Summer Reading

Summer is a season to kick back, relax, soak in the sun... and perhaps enjoy plenty of extra reading time while you're at it! For this reason, BookIt Nook is offering two summer programs for school-age readers in Kitsap County. We hope you participate in one (or both!) of these super fun opportunities!


Summer Reading Bingo

Between July 1 – August 29, 2021, play the BookIt Nook Summer Reading Bingo and complete 5 squares in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal) to be entered to win a $20 gift certificate from BookIt Nook. If you complete all 25 squares, you will be entered into a grand prize drawing!

Your completed Summer Reading Bingo form (PDF) must be received no later than 5:00pm on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Many will enter, one will win.


Bookmark Design Contest

Have you ever wished to share your love for reading in a creative way with the community? Now is your chance! Bookit Nook is about to print two children's bookmarks, which will both be handed out for free to visitors of our store. The best part is: we would like local young readers to design the bookmarks for us!

The bookmark design theme is: Memories of Reading

The Rules:

  • The contest is open to anyone entering grades K-12 in Fall 2021.
  • Entries must be completed using the official entry form (PDF).
  • One entry per person.Artwork must relate to the theme, though interpretation of the theme is up to the artist – be creative!
  • You may use pencils, colored pencils, crayons, paint, or markers.
  • All art must be original. (No DC/Marvel, Disney, Harry Potter, Pokemon, etc.)
  • Designs must be turned in to BookIt Nook no later than 5:00pm on Sunday, August 29, 2021.

Two winning designs will be selected - and the artists will be notified - by September 6, 2021. One winner will be selected from the K-5th primary grade levels, and a second winner will be selected from the 6-12th secondary grade levels.


Summer Reading Suggestions

Here's a selection of some of our bookseller's favorite summer reads. Perhaps you'll find your next great read from this list!

The Circles All Around Us Cover Image
By Brad Montague, Brad Montague (Illustrator), Kristi Montague (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593323182
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - May 18th, 2021

Get Dressed, Sasquatch! Cover Image
By Kyle Sullivan, Derek Sullivan (Illustrator)
$13.95
ISBN: 9780996578738
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Hazy Dell Press - September 11th, 2018

The Secret Garden: A Graphic Novel Cover Image
By Mariah Marsden (Adapted by), Hanna Luechtefeld (Illustrator)
$11.99
ISBN: 9781524858155
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - June 15th, 2021

Clan Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780735269330
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Tundra Books - May 4th, 2021

In Deeper Waters Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534480506
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Margaret K. McElderry Books - April 20th, 2021

Date Me, Bryson Keller Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593126066
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Ember - May 18th, 2021

People We Meet on Vacation Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984806758
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Berkley - May 11th, 2021

Squeeze Me Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780525435280
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 11th, 2021

The Guncle Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525542285
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - May 25th, 2021