GRAND KIDS READING CHALLENGE

ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

THE GRAND KIDS READING CHALLENGE IS THE PERFECT WAY TO GET KIDS EXCITED ABOUT READING.

This Grand Kids Reading Challenge is a nationwide campaign to encourage reading while also improving access to books for underserved children, so that education never stops–especially during this challenging time of remote learning. 

We salute the parents, educators, and community leaders for their continued efforts to keep kids learning through these unprecedented times. As the school year approaches, there is no doubt we are all continuing to adjust to this new normal together. Now, more than ever, it is critically important to keep kids engaged in reading to ensure their academic success when returning to the classroom. We know everyone has concerns about their children being out of the classroom for so long due to the pandemic. The Grand Kids Reading Challenge by Curtis Granderson aims to keep kids engaged, no matter what this school year brings. We are also dedicated to getting books into the hands of kids who lack access. For every challenge completed, the Grand Kids Foundation will donate a book to a classroom in need.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

GET READING

Kids can select any book they like from home, a friend, or their local library.

TRACK YOUR MINUTES

Kids track their August reading by logging their reading minutes or page count on our printable Reading Log.

RECEIVE YOUR GRAND KIDS READER CERTIFICATE

Complete your reading log and download your certificate. Don’t forget to share a photo with info@grandkids.org or tag Curtis Granderson on social media.

GRAND KIDS LIBRARY

Ages: 0–4

Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
I Wish You More by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Ages: 5-7

Little Leaders Bold Women in History by Vashti Harrison
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Ages: 7-12

Super Fudge by Judy Blume
The Hero Two Doors Down by Sharon Robinson

Ages: 13+

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

**Want to take part in our challenge but need financial help securing a book? Let us know at info@grandkids.org.

STORY TIME WITH CURTIS GRANDERSON

Join former MLB All-Star Outfielder, Curtis Granderson, for story time as he reads “All Aboard the Moonlight Train” by Kristyn Crow.⁣