The Summer Reading Challenge, which starts on Saturday 3 July, is a great way to grow your love of books or keep your reading skills sharp over the holiday. This year’s challenge has a very exciting nature theme called ‘Wild World Heroes’ – perfect for summer!
To complete the Summer Reading Challenge, you’ll need to read six books over the summer. But whether it’s a storybook you read yourself, a bedtime story you share with your family, or an audiobook you listen to in the car – it all counts towards your six-book challenge. If you’re not sure what to read first, you can find book recommendations and reviews on the Kids’ Zone.
If you sign up for the challenge with an email address, you will even have the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet in our free prize draw.
Rewards For Your Reading
To show off your great work, you will get a downloadable certificate from the Wild World Heroes sent straight to your inbox for each book you finish. There are six different certificates, so you will need to complete the challenge if you want to collect all of them. From Saturday 3 July, when the reading challenge starts, you’ll be able to let us know when you’ve finished a book by updating your online reading record.
Once you’ve read a few books, you can pick up a free Wild World Heroes collector’s card from your local library. The card comes with great stickers that you can use to mark each stage of your reading challenge, and you will even get a medal for finishing!
It’s great to think about why you love reading, and we would love to hear what you liked most about the last book you read. When you update your reading record, just type in the title of the book, the author’s name, and give it a 5-star rating and mini-review. We’ll be posting about some of your favourite reads on the Kids’ Zone, as well as fun puzzles and colouring-in sheets.
Join the Challenge!
You’ll be able to officially sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge from Saturday 3 July and you will need to know your library membership number to join. Don’t worry if you aren’t a member yet, it’s completely free and you can join online or by visiting your local library. If you’ve forgotten your number, you can get an email reminder.