Welcome readers to the September BookDare. Not familiar with the BookDare? Here’s a quick review:
- 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 (#BookDare).
- Get entered to win the prize. (Enter by posting the books you read in the comments below.)
- Read a bonus book or 4.
- Post your bonus titles for additional entries.
- Read more books.
Pretty simple, right? Let’s get to the themes!
Here are the four themes for September. You can read any type (e.g., Picture Book, Middle Grade, Graphic Novel, etc.) of kidlit book you want for each theme. In honor of International Dot Day, this month’s prize will be a copy of The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds (@peterhreynolds). If you are unfamiliar with International Dot Day, check out this post, or go to The Dot Club website.
- September is the beginning of the school year. Read a book about school.
- September 19 is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Read a book about Pirates.
- September 8 is International Literacy Day. Read a book originally published in a different country than where you live.
- September 6 is Fight Procrastination day. Read a book that has been in your to-read list for a long time.
And here are your September bonus themes:
- September 25 is National Comic Book Day. Read a comic book or graphic novel.
- September has National Grandparent’s Day. Read a book with Grandparent’s in it.
- One of September’s birth flowers is the Forget-Me-Not. Re-Read a book you haven’t read in a while.
- In many countries, September is known as Harvest Month. Read a book that takes place on a farm.
Don’t forget to come back and post your books here in the comments. Happy reading!