The St. Louis Blues FREE reading program, Blues Bookworms, is available for all classrooms, grades K-6, that are located in the Greater St. Louis Area. The program runs October 1- January 31.

Each month, students record the number of minutes read using the Student Tracker Form. provided by the Blues. 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 class 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 in that school 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). Students that read a total of 1,000 minutes or more will score with a buy one, get one free ticket voucher to Blues Bookworms Night and have the opportunity shoot on goal after the game. If you cannot make the designated Bookworms game then a backup game will be provided, but there will be no shoot on goal after the 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 top reader from each grade will receive four FREE plaza level Blues tickets to the scheduled Blues Bookworm Game. The top readers will also be featured on the big screen during the game.

Every classroom that participates will receive bookmarks for each student and a Bookworms poster for the classroom!

*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
The top readers in each grade will get their names listed here!

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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