Finally the annual summer moment we all have been waiting for! Announcing #kbcBookBingo2023!
It’s back with even more awesome prompts to keep our #kbcchildoos really busy busy! Without further ado, let’s get into what lies ahead this summer…
Like last year, we have three categories:
#kbcBookBingoToddler (0-3 years) [Check out awesome sample from 2022]
#kbcBookBingoJr (4-7 years) [Check out awesome sample from 2022]
#kbcBookBingoSr (8 years+) [Check out awesome sample from 2022]
So how does #kbcBookBingo work?
In the next
30 45 days days your child needs to:
a) read the listed kind of books according to the prompts (in any order!) [if you have read the books recently in the last month or so that’s totally fine!]
b) then share the list along with a mini review of each book in a few lines here on kidsbookcafe.com
c) click the group photograph of ALL THE BOOKS YOUR CHILD HAS READ – either spread out or as a stack or a combo of the two! And then add the image in the post here. (kindly ensure your image size is LESS THAN 200KB – 1OOKB is ideal)
d) If your child is in between an age group – eg 3 years and 6 months, then please stick to the Toddler (0-3 years) group.
1. For #kbcBookBingoToddler (0-3 years)
#kbcbookbingotoddler PROMPT LIST (0-3 years)
- A yellow coloured book
- Leaf or flower on the cover
- A book with siblings
- A book that features mom
- A book that features dad
- A bedtime book
- Lift the flap book
- A cat book
- A book by Debi Gliori
- A book on first experiences
- A book that makes you giggle
- A book on big emotions
- A book that was helpful in addressing an issue
- A book you love for the illustrations
- A book by an Indian author
- A book that has food in the title
- A book with a stuffed animal
- A book about a day out with family
- A book that teaches an important lesson
- Grown up’s favourite book in the house
- A hand-me down book you are attached to
- A book you tore
- A book you have carried to bed and slept with
- A book written in rhyme (not nursery rhymes)
- A book your grandparent read to you
- A book that has food stains on it
- A book given to you so mom/dad could have tea in peace!
- A book by Wonder House
- A book you gift often
- A book you got from kbc recommendations
2. For #kbcBookBingoJr (4-7 years)
#kbcBookBingoJr PROMPT LIST (4-7 years)
- A book with pirates
- A book with siblings
- A book with grandparents
- A book by your favourite Indian author
- A book by Mark Sperring
- Any Indian language book
- A book set outdoors or in nature
- A book about bugs
- A book set in winter
- A biography
- A book set in another country
- A book about someone making the best out of a sticky situation
- A book with a bird on the cover
- A non-fiction book
- An inspiring book
- A book that helped address an issue
- A book published by Parragon Publishing
- A book with a human-animal duo
- A book with a vegetable’s name in the title
- A book with the letter Z in the title
- A second hand book
- A book with stars on the cover
- A book about books
- A book with a villain
- A book that has a royal character
- A book that focuses on cooking or baking
- The most engaging Activity Book
- A book you gift often
- An early chapter book you enjoyed
- A book you got from kbc recommendations
3. For #kbcBookBingoSr (8 years+)
#kbcBookBingoSr PROMPT LIST (8 years+)
This is Aarini’s sample bingo of PROMPTS ALONG WITH THE BOOKS SHE SELECTED to give you an idea!
1. An Indian historical fiction book – The Chowpatty Cooking Club
2. A book by your favourite Indian author – Savi and The Memory Keeper by Bijal V
3. A hOle book by Duckbill (Penguin Random House) – Timmi In Tangles
4. A book based on a true story – Tipu, Sultan Of The Siwaliks
5. A book where the author’s name starts with the same letter as yours – Gravepyres School for the Recently Deceased by Anita Roy
6. A book turned into a movie/show – A Series Of Unfortunate Events
7. A book that breaks gender stereotypes – Pinkoo Shergill Pastry Chef
8. A self-help book – You Are Awesome
9. A spy thriller/juicy mystery – Murder At Daisy Apartments
10. A book with an unexpected twist – Saira Zariwala Is Afraid
11. A book where you wanted to be the protagonist – Along Came A Spyder
12. A book where a character is keeping a big secret – Alex Rider
13. A book you wish you wrote – Boy No. 32
14. A book whose author you want to meet – Mandira Shah – Children Of The Hidden Land
15. A book that has an LGBTQIA+ theme – Rick
16. A book set in another world/space/galaxy/aliens – Nimona
17. A graphic novel – Catwad
18. A book with a villain – The Mysterious Benedict Society
19. A book you gift often – Ikigai For Teens
20. A book you got from kbc recommendations – Jukebox
Now that the exciting prompts have been shared, let’s get into the HOW AND WHERE!
1) If you don’t have an account on our website, to sign up on kidsbookcafe.com, simply write to firstname.lastname@example.org – we will create an account for you.
2) Add a post – share your list of 30 books (for Toddlers & Juniors) or 20 books (for Seniors) + mini reviews (your original content only. PLEASE DO NOT COPY THE SYNOPSIS/REVIEWS FROM ANYWHERE – YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED) with the photograph of all the books you read (books to be stacked or spread across). Kindly ensure your image size is LESS THAN 200KB – 1OOKB is ideal. Please try to include uncommon books that you have RECENTLY READ in the last couple of months!
3) Write a unique title – Mention child’s name (eg. Aarini’s list of awesome reads for 15 year olds #kbcBookBingoSr )
4) Use Hashtag #kbcBookBingoToddler/Jr/Sr in the title as well.
6) Age group for participation: 0-15 years (kids in this age group can participate and parents can post for them on the site) for residents of India only (as shipping abroad is an issue). Parents must be members of our super engaged Facebook Group.
7) #kbcBookBingo2023 ENDS
JUNE 30, 2023 (EOD), JULY 15, 2023 (EOD) which means you need to post your entries here on kidsbookcafe.com by then.
Important note: If the content of any post does not meet the editorial standards of kidsbookcafe.com, the post will not be approved. If the photograph doesn’t include all the 30 books (for Toddlers & Juniors) or 20 books (for Seniors) then that participant will be disqualified. Team Kids Book Café retains the right to publish reader-worthy content and choose winners of the #kbcBookBingo Toddler, Jr & Sr versions. Their decision is final.
THE BEST 50 ORIGINAL READING LISTS WILL WIN A BOOK EACH!
As you know, these reading lists not only are a way of rewarding our kbc childoos, they also help many many other parents who reach out for age appropriate book recommendations. So we urge you to share uncommon, recent reads that make unique lists and not lists of books that everyone already knows about! If you have already participated in the past, KINDLY AVOID REPEATING ANY BOOKS IN YOUR LIST FROM YOUR PREVIOUS LISTS.
Winners who receive books will also have the privilege of posting a review of the book they won on kidsbookcafe.com!
PRIZES & GRATITUDE!
Many thanks to all of our #kbcBookBingo Partners for supporting us in this initiative by providing us their books as prizes for our childoo winners!!
Wonder House Books (for #kbcBookBingoToddler and #kbcBookBingoJr)
15 books from Wonder House will be given out as prizes to our childoos PLUS 15 SURPRISE BOOKS FROM FINGERPRINT PUBLISHING WILL BE GIVEN TO THE PARENTS!
Pinkfong Series (all 5 books)
Pop-up transport (3 books – airplane, truck and bus)
Seek and Find – home and places (2)
Little Krishna (1)
Sonia Mehta’s Always Happy books (4)
Sam and Mi (for #kbcBookBingoToddler and #kbcBookBingoJr)
5 Books are up for grabs from Sam & Mi:
Nini for Ms Nunu (1)
The Leaky Beak (2)
Adventures of Samara and Alphabet- The First Magic Trick (2)
PARRAGON PUBLISHING (for #kbcBookBingoJr)
10 lucky childoos will get a book each from Parragon Publishing!
Storyseeker: The Great Big Terrible Troll (2)
Storyseeker: Home Sweet Home (2)
Storyseeker: The Peacock Who Talked Too Much (2)
Five-Minute Stories for 4 Year Olds
Counting Caterpillar (Fold-out Book)
Follow That Sausage Dog!
Follow That Bunny!
TALKING CUB (an imprint of Speaking Tiger Books) for #kbcBookBingoJr.
PENGUIN INDIA (for #kbcBookBingoSr)
[Duckbill is an imprint of Penguin Random House India]
10 participants in the #kbcBookBingoSr category each will get their choice of a Duckbill book!
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