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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Updated for the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program for 2020!

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

Looking for more summer reading programs that will score your kids some freebies? Check out my list of the best summer reading program freebies that includes rewards from Half Price Books, and more.

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

Visit the Barnes and Noble summer reading program and 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 July 1, 2020, and August 31, 2020. 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 2020:

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

  • Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls' Rights
  • Sunbeam's Shine (Unicorn Princesses #1)
  • The Gumazing Gum Girl!: Chews Your Destiny (Gum Girl Series #1)
  • Ivy + Bean (Ivy + Bean Series #1)
  • Hello Crabby! (Crabby Book Series #1)
  • Lunch Walks Amount Us (Franny K. Stein, Mad Scientist Series #1)
  • Mercy Watson to the Rescue (Mercy Watson Series #1)
  • Bad Kitty Gets a Bath
  • Lily to the Rescue (Lily to the Rescue! Series #1)
  • Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid (Stink Series #1)
  • Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen (Jasmine Toguchi Series #1)
  • The Haunted House Next Door (Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol Series #1)
  • The Candy Caper (Trouble at Table 5 Series #1)
  • Jorge el curioso: De basura a tesoro (Bilingual)
  • Too Cool for School (Pete the Cat Series)
  • Fox the Tiger

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

  • My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet (My FANGtastically Evil Vampire Pet Series #1)
  • Kristy's Great Idea (The Baby-Sitters Club Series #1)
  • Slappy Birthday to You (Goosebumps SlappyWorld Series #1)
  • I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (I Survived Series #8)
  • The Kid Who Only Hits Homers
  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School (Wayside School Series #1)
  • Ramona Quimby, Age 8
  • A Bear Called Paddington
  • The Lemonade War (The Lemonade War Series #1)
  • How to Steal a Dog
  • Cillia Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire
  • The Secret Garden: 100th Anniversary Special Edition
  • 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:

  • Spy School (Spy School Series #1)
  • Belly Up (FunJungle Series #1)
  • Space Case (Moon Base Alpha Series #1)
  • The Tail of Emily Windsnap (Emily Windsnap Series #1)
  • A Wrinkle in Time (Barnes and Noble Exclusive Edition)
  • The Genius Experiment (Max Einstein Series #1)
  • The Magic Misfits (The Magic Misfits Series #1)
  • Ungifted
  • One Crazy Summer
  • Merci Suarez Changes Gears
  • Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus (Life of a Cactus Series #1)
  • The Crossover
  • President of the Whole Fifth Grade
  • Demon Dentist
  • Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist

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.