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Hey, children’s book lovers!

With May comes the full beauty of Spring and the anticipation for all that summer may hold. We’re excited to introduce our May Reading Challenge for Kids – Blooming With Books! This month’s challenge includes 10 mini-goals that are sure to get your little ones excited about reading. From Mental Health Awareness Month to Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, spring, and Mother’s Day, we’ve got a little something for everyone!

We’ve got 10 mini-goals to keep you and your reader motivated and engaged throughout the month.  Each goal has a unique theme, and we’re confident you’ll find something you’ll love in our selection.

Now, we know what you’re thinking – “How do we make reading fun?” We’ve got you covered! Our mini goals include some super fun and interactive ways to read that are sure to keep your kids engaged.

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

Mental Health Awareness Month: Read a book about mindfulness and practice a mindfulness exercise for 5 minutes a day. (Mindful reading? We’re here for it!)

Asian American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month: Read a book with an Asian American or Pacific Islander lead character. (Bonus points if you try out some new foods!)

Springtime fun:  Read a book that has flowers or a garden on the cover. (Nothing says “spring” quite like some colorful flowers!)

Mother’s Day: Read a book that features a mother-child relationship and create a handmade Mother’s Day card. (Pro tip: add in some extra glitter for some added pizzazz!)

We hope our May Reading Challenge for Kids, Blooming With Books, 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!

May 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
Parker Grows A Garden I Parker & Jessica Curry
Jada Jones #1: Rock Star I Kelly Starling Lyons
Why Am I Here? A Child’s Book About Purpose I Naomi Dunsen-White
I Am Golden I Eva Chen
Power Forward I Hena Khan
Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School and Other Scary Things I Lenore Look
Eyes that Speak to the Stars I Joanna Ho
Jasmine Toguchi: Super Sleuth I Debbie Michiko Florence
A Morning with Grandpa I Sylvia Liu
My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood I Tameka Fryer-Brown
Isaiah Dunn is My Hero I Kelly J. Baptiste
Shady Baby Feels I Gabrielle Union-Wade & Dwayne Wade
Baby Goes to Market I Atinuke
The First Rule of Punk I Celia C. Pérez
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