New Online Reading Incentive Program Challenges Students This Fall

Posted on September 24, 1999

Book Adventure, a free online reading incentive program with over 60,000 registered users, challenges students to read and understand more with the Book Bonanza reading contest. At Book Adventure, children (K-8) create personalized books lists from over 4,000 recommended titles, take quizzes on the books they've read at school or at home, and earn prizes for understanding the books they have read. Book Adventure is a non-profit initiative initially funded by the Sylvan Learning Foundation. It is designed to motivate students to read more often, for longer periods of time and with greater understanding.

The first 207 students who get a perfect score on the most books at or above their grade will win the spectacular Book Bonanza prizes. Two grand-prize winners will be on their way to Space Camp or Parent/Child Space Camp. Five second-place winners will receive $1,000 gift certificates to Staples and 200 third-place winners will receive $100 U.S. Savings Bonds. Winners of the Book Adventure Book Bonanza will be announced during National Children's Book Week in November 1999.

"Motivation and encouragement are key to reading success," said Douglas Becker, president of Sylvan Learning Foundation. "We are delighted Book Adventure can provide readers with such great incentives through the national Book Bonanza contest. Already, just four months after Book Adventure's launch, we have over 60,000 registered users and 125,000 completed quizzes - a number we hope will increase by hundreds of thousands of readers in the coming months!"

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