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#808Reads Reading Challenges

Happy New Year Everyone!


From January 1st to January 31st, Mililani Waena Elementary School will participate in Beanstack’s Fourth Annual Winter Reading Challenge, “Books Like Us,” sponsored by Simon and Schuster (S&S). We challenge our students to read at least 15-20 minutes everyday during the month of January and keep track of their reading on our Beanstack site (Login information below). Thousands of libraries and schools across the nation will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes and books.

NOTE: This challenge continues all the way through the 3rd quarter for us at Mililani Waena, from January 1st to March 19th. Simon and Schuster will only count the minutes read for the month of January for their challenge. So please continue to log in your minutes until the end of Spring Break for us.

Simon and Schuster prizes will include book collections and virtual author visits. Ten (10) winning schools or libraries will each get a collection of fifty (50) books from the “Books Like Us” collection. Remember, we are TRRFCC together! Happy reading, Mililani Waena!


Beanstack Login Information

Choose something to read and track your reading in Beanstack. You will automatically start earning rewards, and you can share your reading adventures and progress on social media. Be sure to tag your posts with #808Reads for a chance to be featured on our sites.

Download the Beanstack Tracker App

Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and search for ‘Beanstack’. 

  • Click ‘Get Started’ & ‘Yup!’
  • Search for your school and select it.
  • Sign in using your 10-digit student ID number (same as your Clever username), and your birthday (mmddyy).
  • Scan your book’s barcode to see the cover pop up.
  • Log Your Reading!

No Phone? No Problem!

Go to and login

Username: Your 10-digit student ID number (Teachers/Staff use 8-digit ID number)

Password: Your birthdate (mmddyy) (Teachers/Staff use 234 in front of 8-digit ID number)

2  Log Reading. Select the ‘Log Reading’ button on the page and enter how many minutes you read, along with the title.

3  Earn Virtual Badges and Recognition. As you log reading, you will earn virtual badges and special recognition at school.


Social Media and Hashtags
Hashtags and Sharing
Checkout these hashtags: #WinterRead2021 and #BooksLikeUs

Zoobean and Simon and Schuster (S&S) will be following these hashtags! You are more likely to get retweets, reposts, and comments from everyone by tagging us in your posts.

Zoobean Facebook:
Zoobean Twitter: @zoobeanreads
Zoobean Instagram: @zoobean

S&S Facebook:
S&S Twitter: @simonschuster
S&S Instagram: @simonandschuster

Authors from the Books Like Us program and other Simon & Schuster acclaimed authors will be following along too!

Hena Khan: 

FB, Instagram, Twitter @henakhanbooks 


Stuart Gibbs: 

Twitter @authorstugibbs, Instagram @stuartgibbs1 


Debbie Ridpath Ohi: 

Twitter @inkyelbows, Instagram @inkygirl 


Cozbi Cabrera: 

Twitter @cozbihandmade, Instagram @cozbi


Sharon M. Draper: 

FB, Instagram, Twitter @sharonmdraper 


Christina Hammonds Reed: 

Instagram @christinahammondsreed 


Rebecca Roanhorse: 

Twitter @roanhorsebex, Instagram @rebeccaroanhorse 


Stephen Graham Jones: 

Twitter @SGJ72