Our oldest son (age 12) just completed the 2022 Extreme Book Nerd Challenge for Kids by reading 25 books (at least 100 pages long) in specific categories. He earned a paperless writing tablet. The challenge lists 26 categories, and he got to choose which category to skip. Here are the categories and the books he read.
- Wild card – has a cat in it: “Socks” by Beverly Cleary
- From a library display: “Because of Winn Dixie” by Kate DiCamillo
- Non-Fiction (not biography or autobiography): “All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team” by Christina Soontornvat
- Book you love, read it again: “Henry and Beezus” by Beverly Cleary
- Recommended by a librarian: “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Published this year 2022: “Science Comics Birds of Prey: Terrifying Talons” by Joe Flood
- Book a friend likes: ???
- Book you have at home: “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate
- Cover you don’t like: “Rascal” by Sterling North
- Knight or dragon in it: “How to Train Your Dragon” by Cressida Cowell
- Clock or Time in the title: “Ranger in Time: Hurricane Katrina” by Kate Messner
- Coretta Scott King Award winner: “Carver a Life in Poems” by Marilyn Nelson
- Author who is new to you: “Nyla and the White Crocodile” by Norma Youngberg
- Trip in it (by car, train, plane, or boat): “Fly Away Home” by Patricia Hermes
- Features music or a musician: “The Cricket in Times Square” by George Selden
- Biography or Autobiography: “Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman” by Dorothy Sterling
- About something in nature: “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London
- Published the year you were born: “The Soapbox Bible” by Julian & Glyn Bridgewater
- From the bottom shelf: “Tiger Boy” by Mitali Perkins
- Blue cover: “Henry and the Clubhouse” by Beverly Cleary
- Part of a series: “Henry Huggins” by Beverly Cleary
- Author’s last name has fewer than five letters: “Science Comics: Volcanos” by Jon Chad
- Pet in it: “Ribsy” by Beverly Cleary
- Gemstones or jewels in it: “The Golden Goblet” by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
- Person on the cover: “Henry and the Paper Route” by Beverly Cleary
- Illustrations in it: “Henry and Ribsy” by Beverly Cleary
Our middle daughter is working on the challenge so stay tuned for her list of books!
📚 How many of these books have you read?
📚 He skipped the category, “A book a friend likes”, what recommendations do you have for him?