Hey, children’s book lovers!

We’re excited to kick off September with a fantastic reading challenge for your young bookworms! As we embrace the beauty of autumn, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, head back to school, and honor Grandparents Day, we’ve crafted a special set of 10 mini goals to make reading even more enjoyable and educational.

Here’s a sneak peek at some of the goals we have in store for you:

Fall Into Reading: Encourage your child to read a book with an autumn-themed story or cover. Share a picture of them enjoying the book surrounded by fall leaves using #AutumnReads. (Bright colors and beautiful temps, here we come!)

Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month: Read a book by a Hispanic author or featuring Hispanic characters. Discuss what you learned about Hispanic culture and traditions with your child.

Back To School Bonanza:  Find a book that takes place at school or features a school as the setting. Have your child draw their favorite school scene from the book and share it with us!

Grandparents Gratitude: Pick a book that celebrates the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren. After reading it together, have your child write a letter or draw a picture for their grandparents, expressing their love and gratitude.

We hope our September Reading Challenge for Kids helps your little ones discover the joys of reading in a fun and interactive way.

P.S. Don’t forget to share your favorite books with us in the comments below. We love hearing about what you’re reading and what you love about it! 

Share your progress with us on social media using the hashtag #SOCWReadingChallenge, and we’ll feature some of our favorites throughout the month. We can’t wait to see what you all come up with! Happy reading!

September Reading Challenge

Book Ideas for This Month’s Reading Challenge  Not exactly sure where to start?  Here are some recommendations that might come in handy during this month’s challenge.   

Jayden’s Impossible Garden I Mélina Mangal
J.D and the Great Barber Battle I J.Dillard
Mango, Abuela, and Me I Meg Medina
Kindergarten: where kindness matters every day I Vera Ahiyya
Brown is Beautiful I Supra Kelkar
Camila: The Record-Breaking Star I Alicia Salazar
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things I Lenore Look
Cerca/Close I Juan Felipe Herrera
Miles Lewis: King of the Ice I Kelly Starling Lyons
A Morning with Grandpa I Sylvia Liu
The Afro-Latino ABC I José & Keaira Faña-Ruiz
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say I Angela Dominguez
Counting with Ché I José & Keaira Faña-Ruiz
I Am Smart, I Am Blessed, I Can Do Anything I Alissa Young & Zulekha Holder Young
Tumble I Celia C. Pérez