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  Customize your I'm HAPPY Reading-Books to You Plan

The benefits of reading together as a family are numerous. They include literacy gains in all areas for listeners and readers. But the most important benefits may be the closeness you nurture among family members as you enjoy great stories together. I'm HAPPY Reading-Books to You is a service to help you make and keep this important date with your family. We will provide books or book recommendations that are perfectly suited for your family's ages, interests and reading preferences.

Whether it's books delivered to your door or recommendations that are made just-for-you, we can help craft the ideal reading program for your family. We also offer recommended activities to fit a variety of family budgets and schedules. Word study plans for literacy learners are another option for you to consider... to support spelling and word knowledge at home.

For your family, for your small group or organization, or as a gift for others you're sure would love to make reading together a regular part of their lives*, consider I'm HAPPY Reading-Books to You. You can create a custom plan for your family or group in these short steps:


*If giving a gift, please complete all parts of the subscription form except the Interest Inventory. This may be forwarded to the gift recipient to complete and return to HAPPY Reading.

STEP 1: Choose the type(s) of books you will receive and whether you will receive these in the form of actual books to own or in the form of customized recommendations that HAPPY will locate for you at your local library.

STEP 2: Choose the level of activities to be shipped to you to accompany the books you will be reading together. Tier 2 includes Tier 1 activities. Tier 3 includes Tiers 1 and 2, as well. You will need to select an activity Tier for each type of book your plan covers.

STEP 3: Choose the appropriate shipping. If you have no books to own in your plan, your shipping is free. Otherwise, you will choose one shipping amount that covers all books in your plan. Please note that all books must be mailed to a single address.

STEP 4: Determine the total amount for your plan. This is a monthly amount that you will be charged automatically beginning today and on this day of the month for the next eleven months. Or you may choose to pay for the year in full and receive a 10% discount.

STEP 5: Complete the age and interest inventory. If this is a gift, please click here to access the interest inventory only. You can send a link to the gift recipient. This can be faxed to HAPPY Reading at (804) 798-3593.

STEP 6: Check out using PayPal. You will pay the total due for today at checkout and will be charged the same amount each month for the next eleven months. Or if you prefer, you may pay the entire amount in one lump sum today, less a 10% discount for paying in full. Be sure to save your receipt. Expect your first shipment within 4 to 6 weeks of submitting the interest inventory (and word study information, if needed) to HAPPY Reading.

Let's get started!

 

STEP 1: Choose Types of Books and Delivery Choice

What types of books would you like? Picture books? Chapter books for early readers? Junior Fiction or Young Adult novels? Select the number of books desired monthly from each category, and choose the dollar amount next to each selection. You may choose only one type of book or you may choose several, but be sure to add the dollar amount next to the type and number of each book selected.

What type(s) of books would you like selected for your family, based on your ages and interests?

Picture Books

Chapter Books for early readers

Junior Fiction or Young Adult novels

Select the number of books per month (choose only the amount next to the number of books desired monthly) and whether you wish to receive these to own or have HAPPY Reading locate them at a library near you. Please note that HAPPY Reading suggests that the right picture books can be appropriate for older children and sometimes for adults, as well.

If you wish to include Picture Books in your plan, please choose one of the following options:

Selected and located by HAPPY Reading at our local library

1 book per month $5 monthly
2 books per month $7.50 monthly
3 books per month $10 monthly
4 books per month $12.50 monthly
5 books per month $14 monthly
6 books per month $16.50 monthly
7 books per month $19 monthly
8 books per month $21.50 monthly

OR

New books to own, sent to my family at a single address- Some hard-cover, some soft-cover

1 book per month $15 monthly
2 books per month $25 monthly
3 books per month $35 monthly
4 books per month $40 monthly
5 books per month $45 monthly
6 books per month $50 monthly
7 books per month $55 monthly
8 books per month $60 monthly

If you wish to include Early Chapter Books in your plan, please choose one of the following options:

Selected and located by HAPPY Reading at our local library

1 book per month $5 monthly
2 books per month $7.50 monthly
3 books per month $10 monthly
4 books per month $12.50 monthly
5 books per month $14 monthly
6 books per month $16.50 monthly
7 books per month $19 monthly
8 books per month $21.50 monthly

OR

New books to own, sent to my family at a single address - Soft-cover, up to approximately 4.0 reading level

1 book per month $10 monthly
2 books per month $15 monthly
3 books per month $20 monthly
4 books per month $25 monthly
5 books per month $30 monthly
6 books per month $35 monthly
7 books per month $40 monthly
8 books per month $45 monthly

If you wish to include Junior Fiction and/or Young Adult novels in your plan, please choose one of the following options:

Selected and located by HAPPY Reading at our local library

1 book per month $5 monthly
2 books per month $7.50 monthly
3 books per month $10 monthly
4 books per month $12.50 monthly

OR

New books to own, sent to my family at a single address - Soft-cover above approximately 4.0 reading level

1 book per month $10 monthly
2 books per month $15 monthly
3 books per month $20 monthly
4 books per month $25monthly

STEP 2: Level of Activities

Please select one tier of activities for EACH TYPE of book selected above. If you will receive picture books only, for example, choose an activity tier for picture books only. If you will receive chapter books and/or novels in addition to picture books, please select a tier for each type of book in your plan. When you add your total monthly charge, you will need to add the dollar amount next to each tier selected.

Tier One
Before, During, and After activities which may include anticipation guides, retelling rubrics or suggestions for recipes, crafts or related media

Tier Two
Before, During and After activities as described above plus vocabulary enhancement activities connected to the texts you are reading

Tier Three
All of tiers one and two activities plus word study activities for up to four learners, based on age and/or assessed needs

Picture Books

For Picture Books in my plan Tier One $10 monthly

Tier Two $15 monthly

Tier Three $25 monthly

Early Chapter

For Early Chapter Books in my plan Tier One $10 monthly

Tier Two $15 monthly

Tier Three $25 monthly

Junior Fiction

For JF and/or YA Books in my plan Tier One $10 monthly

Tier Two $15 monthly

Tier Three $25 monthly

STEP 3: Shipping Information

Name(s) to which books will be shipped monthly:
Address to which books will be shipped monthly:
Contact Name
Contact Phone #

 

Step 5: Interest Inventory For I'm HAPPY Reading-Books to You Plan

All information shared in this inventory is considered private and confidential. It will remain with HAPPY Reading for the purposes of fulfilling your subscription in a satisfactory manner. Your personal information will not be shared with or anyone for any reason at any time. If completing by hand and faxing, please print clearly and legibly.

1. Complete name, address and phone number of person placing the order.

2. Complete name, address and phone number of family receiving the order, if different from #1.

 

3. Please give first names, genders, ages, grade levels and birthdays for each child who will drop everything and read together as a family in the coming year.

 

4. If known, please indicate the independent or instructional reading level of each child. This is optional information. You may wish to ask teachers if you are unsure. Name Independent Reading Level OR Instructional Reading Level

 

5. For each child, please rank their current level of interest in reading, with 1 being not at all interested and 10 being extremely interested. Name Interest in Reading, 1-10

 

6. Does this family already spend regular time reading together or is this a new undertaking?


7. Will an adult be doing most or all of the reading?


8. Is there a reading level you would prefer staying under? For example, would you prefer the material not be written at a level above 6th grade, even when the interest level is higher?

9. We will read most of the time with:

Mom and child(ren)

Dad and child(ren)

Other adult and child(ren)

Mom and Dad and child(ren)

Other adults and child(ren) _______

 

10. Special interests of our family include:

Music Protecting the Planet
Travel Math
World Cultures Word Play
Science Character building
Visual Arts Cooking
Community Service Poetry/Rhyme
History Humor
Sports/Outdoors  

11. Please explain any other interest details for the entire family and for individual members.


12. Please explain any special family circumstances you would like HAPPY Reading to consider in making book recommendation.


13. If you already own or have recently read certain titles, you may wish to have those excluded.  Are there any types of books you do NOT wish to be recommended or included in your shipments?

14. If Tier 3 activities have been selected for your plan, please indicate for which learners you wish to receive word study activities. Also, indicate to whom the assessment materials will be sent.

 

We hope that over the next year, your family will enjoy being together, exploring great books and benefiting from the many advantages of families who read together.

Please expect your first shipment within 4 to 6 weeks and eleven shipments after that, once per month, in the months that follow. If word study is part of your plan, you will receive your assessment materials within 2 weeks.

You will receive all of your books and activities for the month in one package. If you would prefer a different shipping arrangement, please let us know. We may be able to work out a schedule that better suits your needs and those of your family.

If at any time you have a concern or a question, please contact us at lovebooks@happyreading.org.
We would also be delighted to hear from you if you’d like to share your enthusiasm for a particular book or if you want to relate a special family experience that comes about through your reading.

We look forward to being at your service in ways that bring the joy of books to your family today and enhance your lives into the future.

HAPPY Reading!

**Submit information and continue to Checkout to complete transaction!**

 

STEP 5: Confirmation

 

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