Monday, September 19, 2016

Bobcat Book Bingo!

Last year I challenged students to read their way around the world by reading one book set in or authored by someone from every continent. This school year there's a new challenge: Bobcat Book Bingo!

Even with thousands of new books published each year, it's possible to fall into a rut. This is a fun and easy way to expand your reading horizons.These 5th graders can't wait to get started:

Here's our bulletin board with a few suggested titles:

Want to participate? Just stop by the Library Learning Commons to fill out an entry form and pick up a book (or two or three...). There are 25 different categories to choose from.* Record your books as you go!

The challenge is open to K-8, and parents and staff are welcome to join in. The first person at each grade level to get a BINGO will win a $15 University Book Store gift card!

Happy reading!

*A list of categories in case you're wondering...
  • Graphic novel
  • Translated from another language
  • Published this year
  • Novel in verse
  • Biography or memoir
  • Published before 1990
  • Narrative nonfiction
  • Fantasy or science fiction
  • Mystery or suspense
  • National award winner
  • Wilderness adventure
  • Book that's been made into a movie
  • Scary book
  • Short story collection
  • Set in another country
  • Sports fiction
  • Humorous fiction
  • Book with animal protagonists
  • Realistic fiction
  • On a topic you don't know much about
  • Story set during wartime
  • In a format you don't usually read
  • Realistic book about someone who doesn't look like or live like you
  • Set in the Pacific Northwest
  • Free choice (in the middle)