JetBlue Summer Reading Program - Gift Pack Giveaway!

Posted by Jenna | Wednesday, August 08, 2012



With summer in full swing, many families are on the go...enjoying this beautiful weather and time together. And, although many of us may not be thinking about school quite yet...JetBlue and PBS Kids have teamed up for the second year to help inspire kids everywhere to get excited about reading and keep them reading all summer long whether they're in school or not...even when on the go!

Soar with Reading is the collaborative national initiative of JetBlue and PBS KIDS. It's back for its second year to help place books in the hands of kids in need so they will get excited about reading and continue even when not in school.

In visiting the Soar With Reading website, you will find details about this award-winning program. There you will have access to free summer reading materials, including an interactive reading list, reading tips and expert advice for keeping kids engaged in literature all summer long. I have checked it out and find it to be a great resource to help get kids excited about reading. They also give kids who are traveling with JetBlue this summer, a free activity booklet with literacy-based PBS KIDS games.

Not only does this initiative help to keep kids engaged in literature, but as I mentioned, it also places books in the hands of kids in need. What a fantastic way to help those in need! Here's how it works.... SoarWithReading.com gives adults the opportunity to share the name of their favorite kid's book. For every submission, JetBlue will donate an age-apporpriate book to a deserving child through partner Barefoot Books. Up to $200,000 worth of books will be donated through this program!! And, as a thank you to all adults who share their favorite book title on the site, each will be entered into a sweepstakes to win great prizes include a JetBlue Giveaways Vacation Package!

I love everything about this initiative and think it's great that JetBlue and PBS KIDS are working to make reading fun all summer long, while making sure that books are also being put into the hands of kids who are need and otherwise wouldn't be able to get them.

We were sent a JetBlue travel backpack filled with summer reading materials. We have already read through the book several time and Kaelyn was tickled with the other little goodies in the bag as well (pencil, activity book, etc)! She has just started to show an interest in sounding out words and reading simple books, so I'm happy that getting a fun kit like this has encouraged that love for learning even more. We will definitely be taking our handy travel backpack with us on our upcoming vacation.
I am happy to have been introduced to this program and would definitely urge you to check out the SoarWithReading.com website when you get a moment.

Win It: One lucky reader will win a JetBlue travel backpack filled with summer reading materials like the one we received. Just enter my Rafflecopter giveaway below. If you don't see the form, click here.

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This giveaway will end on August 22nd and is open to the US Only. 

**The products for this review and giveaway were provided for free. All opinions are my own. 



19 comments
  1. Suzanne August 8, 2012 at 9:37 PM  

    How sad...A recent study shows that there is only one age-appropriate book available for every 300 children living in underserved communities in the United States.

    moosgoos99 at aol dot com

  2. Cassandra Eastman August 8, 2012 at 10:14 PM  

    I discovered that you can download fun activities from PBS shows, my 3 year old will love this!

  3. aperry August 9, 2012 at 7:21 PM  

    Barefoot Books and jetblue are partnering to help donate age appropriate books to children

  4. s August 9, 2012 at 7:24 PM  

    share the name of your favorite children’s book, and for every submission, JetBlue will donate an age-appropriate book to a child in need through partner Barefoot Books.

  5. Kimberly August 9, 2012 at 7:35 PM  

    This is the 2nd year Jet Blue has sponsored this.
    Kims2312@verizon.net

  6. Jane Maritz August 9, 2012 at 11:37 PM  

    They have donated over $100,000 worth of books to children in need.

  7. CHELESA sims August 9, 2012 at 11:52 PM  

    There is only one book that is age appropriate for 300 children. Right now for every person that shares the name of their child's book and enters .Jetblue will donate a book to a child in need. What a win ,win situation entry into a contest and a child gets a book.

  8. Janet W. August 10, 2012 at 5:09 AM  

    I learned there is only one age-appropriate book available for every 300 children living in underserved communities in the United States.
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

  9. Brooke C August 10, 2012 at 6:49 AM  

    I learned that less than 1% of the number books available to children in middle-income neighborhoods.

  10. Jana August 10, 2012 at 7:26 PM  

    Make reading apart of daily routine like reading chore list and asking questions.

    dropcqueen at yahoo dot com

  11. Jana August 10, 2012 at 7:26 PM  

    Make reading apart of daily routine like reading chore list and asking questions.

    dropcqueen at yahoo dot com

  12. Rachel August 10, 2012 at 10:26 PM  

    I learned that too many children don’t have access to resources that enrich learning and encourage reading. A recent study shows that there is only one age-appropriate book available for every 300 children living in underserved communities in the United States.
    rachel_demille at yahoo dot com

  13. evilredcaboose August 11, 2012 at 2:49 PM  

    I found it sad that " there is only one age-appropriate book available for every 300 children living in underserved communities in the United States. "

    :( I want to help in other ways....

  14. rj7777 August 11, 2012 at 11:40 PM  

    They are having a giveaway and they are donating books to needy children. Rita Spratlen rjspratlen@gmail.com

  15. Jennifer H August 12, 2012 at 8:56 AM  

    jetblue has sponsored this for 2 years

  16. Jennifer T. August 12, 2012 at 10:29 AM  

    I learned that they've donated over $104,000 worth of books.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. jakiesmom August 14, 2012 at 11:04 PM  

    I LEARNED THE PROGRAM STARTED IN 2011

  18. lana August 21, 2012 at 6:42 AM  

    How fun they have different activities for kids

  19. David Wells October 5, 2012 at 4:34 AM  

    It's a wonderful initiative to educate kids while keeping them entertained. The amount of which books will be donated is large and am really impressed by the efforts sponsors have put into it.
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