Summer reading challenge for children
Tue 18 Apr 2017
The Summer Reading Challenge will be back this summer with a new theme called Animal Agents, illustrated by Tony Ross!
3,909 children took part in last year's challenge, called Big Friendly Read.
What is the Summer Reading Challenge?
The Summer Reading Challenge takes place during the school holidays every summer at a library near you.
The challenge, aimed at four to 12 year olds, is to read six books of their own choice during the summer holidays.
It's free to take part.
How does the Challenge help my child?
- Research shows that reading for pleasure is one of the most important contributory factors in children’s learning success.
- The Challenge encourages children to read during the long summer break when their reading skills can decline without the regular reading activity at school.
- Taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge helps to sustain children’s enthusiasm for reading and prevent the 'summer holiday dip'
- The combination of creativity, fun activities and reading choice can have a real impact on children’s reading ability, range and motivation, boosting their confidence and leading to a more positive attitude towards learning.
- Children who enjoy reading are more likely to score highly on reading assessments than those who don't; and those who use libraries are twice as likely to be above average readers.
For more details visit the Summer Reading Challenge page.