The Summer Reading Challenge is a free reading for pleasure programme designed for children between the ages of 4 and 11.

Usually, the Challenge takes place in libraries across the country. This year, with the disruption caused by COVID-19 and the impact of social distancing on schools and public libraries, the all-new digital Summer Reading Challenge has launched earlier than usual to support parents and carers with children at home. 
 
The theme for the Challenge is "Silly Squad"- a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter, featuring bespoke artwork from award-winning children's author and illustrator, Laura Ellen Anderson.

CLICK HERE for the website which is free to access and a place for children to rate and review their books and work towards their reading goal. It will also feature video content, games, quizzes and digital and downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in the Challenge at home.

It's free, local and inclusive
 
  •  The Summer Reading Challenge is inclusive of all primary school aged children and all stages of reading development
  •  It's free to take part - families can sign up by visiting the Summer Reading Challenge website and can access e-books and audio books for free via their local library service until the libraries open fully.
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  • Children set a personal reading goal at the beginning of their Challenge and receive digital incentives along the way when they log their books on the website to encourage them. There's a digital certificate for everyone who finishes the Challenge


So, log on, sign up and take part in this amazing challenge! Share your certificates with us in school so we can celebrate your reading success. 😊