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Travel the World in Books Readathon, Day 11-Children’s Activity Atlas and Book Scavenger Hunt


Welcome to Day 11 of our Travel the World in Books Readathon!  We have had a lot of fun bringing you author interviews for books set all over the world: Adria Cimino and Jan Moran took us to France, Renita d’Silva took us to India and Rebecca Stonehill took us to Spain. We also had some great book bloggers bringing you fun challenges: Guiltless Reader helped us create amazing book maps to visualize our book travels, Girl XOXO challenged us to share our book recommendations from another part of the world, Lost in Books inspired us to create our own poetry from book titles from around the world.  It’s been a fun couple weeks and I have one more mini-challenge game to bring you today after a word from our guest post.

Review of the Children’s Activity Atlas by Jenny Slater from Mother Daughter & Son Book Reviews

I enjoy getting kids book recommendations from Renee at Mother-Daughter Book Reviews. She gives her honest opinion from both the parent and child’s point of view. She hosts great giveaways and lately I’ve been happy to be a part of the book blasts she hosts to bring attention to some fantastic kids books. I was thrilled when Renee agreed to giveaway one hardcover copy of the Children’s Activity Atlas to one of our Readathon participants. This giveaway is open to international readers, so enter to win and explore the world with your kids!  Stop by her blog to see her review of the Children’s Activity Atlas.

childrens activity atlas


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Book Scavenger Hunt Mini-Challenge

I saw this Book Scavenger Hunt on the Book Monsters blog during the Bout of Books Readathon and thought it was do fun, I wanted to do it myself for our Readathon.

This challenge asks you to take pictures of your books (or find book covers online) for each of the categories.  Share each picture with me on Instagram, Twitter using the #TraveltheWorldinBooksRAT or in the comments.  That’s it,  have fun and be sure to search for the #TraveltheWorldinBooksRAT hashtag on Instagram/Twitterto find others who are participating. Complete at least 3 categories to earn an extra entry for the giveaway of 19 books from around the world! The challenge and the giveaways end on September 14, 2014 at 11:59pm, the official end of the Readathon.

1. Your TBR of books from around the world.
2. A book cover with a flag, map or people dressed in their culture’s traditional clothes.
3. Book cover from one of your favorite books from around the world.
4. Your favorite reading spot.
5. Book cover of a nonfiction book from around the world you would like to read.
6. Book cover of a fiction book from around the world you would like to read.
7. Book cover with a foreign country name or city in the title.
8. Book cover with food from another country in the title or on the cover.
9. Book written by an author from another country than where you live.
10. Book set in a country you’d like to visit or have visited.

Here are some of mine:

#1-Part of my TBR
#1 My Kids TBR
first darling of the morning
#2-Traditional Asian Indian clothes
#4 favorite reading spot
#7-Foreign city in title















Hope you enjoy this mini challenge!

Co-Host Becca from Lost in Books Takes Us Away to North, Central and South Americas

I’ve been enjoying Becca’s book recommendations from all over the world. Today, she’s visiting a little closer to home (at least for me) and giving us her recommendations from the Americas. Check out her great list and tell us what you recommend from North and South America.

What sorts of activities do you like to do with your kids to encourage learning about our world? Do you enjoy Instagram? What mini-challenges have you enjoyed? What are your recommendations for books to read set in or by authors from North, Central or South America? Let us know, we love to hear from you!

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    1. Thanks so much Renee, everyone is excited to hear about the Children’s Activity Atlas. Thanks for reviewing and giving away a copy as part of our Readathon! Hope you’ll join us again next time too!

  1. Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your TBR list, Tanya. Many of them are on mine too. And my favorite reading spot is my bed too 🙂 So look forward to a book in bed at the end of a long day.

    1. Reading in bed is the best, especially on rainy nights. We have been getting lots of night storms this week. Hope you will join our Travel the World in Books Reading Challenge too, just encourages participants to read books from other countries, which I know you already do! 🙂

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