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Two fun shops in the Houston Heights neighborhood are sponsoring a summer reading and writing contest for kids. Here is the information from their website:


2nd Annual Summer Reading & Writing Contest

June 1- August 1, 2015

Depending on your age, you will read 5-15 books and write a poem or short story inspired by one of the books you read.

Include the permission slip and the list of books you read – title and author, characters and favorite part.

Winners will be announced at noon on Saturday, August 15, 2015.


Grades K-2 – Read 5 books (picture books or chapter books).

Grades 3-5 – Read 10 books (no more than five picture books and five chapter books on your reading level).

Grades 6-8 – Read 15 books (no more than seven picture books and eight chapter books on your reading level).


T H E  G U I D E L I N E S

1.All entries must be received by 5pm Saturday, August 1.

Winners will be announced at noon Saturday, August 15

via Facebook and Heights Candy Bar and Big Blue Whale websites.

**Winners will also receive a private phone call or email.**


2. Entries may be typed or handwritten and must include reading list/permission slip.

**Add illustrations, if you’d like.**


3. Snail mail or drop entries by Heights Candy Bar or Big Blue Whale (there is a mailbox in the door at Heights Candy Bar for after hours entires).

Make a copy of your story, if you wish, as they will not be returned. Creativity is strongly encouraged! Limited to one entry per person. Have fun!

Prizes may include gift basket, gift certificate, t-shirt, bookmark, or certificate of participation.



Heights Candy Bar  •  833 Studewood, Houston 77007  •
Big Blue Whale  •  237 W 19th St, Houston 77008  •

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