FREE Books for Kids through Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program!

(Last Updated On: June 28, 2018)

Getting a FREE book from Barnes & Noble is easy! Students in first through sixth grades can receive a free book for participating in Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program!

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Participating is simple:

STEP 1: Click here to download the summer reading journal (or click here for the Spanish version). You’ll need to print it and fill it out!

STEP 2: Read eight books. You can read any books you want to! Write the title, author and your favorite part of each book in the journal.

STEP 3: Bring your finished journal to a Barnes & Noble location between May 15th and September 3th, 2018! Click here to find a store near you! 

STEP 4: Pick your free book from the list! Here are the options for 2018:

Grades 1 & 2

  • The Absent Author (A to Z Mysteries Series #1) by Ron Roy
  • Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes by Jane O’Connor
  • Flat Stanley at Bat by Jeff Brown
  • Jorge el Curioso Construye Una Casa en Un Arbol (Curious George Builds a Treehouse) by H. A. Rey
  • Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch by James Dean
  • Sunbeam’s Shine (Unicorn Princess Series #1) by Emily Bliss
  • The Stories Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
  • Weather (National Geographic Kids) by Kristin Baird Rattini
  • Where is the Amazon? by Sarah Fabiny

Grades 3 & 4

  • The 13 Story Treehouse (The Treehouse Books Series #1) by Andy Griffiths
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
  • The Haunted House Next Door (Desmond Cole Ghost Patrol #1) by Andres Miedoso
  • I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (I Survived Series #15) by Lauren Tarshis
  • Judy Moody and the Bucket List (Judy Moody Series #13) by Megan McDonald
  • Judy Moody Esta de Mal Humor (Judy Moody Was in a Mood) (Judy Moody Series #1) by Megan McDonald
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien
  • The Trumpet of the Swan by E. B. White

Grades 5 & 6

  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • Book Scavenger (The Book Scavenger Series #1) by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
  • The Fairy-Tale Detectives 10th Anniversary Edition (The Sisters Grimm Series #1) by Michael Buckley
  • Greenglass House by Kate Milford
  • Jack: The True Story of Jack & the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff
  • One for the Murphy’s by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • A Tale Dark & Grimm (Grimm Series #1) by Adam Gidwitz
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Are you ready? Get started today!

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