Announcing the Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge!
About the Challenge
I am hosting the Old School Kidlit Reading Challenge to encourage bloggers and other kidlit enthusiasts (including myself) to read and review more children's books of the past. In general, a book will be considered "old school" if it was published in the decade of your birth or before.
How to Participate
Each month, the challenge will focus on a different category. Choose a book that fits the category, read it, and then post a review on your blog or wherever you review books (Goodreads, LibraryThing, Instagram, etc.). At the end of each month, link up your reviews here at Read-at-Home Mom. (Link-up posts will be published on the last weekday of the month.)
The monthly categories are as follows:
(Links are to monthly link-up posts.)
- January: Award winners
- February: Books you loved in childhood
- March: Published prior to 1945
- April: Fantasy stories
- May: Animal stories
- June: Required reading (classics or other books typically assigned in school)
- July: Family stories
- August: Nonfiction
- September: School stories
- October: Mysteries
- November: Published in the year (or decade) of your birth
- December: Winter stories
How to Sign Up
To help me gauge the level of interest in this challenge, please sign up by commenting below with your name and a link to your blog or other review site. Signing up does not commit you to any particular level of participation. You are free to post every month, or to jump in and out as suits your schedule and reading interests.
If you post about the challenge on Twitter or Instagram, use the hashtag #oldschoolkidlit2017. As I read your posts each month, I may also share them on my Facebook page, Read-at-Home Mom, or on Twitter @mrskatiefitz.