Saturday, May 5, 2012

Read-a-palooza and Giveaway

For more than 25 years, American Girl’s award-winning books have helped millions of girls discover the joy of reading and have earned the trust of parents and educators. This summer, to celebrate books and encourage girls to keep their reading skills sharp while school is out, American Girl is introducing Read-a-palooza, a summer reading program created for girls ages 8 to 12. Packed with fun activities and incentives that encourage literacy, Read-a-palooza will run from May 1 to September 3, 2012, and also will include a charitable partnership with Save the Children’s U.S. literacy program.

To participate in Read-a-palooza, girls can visit, where they can download colorful bookmarks and free book-related content, such as tips and materials for starting a book club. They’ll also be able to do reading challenges and take fun, interactive quizzes. Starting in June, girls can participate in Read-a-palooza by visiting an American Girl retail store, where free reading events will be offered all summer long.

To further emphasize the importance of reading and to help a great cause during its Read-a-palooza campaign, American Girl is partnering with Save the Children’s U.S. literacy program. From May 1 through September 3, 2012, $1 of every book purchased through American Girl (up to a maximum of $100,000) will support Save the Children’s efforts to raise literacy rates in impoverished communities by providing basic education and equipping schools and teachers with reading materials. In addition, American Girl will make its third donation of books to Save the Children this fall, bringing the value of the company’s total book donation to nearly $1.5 million.

My girls are eager to read the Smart Girl's Guide to Starting Middle School this summer to prepare for 6th grade next year.

My friends at American Girl want to share the fun of summer reading with one lucky Maryland Pink and Green reader.  Enter to win a collection of American Girl books for your favorite girl's summer reading collection.  Use the widget to enter to win!  The widget makes it easy to choose and contact a winner and adds validity to the slips of paper in a basket to choose a winner.

There are many extra entries available for sharing the giveaway on Twitter or Facebook.  "Like" the American Girl Facebook page for an extra entry, too!

Enter to win!



  1. What a wonderful give~away!! I remember my sweet girl reading the "Guide to Middle School." She loved all of her books so very much!

    I just purchased the books for my beach vacay with the besties! We will be doing our first beach book club! They don't know as it is a surprise! I am also making them grosgrain ribblon bookmarks! These are part of my favors for the tirp!

    Come ON Summer,
    (I am ready to pack, all my Lilly!)
    Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled

  2. I love American Girl, and so enjoy sharing it with my daughter. My favorite book? Oh so hard to choose! I think it would be Meet Kit, as Kit would have grown up at the same time as my grandmothers. I like to imagine them doing the same things!

  3. My daughter is just beginning this series of books...but she loves the one about her doll, Julie :) Such a good series for kids!

  4. Great giveaway! Fingers crossed I win.

    Make sure you stop by the blog. I am hosting an awesome Southern Tide Giveaway!



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