Summer Reading Challenge
The theme of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge is Mischief Makers - inspired by the historic Beano comics, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year.
The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays and its free and easy to sign up. Children taking part in the Challenge are encouraged to visit their local library regularly, helping them to maintain or improve their reading ability and confidence.
The Challenge is open to children aged 4-11 and is run by education charity The Reading Agency. Once signed up, children will be set the task of reading six books, over the summer break. Each Challenger will have free rein on the books that they choose, including picture books, novels, non-fiction, and audio books. If the item is borrowed from the library it counts as part of the challenge.
The Reading Agency confirmed 761,758 children across the UK took part in last year’s challenge and 11,000 of those were Devon Libraries participants.
The Summer Reading Challenge website helps Challengers keep track of their reading all year round and has lots of games, competitions and quizzes to take part in.