500 Books Before Middle School

500 books before middle school

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500 Books Before Middle School is an ongoing reading challenge for children ages 6-12. Kids participating in the program can be read to or read independently as well as listen to audiobooks. Participants get to choose the books THEY want to read. This is perfect for readers who have completed the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Challenge and want to keep the reading habit going.


Sign up for the challenge here


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All reading counts

Graphic novels, comic books, cookbooks, fact books, chapter books, picture books, audiobooks, repeat books, books for school and more!

How does it work?

The program is self-paced with ongoing registration and no specific starting or ending date. Books are logged into the Beanstack app. For every 50 books, the reader receives a prize.

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Get started today! Complete the program at your own pace. It's never too late to begin a reading routine

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