2023 Free Printable Book Bingo – Summer Reading Challenge

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Book bingo is a great summer game, but can, and should be, played year round.

We love reading in this house, and in fact, our son has enjoyed books long before he could read. Yes I know we are blessed. But I am still always on the lookout for fun ways to encourage reading, and for the summer months, I have created this book bingo.

We actually play it all the time and there is a printout of it in his bedroom. As soon as he gets “bingo” he gets a prize. But I will explain more about that later.

Carry on reading for the free printable (at the bottom of the post) and also see what kids books we use to help us get BINGO!

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Book bingo for kids

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Book Bingo

We just love to make a challenge out of things, so this game is a perfect time to get even more books! There are a number of ways to win:

5 in a row – Of course the traditional BINGO – if he gets 5 in a row he gets to choose a book to buy from Amazon.

All the books round the edge of the board – He gets to buy a book of his choosing, plus $10 Amazon voucher to spend on what he wants!

All of the books! – This will take some time, but when he has read all of the books on the book bingo, the prize is a book of his choosing, plus a $25 Amazon gift voucher!

Being a homeschool mom, any excuse to buy more books is a bonus, especially if they are books he actually wants to read!

Scroll down further to download your FREE printable!

book bingo reading challenge

Why not create book reports for all of the books they read? A great way to encourage them to write, and make sure they have understood the book properly.

If you are looking for a different book bingo I recommend these from Etsy.

Reading Bingo Challenge

If you are struggling to know what books to get I have given some ideas for Book Bingo, however, the library will definitely be able to help you too. If you are still looking for more books check out our favorite 100 books for 9 year old boys and over 40 books for 13 year old boys that they won’t want to put down.

Read a book:

That has been turned into a movie

Harry Potter – with these books he reads the book first and then will watch the movie. What I love about this is he will write a book report and then write a comparison report for book vs movie which gets added to his homeschool portfolio!

13 year old boy reading Harry Potter

With an animal on the cover

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

About an historical event

Separate is never equal

Joke book

Check out our favorite joke books for kids here.

I Funny by James Patterson

Reading I Funny by James Patterson

Funniest Joke Book Ever

With a number in the title

I am Number Four

Walk Two Moons

Prize-winning book

Amari and the Knight Brothers

Written by an author who is famous for something else

David Walliams

Book bingo suggestion Grandpas Great Escape


I’m Just No Good at Rhyming

Spike Milligan Silly Verse for Kids

Set in the future

I, Robot

Kids self-help books

If you are looking for kids philosophy books check out my latest blog post

Big Ideas for Curious Minds by The School of Life

Books to do with sports

Weird but True Sports

The Boy Who Never Gave Up

Set in another country

When Life Gives you Mangoes

The Water Princess

Books about a President

Check out 15 of our favorite President books for kids.

Ben Franklins in my bathroom! (A Founding Father is close enough!!!!) Celebrate the life and achievements of one of America’s founding fathers with our free Benjamin Franklin coloring pages.

Boy reading Ben Franklin's in my bathroom book

Weird But True Presidents

Who is Barack Obama?

Kids Books with only 1 word in the title

Matilda (check out our Roald Dahl Day activities)


Printable Book Bingo

Make sure you choose the correct paper size and click on the shrink to fit button. All of our free printables work better when printed on cardstock (this is the one we use and love.)

Other summer printables you will enjoy:

Last Updated on 15 September 2022 by homeschoolof1

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