Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy gives her (grown-up) readers a reading challenge every year. She inspired me to make a similar year of reading challenges for kids which I hope will inspire more books and new reading flexibility.
Reading Challenges for Kids
Like Anne’s challenge, the goal in this reading challenge is to read 12 books in 12 different categories in 12 months. I’ve purposely built in flexibility to make this easier to achieve. Alternatively, your children can set their own 12 book goal if these categories don’t appeal. Whatever gets them to read and read in a variety of texts, that is the goal.
Use this reading challenge to inspire lots and lots of reading.
Use this to expand the genres your children read. Help them find new types of books to read that can increase their awareness of the world and empathy for others.
My own kids prefer fantasy but when they move to realistic and historical fiction books, I see how much their worlds are expanded. Stories are one of the best ways to travel the world and walk in another’s shoes, don’t you think?
Maybe you could even do the challenge along with your kids?
I think this will be tons of fun!
What do you think?
Keep track of your books either in a journal or on Goodreads. I personally track my favorites on Goodreads so I can always remember what I read and know where they’re stored. (I lose journals like crazy since I kind of hoard them.)
Share the image on Pinterest and have fun reading!
Print out this reading challenge image by clicking here.
Need book ideas for the challenge?
Books for 8-year olds
Books for 9-year olds
Books for 10-year olds
Books for 11-year olds
Books for 12-year olds
Download my "Can't Put 'Em Down" book lists for your kids ages 3 - 13.
Also, I'll send you a bonus "23 Reasons to Read" printable poster!