Let Kellogg’s Help Build Your Kid’s Library Plus ISPY Game

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Growing up, I loved to read. I read before bed, in the car, I loved going to the library and checking out all of the Beverly Cleary books and most of all I loved getting lost in every single book that I picked up. As a parent and caregiver, my goal is to pass my love of reading onto my kids and the kids that I care for each day. A few ways that I do this is by signing them up for summer reading programs, giving them some extra money for school book fairs. letting them participate in book swaps and creating and playing fun games that correlate with some of their favorite Scholastic books. Did you know that you can let Kellogg’s help build your kid’s library so that you can help encourage your kids or students to read? This is another way that we encourage reading in our home and in my home daycare and it is so easy and fun!

Help Kellogg's Build Your Library

Kellogg’s makes it so easy to build your kid’s library, your child’s classroom library or to stock up and donate to kids in need. I have always been in love with how Kellogg’s encourages reading by providing such a great program. To get started, all you have to do is purchase specially marked packages of Kellogg’s products. We love to go to Walmart and purchase some of our favorites such as Rice Krispies®, Pop-Tarts® and something for mama, Special K® Protein shakes and bars. When we purchase these products, plus more, my girls know that they will get to choose some books for our home library.

Kelloggs found at walmart

 After you purchase specially marked Kellogg’s products, in order to receive Scholastic books you will need to follow these easy steps:

  • Create a Kellogg’s Family Rewards account.
  • There are 3 ways you can upload your receipt, via text, via scanning into your computer or Kellogg’s Family Reward app- – only when you purchase ONLINE between 7/21 – 9/11.
  • 1 Kellogg’s product = 1 free, full – length Scholastic book and each person can redeem up to 30 books!
  • Once your code has been approved you follow the simple steps of choosing from a wide variety of Scholastic books. There are 80 titles of books available for beginning readers to teens and Spanish books are also available. You can redeem codes for hard copy books or E-books, but E-books cannot be donated. Ordering is so simple.
  • Make sure that you redeem your code for a free Scholastic book within 14 days of purchase – no matter when you bought the product, you have 14 days to redeem.
  • Consumers can also buy directly on Walmart.com and receive a free book from purchases made on line between 7/21/15 and 9/11/15. Ecommerce redemptions are made via receipt scanning. Full details on site above.
  • If you want to donate a book, Kellogg’s has made it super easy! Your donated book will ship directly to the school you chose in an envelope that says it was generously donated by your family.

I love how Kellogg’s is spreading the love of reading to kids of all ages. When a new book comes into our home my girls immediately give all of their attention to that book. There is something about crisp and clean pages that still have that new book smell; you know that smell. One of my kid’s favorite books that they have recently received was ISPY. This book is a great learning book and since it is one of their favorites, I created a fun ISPY game that correlates with the book. They love to play it in the afternoon, which happens to be snack time.

ISPY Scholastic Books

To begin, you will need to gather some supplies: a tray, sand or rice and a variety of small objects.

ISPY Supplies

Once you have gathered your supplies, spread the objects around in the tray and then cover them with the sand or the rice. Don’t bury them but make sure to cover them so that most of the objects are hidden.

ISPY Book and Game

After the ISPY game is ready, the fun begins. Start asking the kids fun ISPY questions that will make them think. I base the questions on the child’s age. Some examples that I used for this game are: ISPY the color pink, ISPY something that rhymes with ‘foot’, ISPY something that starts with the letter ‘P’. The questions are endless and the kids love it.

ISPY Game Final

Thanks to Kellogg’s my home library is starting to build with some fun, bright and awesome books! I believe that you can never have too many books but if you ever feel like you do, then you can always donate them or take them to book swaps. Reading, for the young and old, is so important to keep your mind active and growing and thanks to Kellogg’s they are helping us do this.

Earn Free Books

Be sure to check out more books available via this Kellogg’s offer. Let me know your favorite book that is offered and use the #Back2SchoolReady ! In addition, please share this post so that parent’s know how they can build their kid’s library or donate to kids in need of books or to schools and libraries.


  1. What a fun I Spy Game! I would totally play with that myself!

  2. What a terrific campaign! I love to see companies with campaigns that promote books and reading.

  3. We love I Spy books and they are a great way to keep kids busy without electronics. Looks like yours was a big hit, too!

  4. I just bought a couple of these cereals tonight! Such a neat program they have!! (My kids love the books!)

  5. My girls are still so into I Spy books. They are great to have, even so many years later. I love that they have partnered, great idea!

  6. Wow what a great idea I know my 3 year old twin nieces would really love to play this I Spy game. They just love looking for hidden stuff

  7. This is fantastic! I can’t wait to start redeeming codes for my kids. Thanks!

  8. A well-stocked home library is so important for a child’s literary development. This is a great program by Kellogs!

  9. I love that Kellogg’s is encouraging literacy. I have redeemed codes in the past to get free books for my kids and they love it.

  10. Sounds like a wonderful program. Free books for kelloggs is really amazing idea as it will encourage kids to read something new. My kids loves reading and they love Kelloggs as breakfast as well. Thanks for the information.

  11. I love that Kellogg’s is helping to build kids’ libraries. I support any company that promotes literacy.

  12. My kids love the I Spy Books!! I like that Kelloggs is encouraging kids to have fun and read!

  13. I love the Ispy books they are very fun to do with Bella. She loves to read and we always buy books from the scholastic book fairs. We love the pizza hut reading program. I had just read another blogger writing about kelloggs library and we have a Kelloggs right here in Michigan.

  14. I love this. My kids love to read and so I think this is a great combo since Kelloggs has so many amazing treats and cereals. Thanks for letting me know. I will let my kids pick some out next time we are at the store.

  15. This is very nice and I commend Kelloggs on doing this! Like you, I LOVED books when I was younger. I loved getting into a book and my imagination taking over. I wish I had the time to really sit down and read like I used to, but either way, it’s something I can’t wait to get my future children into.

  16. My youngest LOVES I-Spy games. This looks like fun. We love to get scholastic books. I remember as a kid when my mom would make a book order. I couldn’t wait for it to arrive at school.

  17. That ispy game is BRILLIANT! I’ve never thought of something like that and I’m pretty sure most of my kiddos would LOVE this idea and want to do this more than once. How fun

  18. We love when a new book comes in the house too. The I SPY books are a fave. The kids at school always go crazy over those too.

  19. Awesome! Free books. I’m definitely checking out this program.

  20. Jennifer Williams says

    My son loves their Rice Kripsies Treats. I had completely forgotten they and the protein shakes, I will have to stock up on the for a quick meal replacement when life is a bit crazy. I love that they are doing books, reading is so important when kids are young (and older), you can never have too many books.

  21. What a great idea giving away books instead of toys! Fun but yet educational. This is a great campaign on Kellogg’s part.

  22. I like this I Spy game! It seems like it would be a lot of fun for the kids.

  23. I keep these codes and log them in my Kelloggs account also for free goodies. Kids can never have enough books!

  24. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    We are obsessed with iSpy in our house. We have all the books!

  25. This is a great program. Getting a book for every box of Kellogs sounds really fun.

  26. I love when they give books instead of junky toys!

  27. Now this looks like a win-win! What a great partnership between companies and kiddos!

  28. Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty says

    My son enjoys those sand/bean boxes and digging for the hidden treasures!! Enjoyed reading your posts!!

    Ursula aka Blueridge Beauty

  29. I think this is a great program. Please be sure to share on my Literacy Musing Mondays linkup. I know my readers will love it. 😉 Her e is this week’s link: http://www.maryanderingcreatively.com/literacy-musing-mondays-week-25/

  30. I love adding to my daughter’s book collection especially free books! I Spy is such a fun game to play and I love your version!

  31. I’m a complete sucker for books; for me and my boys! my boys will love this activity!

  32. That a really cool idea for a game. My kids would love it!

  33. What a cute activity! I love getting new books for my kids, and free ones are even better! #client

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