The new Summer Reading Challenge is here!
Each year thousands of children across the country take part, visiting libraries, reading books and receiving rewards.
Unfortunately, this year, with the temporary closure of libraries, and the measures that will be necessary to provide a safe environment for staff and library visitors on reopening, it will be impossible to run the challenge in the way that it has been done in previous years.
However, The Reading Agency have taken the Summer Reading Challenge online. The theme of this year’s challenge is The Silly Squad and is all about funny books, happiness, and laughter. The Silly Squad is a team of animals who love to go on adventures, having fun and a few laughs along the way. The characters have been illustrated by the award winning author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson.
Children can join the adventure by setting up their own personal challenge on the Silly Squad online platform at www.sillysquad.org.uk. They can keep track of the books that they have read, see book recommendations, and unlock rewards. There will also be lots of activities and quizzes to keep them entertained and encourage them to keep up their reading over the summer.