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The Blues Bookworm program is a FREE reading program available for all classrooms, grades K-6, that are located in the Greater St. Louis Area. All participating classrooms will receive a Blues Bookworms poster to track their classroom’s minutes and each student will receive their very own bookmark. All students who reach the program goal will receive a free ticket with the purchase of one discounted ticket to attend the official Bookworms Night on Monday, March 30 vs. Vancouver.

Each month, students record the number of minutes they read using the Student Tracker Form. Forms should be initialed by a parent/guardian and submitted to teachers. Teachers then record their classroom minutes on the Bookworms poster that the Blues will provide. Also, teachers will submit their list of classroom minutes online to the Blues each month using the downloadable Classroom Tracker. Teachers will use the same Classroom Tracker each month to upload their students' reading minutes.

Every classroom that reaches or goes beyond the goal of 250 minutes per month per student will be entered into a drawing for a Blues celebrity appearance.* If a classroom is selected to receive a Blues celebrity appearance and there are multiple classrooms in that selected school enrolled in the Blues Bookworms Program, all classrooms that have reached their monthly goal will be invited to participate in the visit. The more classrooms registered per school, the better the chance of receiving an appearance.

At the completion of the program in January, teachers will submit the names and total number of minutes read by their students (in addition to the number of minutes read in January) using the Classroom Tracker. Students that read a total of 1,000 minutes or more will score with a free ticket with the purchase of one discounted ticket to Blues Bookworms Night on Monday, March 30 vs. Vancouver, and have the opportunity shoot on goal after the game. If a student cannot make the March 30 game, there will be an alternative game they can attend on Thursday, April 7 vs. Winnipeg, but there will be no shoot on goal after that game. A special ticket discount will be available for family members, and students that attend the game will be recognized as a group on the Scottrade Center scoreboard.

The overall top reader from each grade will receive four (4) FREE plaza-level Blues tickets to the Blues Bookworm Game. The top readers will be featured on the big screen during the game and receive a Blues Bookworm gift package.

*In order to be eligible to win a celebrity appearance, every student in the classroom must read at least 250 minutes per month. If students do not read 250 minutes every month, they are still eligible for a free Blues ticket as long as they have read 1000 minutes by the end of January.

Top Overall All-Stars

Kindergarten: Joey C., Old Bonhomme, Mrs. Toybes
1st Grade: Trevor S., Fairway Elementary, Mrs. Smith
2nd Grade: Peyton O., Old Bonhomme, Mrs. Chapie
3rd Grade: Brooklyn S., Aviston Elementary, Mrs. Albers
4th Grade: Madilyn C., Russell Elementary, Mrs. Bitter
5th Grade: Audrey F., Russell Elementary, Mrs. Schmidt
6th Grade: Jeremiah P., Heritage Christian, Mrs. Parrett


Submit your classroom's reading minutes each month by downloading and completing our Classroom Tracker form.

Below is a list of recommended reading per grade level.

The Flying Hockey Stick
by Jolly Roger Bradfield

1st Grade
Puckster's First Hockey Sweater
by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

2nd Grade
Just One Goal
by Robert Munsch

3rd Grade
Peril at the World's Biggest Hockey Tournament
by Roy Macgregor

4th Grade
Wayne Gretzky's Ghost
by Roy Macgregor

5th Grade
Tales of a First-Round Nothing:
My Life as an NHL Footnote
by Terry Ryan

6th Grade
Face-Off at the Alamo
by Roy Macgregor

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