2019 is the 23rd annual Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program.
The program operates this way –
Your child must read eight books. Write down their titles on a special form, bring it to a B&N bookstore, and choose one free book from selected titles.
You and the kids have until the beginning of September to bring in your list of books read and pick out your prize.
Click here to download the Barnes & Noble summer reading program form, or pick one up at your local B&N store.
Sign up at the program’s website here.
Books are sorted by recommended ages, and there’s another section for award winners, such as the perennial favorite children’s book, Charlotte’s Web, and a couple of favorites of my own young grandchildren, including Pinkalicious and Captain Underpants.
Although teens and YA are not included in the Summer Reading Program promotion, the Summer Reading Program website has a list of 100 popular books, and another listing of books to read under the covers.
Your child must read 8 books, complete and return a Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Journal between August 1 and August 31.
The free book selection includes beloved characters such as Fancy Nancy, Judy Moody and Pete the Cat.
Parents can visit any Barnes & Noble store and ask a bookseller for the Summer Reading Journal, or download it online at BN.com.
Find out what’s happening at your local store by using the Barnes & Noble Store Locator, or ask your favorite bookseller on site.
Barnes & Noble is one of the bookstores carrying my new guidebook, 100 Things to Do in NYC Before You Die.
This article has been published annually since 2013, updated annually before re-publishing.