Online Reading Challenges

Updated February 3, 2021
MBCA Reading Challenge
We're excited to share a variety of online reading challenges, including ongoing challenges, themed challenges, and our virtual summer reading program. Discover a new way to keep track of your reading when you sign up for a free Beanstack account for yourself or your whole family.
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Our current challenges include:
  • Black History Month Challenge


    For all ages (0 – 99+)  |  throughout February 2021

    This challenge encourages 10 hours of reading and offers a variety of engaging activities to support learning during Black History Month. Check out our Black Lives Matter book list for  some suggested titles.
  • MCBA 2021 Reading Challenge


    For grades 4 – 6  |  ends June 1st

    Earn badges for reading or listening to books that have been nominated for a 2021 Massachusetts Children's Book Award. Read 3 titles and write a review for one of the books you read to complete the challenge and be entered into our raffle drawing!
  • 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten


    For ages 0 – 5

    Enjoy reading 1,000 books with your little ones! Log reading and earn badges all along the way.
  • Graphic Novel Reading Challenge


    For grades K – 5 

    Earn badges for the time you spend reading, plus activity badges inspired by the art of graphic novels!