I am the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Hero!

More exciting news today.

I am the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Hero.  (Perhaps you already deduced that from the title of this post.)  That means that they are promoting my books a lot — and I am promoting their great summer reading program.

Basically, you can get a free book of mine from B&N this summer.  All you have to do is:

  1. Be in grades 1-6
  2. Download a B&N summer reading journal
  3. Read eight books and record them in your  journal
  4. Tell which part of which book is your favorite
  5. Bring your journal in to any Barnes & Noble

Click here to download the journal, get a list of 100 great suggested books to read — and find a nice little post from me.

And while I’m at it, the FunJungle series was selected for The Week Junior’s Summer of Reading List.  So that’s nice.

Lots of great reading lists out there.  Lots of time to read this summer.  So why not do some reading and get a free book?

UPDATE:  I have received dozens of messages and comments from readers who say that they are older than sixth grade and asking if they still qualify for this book.

The answer is: I don’t know for sure.

If you look at the parameters that Barnes & Noble laid out, it clearly states that this is for kids in grades 1-6.  I am not a Barnes & Noble employee, so I have no idea if there is any wiggle room on this.  In theory, you should ask your local Barnes & Noble that question and hope for the best.

Sorry, but that’s the best answer I have for you.

121 thoughts on “I am the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Hero!

  1. Hi Stu.

    What’s your favorite children book? And what book does your children like? (excluding books made by you.)

  2. Sherlock –

    I love The Westing Game. My kids have enjoyed books like the Whatever After and Upside Down Magic series, A Wish in the Dark, City Spies, and the Percy Jackson series.

  3. Hi Stu
    I really want to participate, but the closest Barnes and Nobel is 1 hour away. Do they take online applications?
    also for everyone out there can I please have the Discord invite? I used to be there, but I left and can’t find the link again.
    Thanks in Advanced Stu!

  4. Stu-
    (I might have asked you this Already but I can’t remember) hav enough read the land of stories series? I read the series a few years ago in fourth grade and in the summer after fourth grade and I really liked them and they are still some of my favorite books.

  5. I just read your excerpt in the Super Puzzletastic Mysteries, and it is incredible! i love how you can put a plot of a story and put it into a couple of pages!

  6. Hello Mr. Gibbs,
    I have a few questions for you about your books and was hoping you could answer them:
    1. What books are you writing and working on right now?
    2. How long does it take you to write and edit a book?
    3. After the story is finished being written and edited, how long does it take for the book to be released?


  7. CoolKid –

    1) I am working on three books that will be released next year: Charlie Thorne and the Lost City, FunJungle 7 and Spy School 9, in addition to doing some work on the Spy School graphic novel for 2022.

    2) It takes about 3-6 months to do the first draft of a book and then I will do several more drafts over the next year and a half.

    3) It takes about six months for the book to be designed, printed and shipped after the final edits are done.

  8. Stu-
    If SSR comes out October 6, 6 months ago would have been April 6. Does that mean that all of the final edits of SSR have been completed already?

  9. Amilyn –

    I have to make final tweaks over the final six months, but the book is mostly done.

  10. Stu-

    I thought you had already revealed the designs to us (pertaining to your #3 answer to CoolKid’s question).


  11. Oreo –

    The front cover is not the only part of the book that has to be designed. Every page must be designed and typeset.

  12. u r my favorite book author. by the way, is their gonna be a book after spy school revolution?

  13. bob –

    Look in the left hand column of every single page of this website for the answer to that question.

  14. Oooh nice! I read the Week Junior as I’m English!
    Well I say I read it but I haven’t touched my copies for a few weeks ?

  15. Sara Kate –

    You have to be in grades 1 – 6. So theoretically, that means going into grade 6.

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