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Spring is Springing: An April Reading Challenge for Kids

Spring is Springing: An April Reading Challenge for Kids

Hey, children’s book lovers!  It’s time to dust off those bookshelves and get ready for the April Reading Challenge for Kids.  

As the weather warms and the flowers start to bloom, we want to celebrate all the joys that come with the arrival of spring.  So with this month’s challenge, we’re bringing books that make you think about nature, the environment, and the world around us.   

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.

Are you ready for some spring reading fun?   Here’s a sneak peek at some of the goals we have in store for you:

Celebrate Earth Day (April 22nd): Read a book highlighting the importance of protecting the environment.

Muslim Voices: Read a book written by a Muslim author or featuring Muslim characters.

Springtime Science:  Read a book about the science behind spring, like plant growth or animal migration.

Poetry in Bloom: Read a poem to a plant that you want to see grow.

April Showers: Find a new book or series to read on a rainy day.

We’ve got a whole lot more mini-goals in store for you, and we can’t wait for you to explore them all!

And the best part? This is a family challenge! Share progress with your friends and family, and let’s make this a reading adventure together. Let’s encourage each other to read more and discover new worlds within the pages of books.

So, are you ready to hop into spring with us? Join the April Reading Challenge for Kids, and let’s make this the best reading month yet!

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. Happy reading!

April 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
Stella Diaz Has Something to Say I Angela Dominguez
Jada Jones #1: Rock Star I Kelly Starling Lyons
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind I William Kamkwamba
Amari and the Great Game I B.B. Alston
Power Forward I Hena Khan
Abdul’s Story I Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow
She Persisted: Wangari Maathai I Eucabeth Odhiambo
Niño Wrestles the World I Yuyi Morales
Shuri: A Black Panther Novel #1 I Nic Stone
The Proudest Blue I Ibithaj Muhammad
Amina’s Song I Hena Khan
Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet I Zanib Mian
One Love I Cedella Marley
Parker Grows a Garden I Parker Curry & Jessica Curry

Kanika Mobley

Hi! I'm Kanika. I'm a mother and 20+ year educator. I started my career as a kindergarten teacher and fell in love with helping kids discover their reading identities. As they asked for certain books, I tried with all my might to keep the classroom library filled with high-engaging books that were both mirrors and windows for their experiences.

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