The Huntington County 4-H Reading project is for youth currently in grades 3 - 12. Members must sign up for 4-H between October 1 - January 15 on an annual basis.
There is a county manual for this project available from the Huntington County Extension Office.
There is a suggested reading list in the manual. We also have other suggested lists provided at the bottom of this page. Be sure to review the project guidelines to make sure you select books to meet the requirements.
For the list of Caldecott Award books - you can click here.
For the list of Newbery Award books - you can click here.
Members of this project are to read 8 books a year. They can be read as part of school or on your own. A report form is to be completed by the member for each book that is read. These 8 reports should be presented in a folder or 3-ring binder. This is to be reviewed by the 4-H club leader for completion of this project.
Books are to be read from August 1 – July 1 of the current 4-H year.
If a member is not currently reading at the level for their grade (either higher or lower), the member should talk to the Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development for permission to exhibit at the appropriate reading level. We want all youth to be encouraged to read and we do not want youth penalized for their reading abilities.
County Fair Exhibit (optional)
A special project can be exhibited at the 4-H Fair along with the 8 reports. Suggested fair exhibits include:
- Make a poster that tells about a book you liked.
- Make a poster that would encourage people to read.
- Write your own book and draw pictures for it.
- Design a book jacket for a book that you especially liked.
- Make a mobile which contains characters from favorite books.
There are MANY other suggestions in the manual. If you have an idea for an exhibit that is not included in the manual, check with your 4-H Club Leader or the Extension Office for approval.