We absolutely love books in our homeschool, and we are always on the lookout for more fun ways to encourage reading. This book scavenger hunt is great for kids of all ages but aimed at elementary-aged kids (we still play it in middle school though.)
This book scavenger hunt printable is a fantastic game to play either at home, at school, or even better in a library. If you are playing with multiple children they can either work in teams or alone.
The winner of course is the one that finds all of the books listed first.
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Library Scavenger Hunt
This book scavenger hunt printable is an absolutely great way to introduce new, and different books to children.
There are 15 books that need to be found:
- Animal on the front cover (or about an animal)
- Christmas book (check out our favorite Christmas read alouds)
- Roald Dahl book (see our favorite Roald Dahl books)
- Turned into a movie
- Autobiography (or a biography)
- A book about sports (either playing sports on the front cover, or a character plays a sport)
- Empty bookshelf
- Books about pirates (see our favorite pirate books for kids)
- Book about friends
- A car on the front cover (or about cars)
- About witches or wizards
- Geography book (top 20 geography books for kids)
- Book set in the past (see our favorite homeschool history books)
- Self-help book
- Music book (could be sheet music or a book where the characters play a musical instrument.)
How to Play The Book Scavenger Hunt?
Download the printable book hunt below. There is 1 page with 15 images. Make sure to check the printer settings.
This free printable library scavenger hunt is free to print but is for personal and classroom use only. Scroll to the bottom of the page and add your email address to get the pdf file.
Can I adapt this for older students?
As older kids often get left out of the fun, I wanted to give you some ideas on how to adapt this book hunt for older students.
They can still hunt for the books, but this time, tell them to find a book they have already read.
Then give a short summary of the books. This can either be a fun writing activity or a discussion.
Get the kids to read one of the books and then write a book review on it.
Get the kids to read a book that has been turned into a movie and then write a comparison report.
Free book printables
Other free book printables we have created for you to download:
- Book bingo is a great summer reading challenge.
- Book report for 3rd grade students
- Middle school book report template
- Compare and contrast movie and book template
- Reading log printable keep track of all of the books the children have read.
- Free printable summer reading log
Other school scavenger hunt printables you will enjoy:
- Garden scavenger hunt get the kids outside exploring with this outdoor scavenger hunt.
- Earth Day scavenger hunt is a fun way to talk to the kids about the planet and being green.
- Star Wars scavenger hunt is another fun hunt for a rainy day.
- Zoo Scavenger Hunt an outside scavenger hunt if you are going on a field trip.
- Homeschool scavenger hunt. A great stationery hunt if it is raining for school or home.
I highly recommend getting a storage clipboard and keeping all of our free scavenger hunts together and leaving them in the car! These make a perfect, and free, boredom buster!
Tips for downloading the free files
Below you will see a large sign-up box where you need to add your name and email address, and press I NEED THIS NOW!
Within minutes you will be sent the free PDF directly to your email address, so you can print it out and start using it immediately.
Sometimes emails get a little wonky, so if you can’t see it, please check your spam folder where I am sure it is hiding.
Download the book scavenger hunt free printable
Last Updated on 21 October 2023 by homeschoolof1