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

(Last Updated On: June 15, 2019)

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!

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 August 1st and August 31st, 2019! 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

  • Malala: My Story of Standing Up for Girls’ Rights by Malala Yousafzai
  • The Mount Rushmore Calamity (Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventure Series #1) by Sara Pennypacker
  • Amelia Bedelia Means Business (Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Series #1) by Herman Parish
  • Pete the Cat and the Cool Caterpillar by James Dean
  • Disney Junior Fancy Nancy: Chez Nancy by Nancy Parent
  • The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
  • Jorge el curioso: Da basura a tesoro (bilingual) by Sudipta Bardham-Quallen
  • Sunbeam’s Shine (Unicorn Princesses #1) by Emily Bliss

Grades 3 & 4

  • Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
  • CatStronauts: Mission Moon by Drew Brockington
  • Mistakes Were Made (Timmy Failure Series #1) by Stephan Pastis
  • My FANGtasitcally Evil Vampire Pet by Mo O’Hara
  • The Super Life of Ben Braver by Marcus Emerson
  • Drew Pendous and the Camp Color War (Drew Pendous #1) by David Lewman
  • Drew Pendous Travels to ANcient Egypt (Drew Pendous #2) by David Lewman
  • Classic Starts: The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Judy Moody (Judy Moody #1) by Megan McDonald
  • Judy Moody esta del mal humor, de muy mal humor (Judy Moody) by Megan McDonald

Grades 5 & 6

  • The Last (Ending Series #1) by Katherine Applegate
  • Friendship List #1: 11 before 12 by Lisa Greenwald
  • James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  • Treasure Hunters (Treasure Hunters Series #1) by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • Ellie’s Story: A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tale by W. Bruce Cameron
  • The Race to Space: Countodwn to Liftoff (Epic Fails #2) by Erik Slader and Ben Thompson
  • Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Series #1) by Roshani Chokshi
  • Disney After Dark (Kingdom Keepers Series #1) by Ridley Pearson
  • The Unicorn Quest by Kamilla Benko

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