Each month, read a grade level book that matches the category on a square, and submit your mini book report to win a prize! Complete Bingo in May, and win a completion prize!


Sample Bingo card


  • Bingo runs from January through May 2024.

  • One prize per student per month.

  • You can catch up/start after January (i.e read 2 books in February), but will only get one prize per month.

  • Mini book reports must be submitted by the last school day of each month. They can be submitted either to the front office during the last week of the month, or via Google form.

  • Pick up one of the questions below and answer in complete sentences, one sentence per your grade. For example, 1st graders write one sentence, 2nd graders write two sentences, etc. if you are in a grade that's not a number (PreK/K) you can write 1 sentence and/or draw a picture.

    - What was your favorite part of the book?

    - What is something you learned from the book?

    - Would you recommend this book to your friends? Why or Why not?


    Hard copy/PDF version of bingo cards, click below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1qJUPLkveo_ntZwbAyAHgHnSPVkrEQ2s8/view?usp=drive_link
  • Google form, click below:




    If you already know what you want to read for each square and topic - great! Happy reading :) 


    If you need a little bit of help, not to worry! Here are some tips and book lists to get started.



    • You do not need to buy the books, the Orange County Public library system has all the books you’ll need and much more! You can either visit a library branch in person and browse, or use their online catalog to search for and request a book. You’ll need a library card to check out books, you can apply for one online if you don’t have one already.

    • If you do want to buy a book, consider buying it through Scholastic and supporting your teacher (check in with them for a class code if you don’t already have one).

    • A book can fit into multiple categories. For example the Newbery honor novel The Last Mapmaker could count towards Award winner OR Fiction. But it can not count as an Award winner AND Fiction. 

    • The books listed and linked to are largely recommended by professional librarians (either at Orange County or through the American Library Association), but it is ultimately the responsibility of the parent/guardian to determine if the book is appropriate for their student.

    • If you have questions or need help, reach out to bookclub@mycvpta.org

    Book lists


    Orange County Public Library Lists (mostly picture books, fiction and graphic novels)

    Kindergarten Book Lists | OC Public Libraries

    1st and 2nd Grade

    2nd and 3rd Grade

    3rd and 4th grade

    4th and 5th Grade

    5th and 6th Grade



    award LIST

    Caldecott medal & honor books

    The Caldecott, annually recognizes the preceding year's "most distinguished American picture book for children".

    Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Caldecott Medal & Honor Books, 1938 to present


    Newbery medal & honor books

    The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children to the author of "the most distinguished contributions to American literature for children".

    Association for Library Service to Children Newbery Medal Winners & Honor Books, 1922 – Present


    Coretta Scott King award

    The Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given annually to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.

    Coretta Scott King Book Awards - All Recipients, 1970-Present | Round Tables


    Geisel award & honor books

    The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award is given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during the preceding year.

    (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award winners and honor books, 2006 - present


    Pura Belpré

    The Pura Belpré Award is a recognition presented to a Latino or Latina author and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino cultural experience in a work of literature for children or youth.

    Pura Belpré Award and Honor Books, 1996 to present


    Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal

    The Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Medal is awarded annually to the most distinguished informational book published in the United States in English during the preceding year.

    (Robert F.) Sibert Medal and Honor Books, 2001-present


    Mildred L. Batchelder Award

    The Mildred L. Batchelder Award is awarded to a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originating in a country other than the United States and in a language other than English and subsequently translated into English for publication in the United States during the preceding year.

    (Mildred L.) Batchelder Award winners, 1968-Present




    Children's Biography Books for Sale | The Scholastic Parent Store


    picture books for older children (from Reading Middle Grade)


    The Pink Umbrella by Amelie Callot
    Marshmallow Clouds by Ted Kooser & Connie Wanek
    Love in the Library by Maggie Tokuda-Hall
    Watercress by Andrea Wang
    Elephants Come Home by Kim Tomsic
    Girl on a Motorcycle by Amy Novesky
    The Oldest Student by Rita Lorraine Hubbard
    Big by Vashti Harrison
    When You Can Swim by Jack Wong
    The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah-Jones & Renée Watson Solitary Animals: Introverts of the Wild by Michaela Goade
    Berry Song by Kelly Yang
    Yes We Will: Asian Americans Who Shaped This Country by Raman Prinja Wonders of the Night Sky by Raman Prinja
    Do You Remember? by Sydney Smith
    Dreamers by Yuyi Morales




    Wild Symphony by Dan Brown
    Life Doesn't Frighten Me by Maya Angelou
    Black Is a Rainbow Color by Angela Joy
    Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost
    Just Like Me by Vanessa Brantley
    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood by Fred Rogers
    Change Sings by Amanda Gorman
    Wet Cement A Mix of Concrete Poems by Bob Raczka
    I’ve Lost My Hippopotamus by Jack Prelutsky, illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic
    I’m No Good at Rhyming and Other Nonsense for Mischievous Kids and Immature Grown-Ups by Chris Harris, illustrated by Lane Smith

    Book Speak! Poems About Books by Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Josee Bisaillon



    Questions? Reach out to bookclub@mycvpta.org


    One prize per student per month.

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