Winter Reading

Start your winter reading challenge

Dec. 21, 2023 - Jan. 8, 2024

Step 1

Access print books, eBooks and audiobooks

Step 2


Step 3

Log reading activities

Access Beanstack

Beanstack app

.pdf instructions (English/Spanish)


Beanstack in web browser

.pdf instructions (English/Spanish)

List of school links


Step 4

Earn points

Earn prizes and digital badges for reading, doing activities and writing reviews.


Read and win!

Winter Reading Rock Star

Grand prizes

One grand prize will be awarded for each level (elementary, middle and high).

  • Elementary: Dash Coding Robot Kit
  • Middle: Nintendo Switch
  • High: Oculus Quest 2 VR Headset Kit

To be eligible for the grand prize drawing, a student must log at least 400 minutes in Beanstack by Jan. 8. Grand prize drawings will be held shortly after the deadline.

Thank you to Spring Branch Education Foundation for providing grand prizes!

Logging reading minutes

Students are encouraged to track their reading minutes through the Beanstack dashboard which can be accessed through their Clever account.

How to get a public library card

English / Spanish

Visit your local branch of the Houston Public Library and the Harris County Public Library for free access to thousands of great books!
Check out books in person or visit library websites to access digital library books.

What are you reading this winter break?


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