Help Your Kids Claim a Free Book

Being a good BirminghamMom, you’ve no doubt enrolled your kids in the library’s summer reading program. Don’t miss an additional opportunity to add an incentive to your child’s summer reading.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers continues its own tradition of a summer reading program this year with an offer of a free book (from a list of titles) for kids through 6th grade who read eight books. That’s an offer you can’t refuse.

The theme is the Adventure of Reading, with particular emphasis on the book The 39 Clues. Your child can complete a passport describing the books he has read and where he got to “visit” via each book.  You sign the passport to confirm the reading and then bring it to the store by Sept. 7th to receive a free book.

Your upper elementary student likely has a summer reading assignment already – time to get going on that, by the way – and this reading program is a great way to use that assignment toward a new book . It’s such fun to bring the kids in to show off their reading and claim their book prize.

Happily for this steaming summer, B&N stores are some of the coolest, calmest spots in town, and the Starbucks cafes inside mean mama can get herself a cold frappuccino. Yes, that completely offsets the free book value, but mom needs an incentive as well.