1. Barnes & Noble Summer Reading
Barnes and Noble is a great resource for summer reading programs year after year. This year, the bookstore is offering a free book to students who chose to do their Reading Journal Challenge. To participate, students will download and print the Barnes and Noble reading journal and use it to record a minimum of eight books Upon completion, the student can then bring the journal into a local B&N stores and chose any book from the Reading Journal list for free. Barnes and Noble additionally offers suggested reading lists for students across all grade levels. Check out both the Reading Journal challenge and the list of suggested books here.
2. Scholastic Reading Challenge
Scholastic is looking to set a new reading world record for this summer through its free online summer reading program. The program includes resources for kids, educators, and parents alike. For kids, the program works by having them log the minutes they spend reading and provides incentive by having certain logged hours unlock stories and rewards. For parents and teachers, Scholastic offers free book lists to let students use to select books throughout the summer months.
3. Sylvan Reading Book Adventure
By registering your children for this free summer reading program, students in grades K-8 will be able to search for books, read them, and then answer quizzes about the book to earn prizes. The program runs all year round, but most educators report finding it most useful for kids during the long summer months.