Xtreme summer reading 2017: build a better world

Entering grades 3 through 6; May 22 through July 25

Step 1: Register online for XTREME READS.
Step 2: Complete any challenge by reading and posting the title (select the "add/view post" button to post the book and fill out the required information) on your online Xtreme Summer Reading Account.
Step 3: Each time you complete a challenge, you will be entered into two drawings: a weekly prize drawing AND the end-of-summer drawing to win one of our grand prizes (one iPad mini and other prizes).
Step 4: Attend the Xtreme Reads Pizza Party on July 27th to celebrate our readers and the announcement of the grand prize winners!

Challenge Details:

Download the challenge sheet in a printable form.






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In honor of our summer theme, read a book with "build," "better," "world," "summer," or "read" in the title.

Write five words that describe the book.





Read a book with a movie tie-in.


Which was better, the book or the movie?




Read a Newbery Award winner or honor book.

Does this book deserve to be an award winner? Why or why not?



Sweet Home Alabama

Read a book set in Alabama or witten by an Alabama author.

Write a review.





Read a book set in a different country.

Post what country and one way that country differs from the United States and one way it's the same.





A different genre will be posted each week on the Xtreme homepage. Read a book in one of these genres.

Post the week & the genre you read. Did you like the genre?



World Changers


Read a book about someone who has made a difference in the world.

How did this person change the world?





Read a book published the year you were born.


Write the year and a review.






Read a parent's/grandparent's/guardian's favorite book they read when they were your age.

Explain why it was their favorite and if you liked it.





Book from your school's summer reading list.


Write a review.




Blast to the Past

Read a historical fiction book.

When was the book set? Would you like to live in that time period?





Read a book by someone whose last name begins with the same letter as your last name. (Ex: John Smith would read a book by an author whose last name starts with S.)

Your first and last initials and the author's first and last name.


The Present


Read a book published in 2017.

Five words that describe the book.






2017 is the 150th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's introduction of the world's greatest detective, Sherlock Holmes. Read a mystery book.

Write a review.






June 21th is National Selfie Day. Read any book you want, then send a selfie of you and your book to

Write a review.






Read a book suggested by an Emmet O'Neal Librarian.


Did you enjoy the suggestion?




Graphic Novel


Read a graphic novel. (You may read more than one book to toal at least 100 pages.)

Write five words that describe the book.



Change It Up


Either listen to an audiobook or read an ebook.


What format did you try? Do you prefer a printed book or the audio or digital version?



BONUSES are worth two entries




Book Talk


Submit a video commercial for a book of your choice (not a book you are used for a previous challenge). You can use a camera phone or a real camera/video recorder to make your commercial. To submit, log into your summer reading account and post the book information, then post "video submitted by e-mail' as your review. Send the video to the library email address Include your name and the book title in the email.




Share a Story


Sharing stories helps bring people together and strengthens communities. Read a book with someone (this could be a family member, friend of the family, or someone you think could use a friend). Then send a picture of you, your reading buddy, and the book you shared to the library email address *This book can be less than 100 pages.


You must read a different book for each challenge. One 100+ page book per challenge.

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