Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program for Kids (Summer 2020)

Kids Can Earn Free Books From Barnes and Noble This Summer

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Check back for more details on the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program for 2020 as they become available.

The Barnes and Noble summer reading program for kids gives kids a free book when they read 8 books over the summer.

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How to Get Free Books From the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

Visit the Barnes and Noble summer reading program to select the age range that your child fits into. You can choose between Ages 0-7, Ages 8-12, Teens and Young Adults, and Adults.

After you've chosen an age range, you'll find a link to where you can download and print a reading journal. The journals are available in English and Spanish.

Fill out the student information on the bottom of the first page of the journal. A parent must sign on this page in order for the child to get a free book.

In the reading log, your child will need to record the title and author, along with their favorite part of eight books to get their free book.

Bring the completed and signed reading journal into your local Barnes and Noble bookstore between August 1, 2019, and August 31, 2019. Present it to an employee and they will let your child choose a book from the free book list.

The Free Books Available From the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

There's a wide variety of free books available for kids from the Barnes and Noble summer reading program. Here's what's available in 2019:

Children in grades 1 and 2 are eligible to receive one of the following books:

  • Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights
  • The Mount Rushmore Calamity (Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventure Series #1)
  • Amelia Bedelia Means Business (Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Series #1)
  • Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar
  • Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Chez Nancy
  • The Princess in Black
  • Jorge el curioso: De basura a tesoro (Bilingual)
  • Purmaids #1: The Scaredy Cat
  • Sunbeam's Shine (Unicorn Princess #1)

Kids that are in grades 3 and 4 can pick out one of these books:

  • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
  • CatStronauts: Mission Moon
  • Mistakes Were Made (Timmy Failure Series #1)
  • My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet
  • The Super Life of Ben Braver
  • Drew Pendous and the Camp Color War (Drew Pendous #1)
  • Drew Pendous Travels to Ancient Egypt (Drew Pendous #2)
  • Classic Starts: The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Judy Moody (Judy Moody Series #1)
  • Judy Moody esta de muy mal humor (Judy Moody)

Those children that are in grades 5 and 6 can choose from this list of books:

  • The Last (Endling Series #1)
  • Friendship List #1: 11 Before 12
  • James and the Giant Peach
  • Treasure Hunters (Treasure Hunters Series #1)
  • Because of Winn-Dixie
  • Ellie's Story: A Dog's Purpose Puppy Tale
  • The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff (Epic Fails #2)
  • Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Series #1)
  • Disney after Dark (Kingdom Keepers Series #1
  • The Unicorn Quest

Other Features of the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program

The Barnes and Noble summer reading program website also has educator activity kits. These kits include fun activities about reading that can be completed with a child.

Limits to Be Aware Of

The Barnes and Noble summer reading program is only available to school-aged children in grades 1-6.

Only one book is available for each child who completes a reading journal and choice must be made from the selected books available at the store.