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2023 Reading Challenge for Kids — Plus FREE Bookmarks!

12 book recommendations to expand your child's library

By Sarah Hauge, Macaroni KID Englewood-Greenwood Village-Centennial Publisher January 16, 2023

Are you bored with your child's bedtime story routine? Have the repetitive themes and characters become uninspiring? It's time for a library overhaul! 

There's no doubt that reading is important, but keeping kids (and their parents) motivated to read each and every day can often be an uphill battle. Macaroni KID can help with this simple reading challenge.


Read a book...

with your favorite number in the title

with a car on the cover

with a purple spine

about feelings

recommended by a family member

released in 2023

with a Newbery Medal

that starts with the letter "P"

on a Battle of the Books reading list

set in India

set in the future

that ends with "happily ever after"

Get your free printable reading challenge checklist bookmarks!



Macaroni KID tip: Print these bookmarks on heavy cardstock paper and cut along the black lines.

Head to your local library and make it an adventure to find some new books that fit our "2023 Reading Challenge for Kids" themes. Once you've completed the challenge, celebrate your success and then come up with your own reading challenge to try it all again!