A book quiz is a fun way for a child to think about the books that they have read and also for them to discover new books, especially in their local library or in the school classroom. They are also a great activity for a rainy day in the school holidays or a classroom time filler. I love creating book quizzes, seeing which books a child chooses and then discussing their choices with them.
A book quiz that works for all ages asks the child to find books about specific items, places or activities. I recently gave my daughter a book quiz and she enjoyed finding books, some of her choices surprised me, especially the book that makes her laugh! You can download the template for our book quiz here.
These are the books that my daughter chose in her book quiz. It was interesting to sit back and watch her look for long forgotten books and find details in books that we haven’t noticed before.
We’re Going On A Book Hunt!
Can you find a book that has a crocodile in it? – Dangerous by Tim Warnes
Can you find a book with pirates in it? – The Night Pirates by Peter Harris and Deborah Allwright
Can you find a book set in different country to the one you live in? – Splash, Anna Hibiscus! by Atinuke and Lauren Tobia
Can you find a non fiction book? – Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz
Can you find a Christmas story? – Katie’s London Christmas by James Mayhew
Can you find a rhyming story? – Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
Can you find a book with a person’s name in the title? – That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell and Neil Layton
Can you find a story about best friends? – Friends by Helme Heine
Can you find a book with a hot air balloon in it? – The Hundred Decker Bus by Mike Smith
Can you find a book that makes you laugh? – The Book With No Pictures by B. J. Novak
This is just a basic book quiz, there are so many other variations that you can create. If you think of any more questions that could be included in a general book quiz please add them to the comments.