Turning Leaves, Turning Pages:
A November Reading Challenge
by Iva-Marie Palmer
Oh my! When November rolls in, so does the reminder that the year is nearly over! With just weeks to spare and lots to do as holidays approach, a healthy reading habit can fall by the wayside. However, busy days are the best days to fit in some time with a book. Here are some reading challenge ideas to keep your kids turning pages.
- Did you know that November is Picture Book Month? To celebrate, read a picture book you’ve never read before.
- Election Day in the United States falls on the first Tuesday after November 1st! Read a book about voting or running for office.
- Read a book that is a game or uses games as part of its story.
- Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by reading a book about Native American history or experience.
- Read a book about characters — people, animals, or mythical creatures! — who cook or eat a big meal.
- Don’t let the cooler weather keep you from exploring the world! Read an adventure story about a character who travels to new places.
- Read a book about a family. Then talk to your family about how the book’s family is similar to and different from your own.
- Read a graphic novel that has been adapted from a fiction or nonfiction book.
- If you have a family gathering this month, add something to your pre-dinner ritual: Ask each person to name a book they’re thankful for.
- Get in the spirit of World Kindness Day, November 13, by sharing a memory of when someone was kind to you. Then read a book about kindness and compassion.
Download a printable version of this reading challenge below.
Book Ideas for This Month’s Reading Challenge
Not sure where to start? Here are a few book suggestions for this month’s reading challenge.
P Is for President
Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Series
Over the River and Through the Wood
Secret Pizza Party
The Wizard of Oz