone who commented, and stay tuned for more giveaways!

One of the best things about summer -- besides the BBQs, swimming pools, camps, cool movies and just general lolling about -- is the reading. As a kid, I loved the freedom to read outside of what my teachers had assigned. As an adult, I craved everything from meaty to easy-going titles.

As a mom, honestly, I just like having some time -- any time -- to read. (Here's a good one, if you're interested.)

Well, part of my visit to San Francisco last month for the PBS Annual Conference included a trip to Corte Madera (over the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County) to an adorable Pottery Barn Kids shop, where they featured a gorgeous display of what looked like flying books (Hello, Mr. Lessmore!) and a kid-friendly nook, perfect for summer reading.

A cozy reading nook at PB Kids
Together with PBS Kids, Pottery Barn Kids is hosting a summer reading challenge. (Love those!) Read any 8 titles from one of two recommended lists -- one for younger kids and one for older -- and receive a free book! How cool is that?!

Some titles for younger kids include: "Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site," "Corduroy," "Llama Llama and the Bully Goat" and "Olivia."

The older kids can read: "The Day the Crayons Quit," "Ladybug Girl," "Madeline and the Old House in Paris" and "Tallulah's Toe Shoes," among others.

Just be sure your kids read the books and redeem their prize by July 31!

For more resources and reading-friendly activities, visit

*** GIVEAWAY ***

I'm giving away a $25 gift card to Pottery Barn Kids, courtesy of the shop.

To enter, leave a comment below, telling me your child's favorite book or what you hope (s)he will read this summer.

For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter and retweet this giveaway. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page and share the giveaway.

Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so. 

Good luck, and I will announce the winner on Wednesday, July 9!

(Note: While this is a sponsored post, for which I was compensated, opinions about reading and its awesomeness are solely my own.)


noreen said...

My girls adore fancy nancy and her new chapter books: Nancy Clancy. They are into the sisters grim series.

boyzrule said...

My oldest loves to read anything. He can read a book a day. My youngest love anything Cars related.

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boyzrule said...

Shared on FB as debnmike moretti

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justJENN said...

The kids are trying to get through all of Harry Potter!

rachel said...

She likes 1-2-3 Hippo!

L.A. Story said...

Thanks so much for the entries! Love these suggestions! :)

Unknown said...

My child's favorite book is puff the magic dragon

Unknown said...

Following L.A story on twitter ( lagunabeach7712) and retweeted

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