Booklists to Help With Complete Your Summer Challenge 2023

The Herrick District Library Summer Challenge is back again for 2023! With multiple ways to participate, it is easier than ever to get reading, watching, listening, and attending. The theme for this year’s Summer Challenge is Choose Your Adventure. Living up to the title, patrons are able to choose from over twenty different adventures. As participants work through their adventures, they will gain experience points that will ultimately net them some fun prizes. These adventures can range from easy, such as “Read an eBook,” to something a little more challenging, like “Read a book where the author has the same initials as you.” To give you a jumpstart on some of the harder Summer Challenge adventures, we’ve gone ahead and compiled some books lists to help you on your journey. For the sake of easier browsing, we have linked to each list, so do not hesitate to view the full lists and see what other titles are offered and what the librarians are saying about each book. Enjoy!

Books Lists for Novices (Ages 0-5):

Graphic Novels for Ages 0-5

Picture Books About Adventure

Fact Books for Little Kids

Picture Books with Animal Best Friends

My Kid's Favorite Books

Bedtime Math

Book Lists for Apprentices (Ages 5-11)

Picture Books with Maps

Kids Book Adaptations

Fairy Tale Picture Books

Early Chapter Books About Animals

Poetry for Young Children


Book Lists for Experts (Ages 11-18)

Middle Grade Animal Stories

Books in Verse for Kids

YA Books with Maps in Them

YA Books with Crowns on the Cover

YA Books with Names in the Title

YA Books with a Color in the Title

Books with a Break-up

Kids Fantasy Chapter Books

Fantasy Books with Maps for Kids

Middle Grade Book Adaptations

Middle Grade Fairytales

Ella Enchanted

Book Lists for Masters (Ages 18 and up)

Artisan Class

Noble Class

Mage Class

Knight Class

Break-up Books

Classic Retellings


Crown on the Cover

Books About Friendship

The Fifth Season