Bookish Fun for Winter: A January Reading Challenge for Kids
by Iva-Marie Palmer
Happy New Year! Or, really, happy New Book Year! We’re kick-starting another year of great reading with a fun, seasonally inspired reading challenge. Here are 10 reading goals for kids of all ages to complete this month:
- Read a book that is set in the snow.
- Read a book about Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 18).
- Read a book published the year you were born.
- Warm up! Read a book set at the beach.
- Read a book about a character who doesn’t look like you.
- Celebrate A.A. Milne’s birthday (January 18) by reading a Winnie-the-Pooh story.
- Ask a Librarian: Visit your local library and ask a librarian to suggest a great book featuring penguins or polar bears.
- Read a book with a cover you’re not completely crazy about.
- Build a pillow fort and read a book inside it.
Download a printable version of this reading challenge below.
Books Ideas for This Month’s Reading Challenge
Not sure where to start? Here are a few book suggestions that might come in handy for this month’s reading challenge.
The Snowy Day
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy
My Dream of Martin Luther King
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
A Day at the Seashore
The House at Pooh Corner
My First Winnie-the-Pooh
Polar Bears Past Bedtime