Introducing the 2022 Winter Reading Challenge

Beanstack's Annual Winter Reading Challenge is coming up! This year’s challenge is sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group with the theme Read for a Better World. We’re thrilled to make Read for a Better World titles available through Beanstack as part of #WinterRead2022 with Lerner’s generous support.


All U.S. and Canadian libraries and schools are eligible to join the challenge and win amazing prizes provided by Lerner. Plus, participating communities have unlimited access to select Lerner titles that encourage you to read together for a better world.


You can read more about Read for a Better World here. Follow along as we share details about the authors and books via the Beanstack Blog and social media.


Fill out the form to register for the challenge and to subscribe to updates!

Authors & Prizes

Read along with some of Lerner's bestselling and acclaimed authors! Prizes will include book and classroom collections from the publisher, signed books, and virtual author visits from the participating authors.

  • Jeff Fleischer
  • Laura Gehl
  • Katey Howes
  • Irene Latham
  • Charles Waters
  • Lee Wind


Lerner and Beanstack are teaming up to provide ebooks to all schools and communities that join #WinterRead2022. That means everyone in your school or community will have access to age-appropriate reading material in the Beanstack web and mobile apps. With no holds, borrowing limits, or restrictions, your community can truly read together for a better world. Check out just a few of the featured titles!

  • Everybody Cooks Rice, A Girl Like Me, and A Map Into the World
    Ages 0-5 / PreK
  • Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer; Ruth and the Green Book; and Serena Williams: Athletes Who Made a Difference
    Ages 5-10 / Grades K-5
  • Dictionary for a Better World; No Way, They Were Gay?; and Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States
    Ages 10-18 / Grades 6-12
  • When Dogs Heal; Dear Teen Me: Authors Write Letters to Their Teen Selves; and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
    Ages 18+ / Adults


More information on the challenge and resources for participants.

  • Press Release

    Read the official announcement for #WinterRead2022 on the Beanstack blog.

  • Launch Kit

    Everything you need to get started, including templates to promote this challenge.

Have Questions?

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