Summer Reading BINGO!

It's only April, but we're rounding the corner toward summer, and my kids are itching to get started with their summer reading! We created a Summer Reading Bingo last summer and had a blast. So I thought I'd update this chart with brand new book recommendations!

Download Summer Reading Bingo 2022 

For each category, I've recommended one picture book and one chapter book, so you can choose based on the age of your child. When you download the Bingo chart, the book list is included, too. You could even work through this chart together, reading some of the books aloud. 
Fill out a row or the whole chart. Read picture books or chapter books. Check out new books or use books you already own. The point is to have FUN and enjoy reading this summer!
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RE-READ AN OLD FAVORITE: Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French or Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne

READ A BIBLE STORY: Jesus and the Lion's Den by Alison Mitchell or The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls: Race to the Ark, Book 2 by M.J. Thomas or read any story directly from the Bible

READ A WORDLESS BOOK: The Lion & the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney or Hike by Pete Oswald

READ A BIOGRAPHY: Bartali's Bicycle by Megan Hoyt or Out of Darkness by Russell Freedman

READ A BOOK RECOMMENDED BY A FRIEND: The Creator in You by Jordan Raynor or Little Pilgrim's Progress by Helen L. Taylor, illustrated by Joe Sutphin

READ A MYSTERY: Grandpa's Teeth by Rod Clement or The Happy Hollisters by Jerry West

READ A BOOK WITH A ONE-WORD TITLE: Nesting by Henry Cole or Poppy by Avi

READ A TRUE STORY: Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot by Margot Theis Raven or Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder

READ A BOOK THAT INSPIRED A MOVIE: Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans or The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

READ A BOOK WITH AN ANIMAL AS THE MAIN CHARACTER: Frederick by Leo Lionni or Babe: The Gallant Pig by Dick King-Smith

READ SOMETHING SET IN THE SUMMER: Summertime in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder or My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett

READ A FAIRY TALE: After the Fall by Dan Santat or The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

FREE READ: Petunia by Roger Duvoisin or Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat

READ A BOOK WITH A FLASHLIGHT: Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco or Gone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright

READ A BOOK FROM THE LIBRARY: The Raft by Jim LaMarche or Henry Huggins by Beverly Cleary

READ TO A YOUNGER SIBLING OR FRIEND: Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall or The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

READ IN A FORT: Roxaboxen by Barbara Cooney or The Littles by John Peterson

READ A BOOK WRITTEN MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGO: The Monkey and the Crocodile by Paul Galdone or Little Pear by Eleanor Frances Lattimore

READ A BOOK ABOUT FRIENDSHIP: Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel or Adventures with Waffles by Maria Parr

READ A HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK: The Magical Garden of Claude Monet by Laurence Anholt or Winnie's Great War by Lindsay Mattick

READ A BOOK THAT WON AN AWARD: What Do You Do With an Idea? by Kobi Yamada or The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli

READ SOMETHING SET IN YOUR STATE OR COUNTRY: The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by Tomie dePaola or The Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright 

READ A BOOK THAT'S PART OF A SERIES: Poppleton by Cynthia Rylant or The Moffats by Eleanor Estes

READ OUTSIDE: The Tree House That Jack Built by Bonnie Verburg or The Year of Miss Agnes by Kirkpatrick Hill

READ AN ADVENTURE: A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee by Chris Van Dusen or The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum