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Free Press Book Club Summer Reading Challenge for Kids is back in session!

With the help of our partners at McNally Robinson Booksellers, we’ve once again chosen four different books for each of three age groups (7 to 9, 10 to 12 and 13 to 15), the details of which you’ll see as you scroll further down this page. There is a wide range of genres, themes and perspectives for kids to explore, including a few local authors.

All of these books are available at McNally Robinson, and most can also be found at the Winnipeg Public Library.

Kids can read books from whatever age category they want, in whatever order they want, as slowly or as quickly as they want and will also have the opportunity to submit reviews of the books they’ve read. The Free Press will run a selection of those reviews in print in our Saturday books section twice throughout the summer. More details on that to come!

For the next few weeks, we’ll be sending important emails and reading resources to those who register below, as well as directions that will explain how to submit reviews.

If you registered your email address with us last summer, you’re already on the list so you don’t need to register again.

Keep scrolling to learn more about the books on our 2021 reading lists.

Reader Reviews

Click on each book cover to learn more about it

Ages 7 to 9

Ages 10 to 12

Ages 13 to 15

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