On Saturday, the annual Summer Reading Challenge was launched in libraries throughout the UK. Run by the Reading Agency, and with 97% of libraries taking part, the idea is to challenge children to read six or more library books throughout the summer break.
Holly and I went to the central library in Oxford to check out what was happening. We’d just missed the official launch but there were loads of children excitedly grabbing all the gear to record their reading journey on – a special chart to attach stickers onto as they progress, plus a fun door hanger, presumably to fend off interfering parents when the kids have their noses in their books.
I am sure we will be reporting on Holly’s journey over the next six weeks, but she wanted to write an introduction to what she had chosen. So… over to Holly!
This year, like every year, I am doing the Reading Challenge for children. It begins on Sunday 14th July and what you have to do is go to the library and choose six books. When you have chosen your six books you go to the library desk and fill in a form and collect a chart. When you have finished a book, you take it back in and eventually you finish reading all the six books and come in to collect your certificate and medal. This happens every year in England.
These are the books I have chosen:
School Friends: Dreams at Silver Spires, by Anne Bryant
Ruby Holler, by Sharon Creech
The Stolen Lake, by Joan Aiken
Molly Moon and the Morphing Mystery, by Georgia Byng
Bad Cat Good Cat, by Lynne Reid Banks and Tony Ross
Doctor Doom: Oli and Skipjack’s Tales of Trouble, by Ceci Jenkinson
Are you doing the Summer Reading Challenge? We would love to hear what books you’ve chosen!