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Books, Reviews & Challenges

Don't let a good book be put to waste. Here's Books, & Reviews & Challenges to make reading books exciting; it's also a chance for you to find Awesome Books that Became Movies.

Books, Reviews & Challenges

This activity kit includes the following activities: 

  • Book Review
  • Book List for Kids
  • Classic Novel Reading List
  • Reading Log
  • Reading Challenge for Kids
  • Reading Challenge Log
  • My Book Review
  • My Reading Tracker

Follow these steps to complete the challenge:

  1. Pick a book that you want to read or that you have read.
  2. Run through the printable and take the activities and challenges provided.
  3. Once completed, you can share this with a friend or anyone.

About the Book Review

A book review is a detailed description, critical analysis, and/or assessment of a book's quality, meaning, and relevance, generally based on an earlier study on the subject. 

This sheet includes space for the following:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Genre
  • Fiction or Non-Fiction
  • Would you recommend this book? Why or why not?
  • What is your favorite part of the book? Would you change anything?
  • How many stars do you give this book? (Out of five stars)
  • What is your reasoning?
  • What is the setting of this book?
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About the Book List for Kids

These are the best books for kids of all ages in varying genres.

About the Classic Novel Reading List

Here is a list of Classic Novels that you can add to your reading list:

About the Reading Log

Use the reading log to keep a written record of the books you've read. You can input the date you read the book, the title of the book you're reading, and the total number of pages.

About the Reading Challenge for Kids

Click here to download a printable list of activities.

It's not always simple to keep your kid interested in reading. Some people are avid readers who are always eager for the next book to consume; others struggle to get excited about reading and require some convincing.

Reading challenges may be a great way to motivate your child to read, regardless of which classification they fall into. As your child is just starting out with reading, you’ll need to support them with these 16 challenges:

  • Listen to an Audiobook
  • Historical Fiction
  • Autobiography Memoir
  • Read a Book From the Year You Were Born
  • Read a Book Someone Else Chooses
  • Children's Classic Novel
  • Read a Newbury Award Winner
  • Read a Fiction Book
  • Read Outside
  • Choose a Non-fiction Book
  • Read a Book Soley Based on the Cover
  • Read a Book Outside Your Typical Genre
  • Read a Book to Someone
  • Read the First Book in a Series
  • Read by Flashlight
  • Read to Someone Else
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About the Reading Challenge Log

Use this reading challenge log to track up to 12 books. You can encourage your kids or teens to read a range of genres, multiple books by the same author, or give them full autonomy.

About My Book Review

This page includes space for writing out eight book titles and a face that shows how you feel about the book you've read (either be a smiling face that means you like it or a sad face that implies you did not like it).

About the My Reading Tracker

A book tracker is a way to keep track of the books you read (or the books you want to read in the future).

Readers can document the date (they already read the book or would like to read the book in the future), the title of the book, and the number of pages of the book.

Click here to download a printable list of activities.

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