|Military Children Everywhere Invited to Write about Their Favorite Books for A Chance to Win Great Reading Prizes|
|News Releases - Military & Veterans News|
|Written by Stephanie Himel-Nelson|
|Tuesday, 10 April 2012 09:14|
Blue Star Families’ Books on Bases essay contest open during April, the Month of the Military Child
Washington, D.C. (April 6, 2012)—Military families love to read! One of the greatest gifts parents can give their children is the ability to read and Blue Star Families wants to know what books your military family is reading together. During April, the month of the military child, Blue Star Families invites military kids everywhere to share their family’s favorite book for a chance to win great prizes!
“April is a great time to remember all the sacrifices that military children make when their parents serve, as well as the positive experiences of being in a military family,” said Mark Smith, executive director of Blue Star Families. “Our essay contest focuses kids and their parents on the family fun that comes from reading together, and the highlights the benefits of doing so.”
Since 1986 April has been designated the Month of the Military Child and throughout the month, Blue Star Families is hosting an essay contest for military children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Any child with a parent or sibling in active duty, Reserve or National Guard service can enter by answer the question, “What is your favorite book to read ALOUD as a family and why?”
From the 100 word or less entries, Blue Star Families will select four winners at the end of the month for prizes including a Barnes & Noble Nook, a set of 20 new books, a webcam, a certificate for a free story from Be There Bedtime Stories, and a certificate of achievement from Blue Star Families.
Added Smith, “This is a great opportunity for every military family. Reading as a family is so important, especially for military families. Plus, who wouldn’t want a free Nook?”
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