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Reading Challenge: A Book that is Someone Else's Favourite

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What's your best friend's favourite book? If you haven't read it before, it could be a good choice for this Reading Challenge category. Or you can ask a parent or teacher about their favourite books when they were your age. Maybe you'll find a story the whole family can enjoy reading out loud together!

Have you ever wondered what your favourite writers like to read? Sometimes they share their recommendations on their websites. One of Jeff Kinney's favourite childhood books is Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. The main character is a boy with a super annoying little brother. Can you relate?

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

Raina Telgemeier's favourite book is Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. This Newbery Medal winner is about a determined mama mouse who teams up with former lab rats to save her son. It's also a good pick for another Reading Challenge category, a book where the main character is not human.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O'Brien

Speaking of the Newbery Medal, it's awarded by the American Library Association. A committee votes for the winner, so you can think of it as the librarians' favourite book of the year. When You Trap a Tiger is the 2021 Newbery Medal winner. Lily must be brave and smart enough to save her grandmother... by making a deal with a magical tiger.

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

One of Nadia L. Hohn's favourite recent books for kids is Front Desk. It's the inspiring story of 10-year-old Mia, who helps manage the front desk at the motel where her parents work.

Front Desk by Kelly Yang
Front Desk by Kelly Yang

 

Want to ask Nadia for more reading recommendations? You can meet her at a virtual author visit on January 29! If you enjoyed her book A Likkle Miss Lou, check out the other great stories she wrote.