Thank you for coming on Saturday, Oct 20th!

Barnes & Noble hosted its second Kids’ Book Hangout for children in grades 1 through 6. We celebrated imagination with a day of activities, free swag, and 20% off featured titles in-store. Guided activities sparked social and word play with group mad libs; ice-breaker charades; drawing exercises, and cardboard-mask creation inspired by the book Cardboard Kingdom.

See the event’s books below and check back soon for details on our next event!

Can't wait to see you next time!
Event Giveaways

Themed goodies from all the day’s featured books kept the fun going at home and select stores gave out a premium swag bag and advance book copies.

Featured Titles
Squirm (B&N Exclusive Edition)
This summer, Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor's cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father.
An Interview with Carl Hiaasen

"For Squirm, I had an idea to write about a boy trying to track down his real father, who had some mysterious, faraway job. I set part of the story in Florida and part of it in Montana, which is my second favorite place in the country. Billy, the main character, is my favorite. All the cool stuff – and the scary stuff – happens to him. Kids from Florida don't have much experience dealing with grizzly bears, so there's a steep learning curve for Billy. He's also the one who ends up bringing two very different families together, which also requires a special skill set." – Carl Hiaasen

Cardboard Kingdom
This graphic novel follows a neighborhood of kids who transform ordinary cardboard into fantastical homemade costumes as they explore conflicts with friends, family, and their own identity.
Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond (B&N Exclusive Edition)
When a villainess steals Jack's prized monster-slaying tool, the Louisville Slicer, he vows to get it back. But it won’t be easy. Jack and his friends soon discover that the Louisville Slicer is the key to a dark plan that threatens the entire world—and beyond... Barnes & Noble’s Exclusive edition includes an exclusive comic from writer Max Brallier and illustrator Douglas Holgate.
5 Worlds Book 1: The Sand Warrior
The Five Worlds are on the brink of extinction unless five ancient and mysterious beacons are lit. When war erupts, three unlikely heroes will discover there’s more to themselves—and more to their worlds—than meets the eye....
Monstrous Devices
On a winter's day in a British town, twelve-year old Alex receives a package in the mail: an old tin robot from his grandfather. "This one is special," says the enclosed note, and when strange events start occurring around him, Alex suspects this small toy is more than special… With an ever-present admiration for the hidden mysteries of our world, Monstrous Devices plunges readers into a gripping adventure that's sure to surprise.
Thank You for Coming on July 28th!

We loved seeing all of you at our summer Kids' Book Hangout. Thank you for attending and please feel free to check back often, for information on all of our upcoming book events!

Previously Featured Books