Xtreme Reads Guidelines
Xtreme Reads is an additional reading challenge option for motivated readers entering grades 3 through 6; May 18 through July 27.
Go to the Beanstack Website for access to the Xtreme Summer Reading Program.
-If you've participated in an online reading program with O'Neal Library before then you already have a Beanstack account. Use your username and password to log in. If you don’t remember your information follow the links to reset your password OR get in touch with Ms. Morgan at ONLxtremereads@gmail.com for help.
-If you’ve never participated in summer reading at the O’Neal Library then create a new account.
Select the Challenges tab or click on the O'Neal Library logo in the upper left corner.
Find the "2021 Xtreme Summer Reading" and click on "Register for this Challenge."
Read a book that fits a badge listed below. On the Activity Badge page enter your book’s information (title, author, and number of pages) AND the required response. The Activity Badge icon should change from gray to full color and appear under the “Earned Badges” tab.
***Books must be 100+ pages.***
***Read a different book for each challenge***
***Challenges can be completed in any order, but please complete all 20 original challenges before repeating any.***
Each time you complete a challenge, you will be entered into 2 drawings: a weekly gift card drawing AND the end-of-summer drawing to win one of our grand prizes (one iPad Mini and other prizes). Grand Prize Winners will be announced July 29th.
For every 5 challenges you complete you win 1 book from the book room, up to 8 books.
See the Summer Reading Calendar for more information about how to select and pick up your prize books.
Download the Xtreme Reads handout in pdf format.
||Post on your Activity Badge
||Read a Newbery Award winner or honor book. Click here for a list of suggested titles.
|Does this book deserve to be an award winner? Why or why not?
||Read a book with a movie or TV tie-in. Click here for a list of suggested titles.
|Which was better, the book or the movie/TV show?
|#3 Graphic Novel
||Read a graphic novel. (You may read more than one book to total at least 100 pages.)
||Post five words that describe the book.
|#4 Something’s Cooking
||Read a cookbook and make one of the recipes.
(The cookbook can be less than 100 pages.)
|Post what you made.
Was it delicious?
||Read a book set in a different country.
||Post which country the book took place in and if you’d ever want to visit there.
||A different genre will be posted each week on the Xtreme page. Read a book in one of these genres.
Week 1: To Be Announced
|Post what genre you read. Did you like those kinds of books?
||Read a fantasy book.
||Write a review.
||Read a book published the year you were born.
Book Lists: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
|Write the year and a review.
|#9 Let’s Get Real
||Read a nonfiction book.
Write three things you learned from the book.
||Read a book from your school's summer reading list.
Write a review.
||Read a book recommended by a friend.
Post who recommended the book and if you liked it.
||Read a book by someone whose last name begins with the same letter as your last name. (Ex: John Smith would read a book by an author whose last name starts with S.)
Your first and last initials and the author's first and last name.
|#13 Diversify Your Reading
||Read a book written by a BIPOC author.
A BIPOC author is Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. Click here for a list of suggested authors.
Write a review.
|#14 The Present
||Read a book published in 2021.
Post five words that describe the book.
|#15 Solve the Case
||Read a mystery.
Did you figure out the mystery before the end?
||Read a book suggested by an O'Neal Librarian.
Did you enjoy the suggestion?
||Read a novel in verse or a collection of poetry. Click here for a list of suggested titles.
Write a poem.
|18. Change It Up
||Listen to an audiobook or read an ebook.
Write a review.
You can use a camera phone to make your videos. Send your video or picture to the email address ONLxtremereads@gmail.com.
Include your name and the book's title, author, and number of pages in the email.
Once your email has been received you'll be sent a code word to enter on your Xtreme Reads page to receive credit.
#19 Book Talk
Submit a video commercial for a book of your choice (not a book you used for a previous challenge).
Feel free to get creative!
#20 Tails and Tales
Read an animal book (fiction or non-fiction). Create an animal costume from things you have around the house. Get creative!
Take a picture of yourself dressed up in your costume and don’t forget to include what you’re dressed up as in the email.