A June Reading Challenge for the Whole Family

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Get your family out of a reading rut this month with a June reading challenge! Join my family and me as we spice up our reading month and have a little fun along the way.

The June reading challenge is part of our Year-Long Reading Challenge for Families. The concept is simple – read up to 4 books each month, one from each of the four categories assigned to that month. There is no need to read a book from all four categories. You can choose to read from one category or choose them all!

June includes four fun categories. Pick one or complete them all:

published in the 1800’s
eye-catching cover
set in another country
science fiction

This June reading challenge is the perfect way for everyone in your family to find some new titles this month, so join the fun!

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June Family Reading Challenge

Let’s get started. The first thing you should do is sign up for the challenge!

As soon as you do, you’ll receive your free printable bookmark and mini-poster. Laminate copies of the bookmark for everyone in the family and hang the mini-poster in a central location.

This will also put you on the list to receive your new challenge each month.

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June Reading Challenge Ideas

Family Reading Challenge

The year-long challenge is designed to work for your entire family. Print out the bookmarks for this month and let everyone decide how many categories they want to attempt. Remember you don’t have to complete them all!

Then begin the search for some titles that fit the bill for each category. Everyone can search for their own options, but you might also consider reading a title together. Then you can celebrate your reading success at the end of the month with a book celebration when you are done!

Parental Guidance

Remember that you know best when it comes to the books your family and your children read. While I have provided links to sources for book titles below, it is not a personal endorsement of every book on the lists. Common Sense Media is an excellent resource to use when you are making decisions about the right books for your family.

June Reading Challenge: Selecting Books

The categories for the reading challenge this month are:

published in the 1800’s
eye-catching cover
set in another country
science fiction

I’ve gathered plenty of links to various booklists to make it easy for everyone in your family to find the perfect title. Browse the titles and see what might interest you.

Published in the 1800’s

There are so many great classic books to enjoy with your kids. If you are looking for a list of potential 19th century kid’s books, this list might get you started:

19th Century Classic Children’s Books You Might Have Overlooked

Eye-Catching Cover

One option to find books in this category is to head to the library or local bookstore and judge a few books by their covers. Grab a few books that catch your eye and take them home to look over.

Picture Book Ideas: 36 Children’s Book Covers that Will Bring Out the Kid in Anyone

Middle-Grade Books: Pretty Book Covers from Goodreads

Set in Another Country

Find a good book set in another country. The great thing about this category is that you can find excellent fiction or non-fiction books.

Read Your Way Around the World with 50 Children’s Books
Read the World for Kids and Teens
9 Middle-Grade Books Set Around the World

A great resource for titles around the world is Give Your Children the World: Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time by Jamie Martin.

Science Fiction

Futuristic worlds, time travel, alien creatures, and unfathomable marvels of technology are the possibilities that await the reader in a good science fiction book.

Find some good titles using these links:

25 Best Science Fiction Books for Kids
Science Fiction for Teens from the Provo City Library

One of my boys’ favorite science fiction titles from our book club this year was Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

After you’re finished reading, you can celebrate this book with friends or family using the Celebrate a Book Guide for Ender’s Game:

Reading to Join the June Reading Challenge Fun?

Sign up now and grab your free mini-poster and bookmarks:

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Find all of the Monthly Challenges:

A Year long reading challenge for families.

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