A September Reading Challenge for the Whole Family

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Get your family out of a reading rut this month with a September 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!

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

award winner
set in Australia

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

Family Reading Challenge for September

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September 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.

Join the family september reading challenge

September 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.

September Reading Challenge: Selecting Books

The categories for the reading challenge this month are:

award winner
set in Australia

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.


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

Award Winning Titles

There are so many fantastic awards in children’s literature. Here are just a few you can choose from for your next title:

Coretta Scott King Award –  books that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values. 

Newberry Medal –  given to an author for America’s Best Children’s Book of the Year

Caldecott Medal – given to an artist for the Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year

National Book Award – selects America’s best in four categories, Young People’s Literature, and Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry

Set in Australia

Find a good book set in Australia.

Children’s Books Set in Australia – this is a list of picture books
27 Awesome Australia Books Every Young Adult Fan Should Read


Find a good title that makes you laugh out loud. This can be joke books, comic books, or funny stories:

11 Funny Books to Read Aloud with Your Kids – this list contains picture books
Funny Middle-Grade Books

Reading to Join the September Reading Challenge Fun?

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

Find all of the Monthly Challenges:

A Year long reading challenge for families.


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