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Find Your Spark Challenge

Readers of all ages can join in the fun of Children’s Book Week with this year’s Find Your Spark Challenge. The 2023 theme, Read Books. Spark Change. encourages you to think about books as a spark for positive change. This change can take place inside yourself and/or within your community (ex: your family unit, your classroom, school, neighborhood, town, city).

Follow the steps in the Challenge guide below to find your/their newest spark!

How it Works

How to facilitate the challenge for kids:

  • Share the scavenger hunt options with kids and ask them to find books that spark something in them. Join them in different places where books can be found and the search can be fun together! 
  • Help kids read one (or more) of the books they found.
  • Help kids take the spark they found and turn it into something they can share — a story, video, drawing, sculpture, poster, or whatever else they can think of.
  • Did they discover a few different sparks in the books read? Think of ways to connect them.
  • Download the Find Your Spark Certificate (coming soon) and fill it out for kids who complete the challenge.
  • Share! Share sparks, books read, and things created by posting online using #ReadBooksSparkChange or emailing us at cbc.info@cbcbooks.org (Subject line: Finding Your Spark Challenge).

Find Your Spark Activities

Activities and resources are available!

Find Your Spark Challenge


Kids of all ages can participate on their own, with adults, or in groups to find their spark. By completing activities in three categories of the challenge, readers of all ages can pinpoint their spark and fill out a free certificate to display or use on an inspiration board. Download and fill out the Find Your Spark certificate!

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