One Free Chapter Book For Kids at Borders (ages 6-12)

Free Books for Kids from Borders

I was a Borders today just perusing, and came across their Summer Reading Program.  It’s great and this is how it works:

  • Get a form from Borders.  I can’t find it online; I think you have to go into the store.
  • It’s called  Borders.  10 Summer Reading.  Double Dog Dare.
  • Have your child read 10 books and sign the form for them.
  • They are now able to select 1 book out of a selection of 10 books as their reward.
  • You don’t have to buy anything.
  • The 10 books your child reads can be from school or from the library.
  • You child must be 12 years old or younger.
  • The free book selection is GREAT!!!!  (While supplies last!)

You can select from these 10 books:
For Incoming 2nd, or 3rd grade:  

These books are both the first books of a large series of shorter chapter books appropriate for ages 6-9.  Miss Daisy is Crazy by Dan Gutman.  Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown.

For Incoming 3rd, 4th  or 5th grade:

I LOVE Beverly Cleary.  Ramona the Brave is the first book of the series when Ramona is a Kindergartener.  Dear Mr. Henshaw is about boy whose parents are divorced.   Both books are for ages 9-12.  You can read Ramona the Brave to an younger audience, say age 7, if you treat this as a read aloud.  It’s age appropriate content wise for going into 1st or 2nd grade if your child is a little advanced.

For Incoming 4th, 5th or 6th grade, historical fiction set in New England:  

Both of these books are Newbery Award Winners!  The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare and Johnny Tremain by Ester Forbes.

For Incoming 4th, 5th or 6th grade:  

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen is wonderful and I posted a book review on that earlier.  The River by Gary Paulsen I have not read but I posted on Brian’s Hunt and this is the sequel to The Hatchet.  I have not read The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan, but it is a Fantasy series that is highly rated!  Kristy’s Great Idea is part of The Baby-Sitter’s Club series by Ann M. Martin.

I am the first to say that you should get your child to read 10 books from the library

and then go to Borders and select one for free.

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom

3 Comments

  1. This is wonderful, thank you so much for this information and my 12 y/o son thanks you too. Visiting from Blogfrog.

  2. i would like some nice chapter books for free

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