Barnes & Noble offers a free online story time for kids. Go HERE to listen to (and watch) popular and classic children's books. Once you click on your selection, the stories just play there's nothing to download. Note: Once the reading starts, you can click on the "scale video" tab so that the book fills the entire screen.
Barnes & Noble also offers a free softcover book to children who have been reading this summer. Children can choose from a selection of books in their local store. Go HERE for details of the program and to download a summer reading log for your child you'll need to fill out and bring in to receive the free book.