Missions
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Adventure Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you an adventure explorer?  To obtain the adventure explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the adventure genre! These books deal with traveling the world, epic fights, and exploring! Browse and look for the adventure sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

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Mission Badge
Animal Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you an animal explorer?  To obtain the animal explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 nonfiction animal books! These books with give you information about real animals in the world! Browse and look for the 590s in our nonfiction section or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Animal Yoga
Pre-K 2021 Tails & Tales for Ages Birth- Preschool

Learn about animals by acting them out through simple yoga poses for kids. Follow the animal yoga sequence below or make up your own yoga journey!

Earns You
Mission Badge
Biography Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a biography explorer?  To obtain the biography explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the biography genre! These books all are about the real lives of real people and how they’ve helped the world! Browse the EJ and J Biography books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Classics Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a classics explorer?  To obtain the classics explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books that are considered classics! Browse and look for the classics sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Destination Discovery
Elementary Winter Explorers 2021

Write a paragraph describing a fun place you have visited.  Or, draw a picture of a place you have traveled to.  Upload picture here.  

Earns You
Mission Badge
Emojis Tale
Teen 2021 Tails & Tales

Use the Emojis to guess the name of the book. How well do you know your Emojis?

Earns You
Mission Badge
Fairy & Folk Tale Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a fairy & folk tales explorer?  To obtain the fairy & folk tales explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 fairy & folk tale books! Browse and look for the fairy & folk tale sticker on the spine of the books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Fantasy Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a fantasy explorer?  To obtain the fantasy explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the fantasy genre! These books deal with dragons, magic, and all things fantastical! Browse and look for the fantasy sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Graphic Novel Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a graphic novel explorer?  To obtain the graphic novel explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books that are graphic novels! These books deal so many different subjects from fiction to nonfiction, but all are told with sequential pictures and text! Browse and look for the graphic novel sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Historical Fiction Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a historical fiction explorer?  To obtain the historical fiction explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the historical fiction genre! These books are set in the past, sometimes made up and sometimes set during real life events! Browse and look for the historical fiction sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
History Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a history explorer?  To obtain the history explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 nonfiction history books! These books are set in the past, telling us facts about historical events and the people that did them! Browse the 900s nonfiction section or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Match the Tail
Elementary 2021 Tails & Tales Entering Grades K-5

Do you love animals? Guess what animal each tail belongs to! *Need a hint? Try one of these! Alligator, beaver, chameleon, elephant, giraffe, lemur, pig, tiger, whale, zebra.

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Mission Badge
Mystery Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a mystery explorer?  To obtain the mystery explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the mystery genre! These books deal with detectives, sleuthing out clues and solving crimes. Browse and look for the mystery sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

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Mission Badge
National Aviation Day Mission
Teen 2020 Imagine Your Story

August 19th is National Aviation Day.  Create your own airplane out of materials found in your home.

Earns You
Mission Badge
Poetry Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a poetry explorer?  To obtain the poetry explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the poetry  genre! These books all contain poems, are about poetry, and some are even novels in verse! Browse the 808, 811 and 821 Nonfiction books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
School Stories Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a school stories explorer?  To obtain the school stories explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the school stories genre! These books deal with school, friendship, and fitting in. Browse and look for the realistic sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Science Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a science explorer?  To obtain the science explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 nonfiction science books! These books deal can be facts about chemistry, space, or even the weather! Browse in the 500-620 nonfiction section or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Science Fiction Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a science fiction explorer?  To obtain the science fiction explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books in the science fiction genre! These books deal with space, the future of science, and out of this world adventures. Browse and look for the science fiction sticker on the spine of our books or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Sports Explorer
500 Books Before High School for K-8th Grade

Are you a sports explorer?  To obtain the sports explorer badge, we challenge you to read 10 books that deal with sports - nonfiction or fiction! These books deal with sports, people that play them, and sometimes even major sporting events! Browse and look for the sports sticker on the spine of our books, browse the 790s in our nonfiction section or consult this suggested reading list. Once you find and read a book, don’t forget to complete the activity with the title.  Remember, these are only books you read after you started our 500 Books Before High School program! 

Earns You
Mission Badge
Writer's Block
Teen 2020 Imagine Your Story

Every writer has moments when their mind goes blank. It can be frustrating and annoying when you really want to write something, but just don’t know where to start. Use the following activities to help you turn that blank page into an unforgettable story!



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