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.

By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


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

  2. kassandra

    i would like some nice chapter books for free

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