Crack the Case with Stuart Gibbs: Your Perfect Summer Reading List is Here! 

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If you’re looking for a fun, laugh-out-loud, mystery adventure story, look no further than Stuart Gibbs. It’s no surprise to us why kids flock to all his bestselling series—he’s got something for every reader. For future wildlife conservationists, there’s the whodunit thrill ride of the FunJungle Series. Looking for suspenseful space adventures? Check out the Moon Base Alpha Series. If you’re a natural code-breaker genius with the skills to outsmart Einstein, you should probably pick up the Charlie Thorne Series. And we can’t forget the Spy School Series—it’s the perfect mix of spycraft and middle school hijinks. Don’t worry if you want to read them all—that’s what summer is for! And speaking of: read on here as Stuart Gibbs offers his tips on having the best summer yet (spoiler: you can never read too much).


When I was a kid, I always looked forward to summer.

It wasn’t only because there was no school, or because that’s when we got to take vacations. It was because I got so much time to read.

Summer is the perfect time to read. There are fewer demands on you, later bedtimes, and your teachers aren’t demanding that you focus on the books you have to read for school instead. You can grab any book you want and plow right through it.

And here’s one more great thing about reading: Your parents might get upset with you if you spend too much time playing video games or texting your friends or watching TV. But no parent in history has ever gotten upset at their child for reading too much. In fact, if you are reading a lot, your parents will even boast to their friends about it.

Summer is a great time to push the boundaries of what you are reading, to try new authors, or new genres—or maybe try something more advanced. Honestly, there are thousands of great books out there, more than you could ever read in your entire life. But if you need a list of fantastic books to get you started, Barnes & Noble has this one:  100 Books of Summer for Young Readers.

So, get started reading. And have a great summer.

Now that summer is officially here, and you’ve got your perfect summer reading list to get you started, why not earn a free book, too? The Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program is back to give kids in grades 1-6 the opportunity to earn a free book by following these three easy steps:

  1. Read any eight books this summer and record them in your Summer Reading Journal (download here in either English or Español). Tell us which part of the book is your favorite, and why.
  2. Bring your completed journal to a Barnes & Noble store between July 1st and August 31st, 2020
  3. Choose your free reading adventure from the book list featured in the journal.

Happy Reading!

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