Finding things to do with our kids during the summer can be a pain. Especially trying to find indoor things to do when it's just too dang hot out. Then if you're trying to keep up with stuff like reading, it can be even harder. That's when Barnes & Noble comes to the rescue! On Saturday, July 28th, the bookstore is hosting their first ever Kid's Book Hangout. Starting at 2 p.m. local time, the Kid's Book Hangout features four very different and diverse books aimed towards children ages 6 to 12.
“With the new Barnes & Noble Kids’ Book Hangout, we’ve created a forum for young readers to gather in our stores to discover books, have fun, and experience the joy of reading with other kids in their community,” said Stephanie Fryling, Vice President of Merchandising, Children’s Books in a press release.
The four books featured in the Kid's Book Hangout are diverse and sound like so much fun to read.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson is told in verse (great for kids who like poetry!) about her growing up black during the Civil Rights Movement. This book will surely be a great tool for teaching kids about a turbulent time in America, and how we deal with race now.
More Scrawny Than Brawny by Aaron Reynolds tells the story of Dave Unga-Bunga, a young caveboy who is trying to figure out his place as a thinker in a world full of makers. Fans of the Wimpy Kid series will probably love this.
The Basque Dragon by Adam Gidwitz is great for kids who love mystery stories and mythical creatures. The Unicorn Rescue Society must find a missing dragon. But what will they do with it when they find it?
She Loves You (Yeah Yeah Yeah) by Ann Hood. This story will be great for older girls, especially those who love pop music. A coming of age story about fandom and friendship, all against the backdrop of the 1960s and Beatlemania.
If the prospect of new books isn't enough, there will also be some fun giveaways and activities tying together to the books. If your kiddos are interested in any of the four books after learning more about them, you will be able to purchase the books for 20 percent off that day. An added bonus? Anyone who participates in the event gets $1 off a Frappucino or smoothie in the store's cafe. New books and a discounted drink? Count us in.
The Barnes & Noble Kid's Book Hangout will be a seasonal event that ties into the company's other events geared towards children and literacy. B&N also has a Summer Reading Program where kids can earn a free book by reading eight books and keeping a journal.
If you're interested in attending the Kid's Book Hangout, your kids can sign up here.