Every summer I do everything I can to encourage my kids to read, and one of the ways is by participating in summer reading programs that offers rewards. The Barnes and Noble Summer Reading program is one of our favorites, as it is very straightforward and the reward is a book at the end of the program.
How to participate in the summer reading program:
- Print out the summer reading journal.
- Read 8 books and add them to your summer reading journal.
- Bring the summer reading journal to your local Barnes & Noble store between May 22 and September 4th, 2012.
- Your child can then choose between select books from his or her age group.
You can download the Barnes and Noble summer reading form here.
The Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Free Books include:
GRADES 1 & 2:
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked by J. E. Bright
Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
Fancy Nancy: Fancy Day in Room 1A by Jane O’Connor
Jorge el curioso: El jonrón by H. A. Rey
Lego Hero Factory: Meet the Heroes by DK Publishing
Martha habla: Martha hornea un pastel by Susan Meddaugh
National Geographic Readers Series: by Melissa Stewart
GRADES 3 & 4:
American Girl Series: McKenna by Mary Casanova
George Brown, Class Clown #7 Attack of the Tighty Whities by Nancy Krulik
Half Magic by Edward Eager
Justin Case: School, Drool, and Other Daily Disasters by Rachel Vail
Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst
The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
GRADES 5 & 6:
Junonia by Kevin Henkes
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Underworld Series #1: The Battle Begins by Tony Abbott
The Barnes and Noble Summer Reading program form has to be returned to a local Barnes and Noble store before September 4th. I encourage you to hand in your child’s summer reading form the earlier the better, as your local store may run out of the most popular books. You can read more about the Barnes and Noble Summer Reading Program here.