Summers are great for kids, but sometimes not so much for parents. When the kids come home for the summer, it can mean households suddenly have a great deal of extra expenses. Luckily, many local businesses and organizations have special summer promotions which can lighten the burden summer places on parents’ checkbooks. One nationwide retailer has now joined in with the summer generosity by offering kids a free book this summer. Best of all? Kids earn the free book by reading other books. What’s not to love?
Nationwide bookstore chain Barnes & Noble has launched its 22nd Summer Reading Program. Millions of students nationwide have gotten free books through the program which continues to grow. Students from grades one to six can earn free books by reading any eight books this summer and recording them in the Summer Reading Journal provided by Barnes & Noble. Upon completion of the reading journal, students can visit any Barnes & Noble location and redeem the journal for a free book chosen from a list of some of the hottest titles in kids’ literature and non-fiction.
Some of the titles for first and second graders include Fancy Nancy and the Delectable Cupcakes, Pete the Cat: Pete’s Big Lunch, and a National Geographic Kids title, Weather. For students in third and fourth grades, titles include the classics Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh, and The Trumpet of the Swan, as well as new favorites like Judy Moody and the Bucket List. For fifth and sixth graders, titles include The Fairy-Tale Detectives, Artemis Fowl, and Where the Mountain Meets the Moon. A full list of titles can be found here.
Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program runs from May 15 to Sept. 3. There are thirteen Barnes & Noble locations in the Houston area, making it easy to get your kids excited about reading this summer.