On Your Marks Summer Reading Challenge

This summer, Adventures in Odyssey Clubhouse wants you to get on your marks—bookmarks, that is.

Between June 1 and August 31, read 2014 pages of age-appropriate books. (No, coloring books don't count.) You can find a cool racetrack in the June issue to help you chart your progress.

At the end of the summer, send us your complete reading list. For example:
The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis (257 pages)
So Not Okay by Nancy Rue (256 pages)
Illustrated Study Bible: Genesis (48 pages)

Attach a photo of yourself to the list, and don't forget to include your first and last name, birth date and full address. All entries must be postmarked by September 2, 2014. This summer reading challenge is limited to Clubhouse readers and their siblings. Everyone who successfully completes the challenge will receive a cool surprise in November.

As part of your 2014 pages, you must include at least 100 pages of Fiction, 100 pages of Faith Builders and 100 pages of Christian Biography in your summer reading.

Fiction

Any book with a made-up story, location or characters. You can choose fantasy, science fiction, mystery, westerns, historical fiction or modern stories. Maybe this is the year you read The Hobbit or Jacob Have I Loved. As long as it's OK with your parents, it's OK with us.

Summer Reading Challenge -- Fiction

Not sure where to start? Here are a few suggestions:
Bible KidVentures (Old Testament and New Testament)
"The Imagination Station" series
Passages
"The Quest for Truth" series

Faith Builders

Any non-fiction book that helps you grow closer to God. You can choose the Bible (of course), a devotional or a book that explains what it means to be a Christian.

Summer Reading Challenge -- Faith Builders

Not sure where to start? Here are a few suggestions:
Devotions for Super Average Kids (Book 1 and Book 2)
Adventures in Odyssey 90 Devotions for Kids (Book 1 and Book 2)
Case for Christ for Kids 90-Day Devotional
Be the Change

Christian Biography

Get inspired by Christian heroes past and present. There are so many cool missionaries and church leaders you could choose! Books about Christian athletes, musicians or actors must include some mention of their faith.

Summer Reading Challenge -- Christian Biography

Not sure where to start? Here are a few suggestions:
Corrie ten Boom: Shining in the Darkness
Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith
Hero Tales
Mariano Rivera: Playing With Purpose

Note: Our recommendations may not fit every Clubhouse family. Talk to your parents about which books are right for you.

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