Children's Library

Extreme Book Nerd

for Kids!

Independent readers ages 12 years and younger are invited to sign up for the Idaho Falls Public Library’s Extreme Book Nerd for Kids reading challenge. In this year-long reading challenge, readers choose 25 books from 26 categories and complete them before the challenge deadline to receive a prize. The prize for this year’s challenge is a blue zip-up hoodie. To sign up, visit the children’s desk at the Idaho Falls Public Library.

Download the Reading Categories

Extreme Book Nerd for Kids starts February 1, 2017 and ends January 31, 2018. For more information, read our rules and eligibility section below.

Rules and Eligibility

In order to participate in Extreme Book Nerd for Kids, readers must be 12 years of age or younger, be independent readers with their own library cards, and not be participating in the teen challenge. The rest of the rules are as follows:

  • Read books that fit into 25 of the 26 categories (yes, you get to skip a category).
  • Read one book per category for a total of 25 books.
  • Books must be at least 100 pages.
  • Intermediate fiction does not count. Books must be junior fiction or higher.
  • Audiobooks are OK as long as their print versions are at least 100 pages.
  • Write the title, author, and a description of each book on the appropriate page in your reading booklet. The description can be a picture, a list of characters, your favorite part, a book review, etc.
  • You can count any book you finish between February 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018.
  • Return your reading booklet by Wednesday, January 31, 2018 to be eligible for a hoodie*.

* We’ll order hoodies after the program ends.

Reading Categories

Contest Rules