BUNK READS is a book discovery program. 

The program supports campers’ year-round independent reading by introducing them to new children’s books and authors in a literacy-rich camp environment. 2016 is the program’s pilot year.


A collection of 50 acclaimed picture books, novels and non-fiction children’s books will arrive at select Maine camps in the summer of 2016.  Take a sneak peek at the 2016 collection.


Campers are invited to review the books they discover and read at camp. When those reviews happen online using the hashtag #BunkReads, campers will be entered to win a box of books!

Five random camp book reviewers will win a box of children’s books shipped to them in December.  MORE INFO.



BUNK READS is administered by Curious City and sponsored by the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.  A special thanks to Mark Lipof of Camp Micah who helped envision this project and brought together the stellar group of pilot camps.

Curious City a company that seeks to create a stronger bond between readers and the books created for them.  Run by Kirsten Cappy for the past 13 years, the company is known nationally by librarians, educators, and booksellers for creating projects that engage children in creative ways in the written word.

The Erin Murphy Literary Agency is a leading U.S. children’s book agency headquartered in southern Maine. We focus on connections—between writer and editor, story and reader—as well as on helping our clients build their careers and grow as artists.



Read. Review. Win.



Did you read something great at a participating BUNK READS camp?


What would you want other readers to know about the book? Write a review and you could win a box of books from BUNK READS!


How do you get entered to WIN BOOKS?

1) Write a review of the book in one of these online locations:
— Twitter
— Facebook
— Instagram
— Blog
— Comment field on the BUNK READS listing for the book.
(Search for the title in the top right corner.)

2) Make sure your review includes the hashtag #BunkReads so we can find your review.

3) Be aware of the age restrictions on the social media you choose to use. Readers under the age of 13 must ask a parent, guardian or camp counselor’s permission before posting.

4) Always protect your privacy.  Always.

5) Post your review before Halloween 2016.

What will random book reviewers win?

BUNK READS book readers and reviewers who follow the 5  steps above will be entered to win a box of 10 books shipped to their home in December.

! Five winners will be selected !

How will I know if I won?

BUNK READS will contact you through your selected social media or camp in November.  You will have 10 days to have a parent or guardian call us with a mailing address.  If we don’t hear back from you (sob!), we will pick another winner.




Thank You

BUNK READS would like to thank the following publishers and imprints for their stellar contribution of books to this pilot program.

Algonquin Young Readers
Arthur A. Levine Books
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Beach Lane Books
Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Charlesbridge Publishing
Chronicle Books
Clarion Books
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Harry N. Abrams
Henry Holt and Co.
HMH Books for Young Readers
Knopf Books for Young Readers
Margaret K. McElderry Books
Peachtree Publishers
Philomel Books
Puffin Books
Roaring Brook Press
Scholastic, Inc.
Schwartz & Wade
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Simon Pulse/Beyond Words
Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Square Fish
Viking Books for Young Readers