Fifteen year-old Inuit hunter Nick encounters a fearsome half polar/half grizzly bear while out on an Arctic caribou hunt. Dubbed the grolar bear, this new species has the scientific world excited, but Nick knows that this beast could be a major threat to him and his village.


Soon Nick’s half-brother Ryan, whom he’s never met, invites him along on a National Geographic photo shoot to capture a huge herd of migrating caribou. Nick’s reluctant at first, but soon agrees to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime experience.


But danger lies ahead, and Nick and Ryan are soon battling the elements of the Arctic, fighting for their survival, all while the grolar bear looks for his next prey.



Whatever you’re studying for, this helpful app lets you create your own flashcards with text and images, and store them right on your NOOK, and even share them with friends. Plus, you can download already-existing flashcards from sites like and in a wide range of subjects.


No pop quiz is safe once this app turns your NOOK into a lethal test-prep machine!



Each week, we ask our featured author to recommend a book or author that you may want to check out. Since authors are such passionate readers themselves, we thought you might like to find out what they love to read, too! Here’s what Will recommends:


by TarHeelGirl00 on ‎08-23-2013 07:47 AM

As always, thanks for this week's selection!  Hope everyone enjoys a weekend full of wonderful reading!

by Eros-Ashima on ‎08-23-2013 07:49 AM

Free Fridays! Woohoo!  Greetings and thanks to all!

by Kelsaborg on ‎08-23-2013 07:57 AM

Good Morning!!! Glad to be up and at 'em and ready for Free Fridays!  :smileyhappy:

by TracyeD on ‎08-23-2013 08:44 AM

Thanks B&N for offering another selection that is appropriate for for the middle school age group, particularly for boys!  My son (12 years old) LOVES to read and I try to do everything possible to keep that love of books growing!!!!  He loves his NOOK and takes it everywhere.

by padiddle on ‎08-23-2013 09:39 AM



by janeecakes on ‎08-23-2013 10:15 AM

Thank you for Free Fridays!!!  Love to get and read different genres.  :smileywink:

by butterflly13 ‎08-23-2013 11:14 AM - edited ‎08-23-2013 11:59 AM
by WindBourn on ‎08-23-2013 12:05 PM

Long live Free Fridays!!! Thank you for another great selection give-away and the app looks cool too! ...and fellow nookers who also contribute to this Nook Party ~thank you.  :smileyvery-happy:

by shoeloveramber on ‎08-23-2013 12:12 PM

Thank you for a great book for my sons. I can always use more books for them! The app is perfect for back to school.

by cingwitte on ‎08-23-2013 01:07 PM

For kids

There are lots of Read to Me books available for free this week.


Jingle All the Way (Read to Me 3-6)


Bell's Big Move (Read to Me 3-6)


Julio Bunny and the Foreign Lion (Read to me 3-6)


Posted last week and still free

On A Farm Level 1 Reader (Read to Me 5-6)


Flight of the Butterflies Level 3 Reader (Read to Me 6-8)


These seem to be perennially free

Fun Facts about Pets (Read to Me 4-7)


Little Learners Sing-Along (Read to Me 3-6)


See Me Grow Fun! (Read to me 4-8)


The Elephant's Child: How the Elephant Got His Trunk (Read to Me 4-7)


The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies (Read to Me 5-8)


Joke Books

Jokes for Kids: 301 Clean and Funny Jokes for Kids


Jokes for Kids: 299 Funny and Hilarious Clean Jokes for Kids

by booboo2004 on ‎08-23-2013 01:07 PM

Love Free Fidays,  keep up the good work.

by Jojo3508 on ‎08-23-2013 01:07 PM

Thanks again everyone. I look forward to using the app as I am studying for a major test currently.

by MaineKoshka on ‎08-23-2013 01:19 PM

Found a couple of things for a weekend at the lake.  Happy reading!

by BethAnnCullen on ‎08-23-2013 01:45 PM

Thank You!!! :cathappy: