It’s harder than ever to keep kids reading and engaged with the library.
90% of kids are overdoing screen time while their parents are seeking meaningful offline experiences.
We created Badge Books to get kids reading more by bridging the analog and digital reading challenge experience. And we know that libraries are evolving in how they offer incentives to gain more use.
The Summer Badge Book: Flagship Edition is designed to match your summer reading theme and to fit your budget.
Our designers hand-picked an abstract style with bright colors and simple shapes to coordinate with any summer theme. The Badges have congratulatory phrases that celebrate reading and learning whether kids are tracking minutes, books, days, activities, or any other reading challenge design using Beanstack.
By making the Badge Book one that can match any theme, we can keep the costs down — offering the product to libraries and schools at a 90% discount.
How It Works
Design Your Challenge Your Way
Use Beanstack to design your summer challenge to include the CSLP, iREAD, or other theme and to give incentives for logging however you choose.
Include Badges from the Badge Book
Mix in congratulatory badges from the Badge Book at different milestones within your challenge.
Give Badge Books to Readers
Distribute the Badge Book to each student or patron participating in a challenge, give them as a prize to some, or include them in a raffle.
An Exciting Registration or Raffle Prize
As kids (ages 5-10) get started on your reading challenge, or as they reach milestones, they receive their own individual Badge Book.
Virtual Badges Matched to Stickers
Kids and their families use Beanstack to track their reading and/or learning activities. They earn badges matched to stickers in the book.
More Stickers, Calendar, and Activities
The Badge Book includes stickers for each day of reading from May to August. Readers can also complete fun activities included in the book.
The Badge Book gets families excited about your reading challenge — and builds a habit of reading that stays with a child for life.
Take a look inside.
- Easy guide on where to place badges.
- Spiral binding so your child can lay the book flat.
- Goals to help them along the way.
- Family accounts that can switch between readers.
- A quick way to scan each book's barcode to keep a log of all your reading.
- Reading challenges and learning activities added regularly.
Premium 7 x 10 Hardcover Journal
12 Reading Challenge Stickers
60+ Daily Reading Stickers
Easy to write on 120 gm paper
Rugged Wire-O Binding
When Do I Get It?
We'll deliver your Summer Badge Book: Flagship Editions in March. Our bulk printing window kicks off in December and we ship to customers in March.
Who’s Behind It?
Badge Books and Beanstack are both products of Zoobean, Inc.
Zoobean was founded by Jordan, the first head of K-12 education at Google, and her husband Felix, who was previously named Washington, DC’s Teacher of the Year. They gained an investment from Mark Cuban via the TV show Shark Tank.
The three values represented in our logo – love, inclusion, and awesomeness – are at the “heart” of all we do.
Get in touch with us and we’ll show you how you can use the Summer Badge Book in your community.
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