Free Book Scavenger Hunt – How to Have Fun With Books At The Library

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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 is a fantastic game to play either at home (if you have loads of books as we do) 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.

Why not incorporate our free reading log printables with this too? It’s another great way to incentivize reading!

library and book scavenger hunt

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Book Scavenger Hunt

There are 15 books that need to be found:

  • Animal on the front cover (or about an animal)
  • Cookbook (or where a character enjoys cooking)
  • Shakespeare (see How To Teach Your Child Shakespeare)
  • Turned into a movie
  • Autobiography (or a biography)
  • Sports book (either playing sports on the front cover, or a character plays a sport)
  • Number in the title
  • History book (or anything set in the past, check out our top 10 homeschool history books)
  • Dictionary
  • Superhero book
  • A car on the front cover
  • A book about dinosaurs (or on the cover)
  • Geography book (top 20 geography books for kids)
  • Self-help book
  • Music book (could be sheet music or a book where the characters play a musical instrument.)

As we are always looking for ways to make these games harder as we are now in middle school, bonus points are given if the child has already read the book and can give a quick summary about what happens.

book scavenger hunt

Younger children though may need a little help, especially with the Shakespeare one (we have included it as there are so many books that have been inspired by Shakespeare and we have been studying him for at least a year.) Books including the Lion King (Hamlet) could be used. Or if you are really struggling change it to another famous author such as Dr. Seuss or Roald Dahl.

Other free book printables we have created for you to download for free:

Our favorite books can be found here:

Book Scavenger Hunt Free Printable

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

Other scavenger hunt printables:

Last Updated on 15 September 2022 by homeschoolof1

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