Bookish Fun for Winter: A January Reading Challenge for Kids

by Iva-Marie Palmer

Illustration credit: Afanasia/Shutterstock

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 published the year you were born.
  • Warm up! Read a book set at the beach.
  • 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.

January Reading Challenge for Kids
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