Do you enjoy reading kidlit? If the answer is yes, then you’re in the right spot. Welcome to the first ever Kidlit BookDare!
So, what exactly is the Kidlit BookDare?
I’m glad you asked. Kidlit BookDare is a monthly reading challenge. Each month there will be 4 book themes. You get to pick any Kidlit book you want to read as long as it fits the theme. Track your reading and discuss your books with others in the comments below or on twitter with the #BookDare hashtag. If you read a book for all 4 themes, post your 4 titles in the comments, and you get entered in that month’s giveaway. Oh, and there are 4 bonus themes. Each bonus theme you read a book for gets you one additional entry into the giveaway.
OK. Here’s the simple version:
- Visit the blog each month for the 4 themes
- Read a book for each theme
- Talk about your books in the comments or on twitter
- Get entered to win the prize
- Read a bonus book or 4
- Post your bonus titles for additional entries
- Read more books
Pretty simple, huh? When does it start? Right now!
Here are the four themes for July. You can read any type (e.g., Picture Book, Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, etc.) of kidlit book you want for each theme. This month’s prize will be an autographed copy of Warning: Do Not Open This Book!
- July is beach season here on the east coast. Read a book about the beach or the ocean
- Here comes the 4th. Read a book with a Red, White, or Blue cover.
- It’s summertime, go outside. Read a book that features an adventure or trip.
- July is National Parks month. Read a book the features nature or animals.
And here are your July bonus themes:
- It’s hot. Read a book that reminds you of cold or winter.
- July 1st is International Joke day. Read a book that makes you laugh.
- July 28th is Parents Day. Read a book that includes parents.
- Read a book that released in 2013.
Well, there they are. Happy reading.