Friday, May 7, 2010

Free Books for Summer Reading!

I surprised myself and had a second to write this up before we leave town! I wanted to be sure you knew about the free books from Barnes and Noble and Borders :)

We are using a fabulous idea by Amy, from Teach Mama to make sure we keep reading tons through the beautiful summer months. We are making two paper chains for Ryan's room, a long one, and a short one.

He removes a link from the longer chain every time someone reads him a book. When he finishes his long chain he gets to choose any new book from the book store. He also has a smaller chain that he removes a link from every time he reads us a book. When that chain is gone he gets to choose a new book AND we'll go to frozen yogurt!

We'll be sure to take advantage of these great summer reading programs! Don't forget to check if your local library has a program too!

Barnes and Noble is giving away a free book to reward summer reading for students in grades 1-6:
  1. Kids read any eight (8) books of their choosing.
  2. Kids use the Passport to Summer Reading to document the places visited in each book. A parent/guardian signs the Passport when it's complete.
  3. Kids bring their completed Passport to any B&N store between May 25 and September 7, 2010.
  4. Kids receive a coupon for a FREE BOOK (to be chosen from a list)
For more details, to download the passport, or to see the list of free books:

Borders is offering a smaller giveaway list, BUT their summer reading program is open to any child under 12!
For their program you list 10 books you read on their form, and return it to any Borders, Borders Express, or
Waldenbooks store to receive your free book!



  1. WOW! Definitely doing this!! Thanks for linking back to me at teach mama, and thanks for sharing this idea about the passport!!

  2. I saw Amy's post about the paper chain and almost forgot about it. I'm going to set it up soon with my kids. There are only three days left of school. We'll do our local library's reading program and enter to win prizes. Thanks for sharing about B&N and Borders.