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Read The Phoenix!

Featuring the Silly Squad

Every week, The Phoenix comic delivers stories and comics to thousands of kids around the world.

High-quality, hand-drawn, award-winning… Phoenix comics are some of the best stories available anywhere today.

This issue might be our favourite yet – it’s a Summer Reading Challenge special!

Our awesome friends at The Phoenix are sharing the comic with Silly Squad members – how cool is that?!

Read The Phoenix below, and keep your eyes peeled for the Silly Squad…

The Phoenix launched in 2012 and is a high-quality weekly comic perfect for girls and boys age 7-14.

Described as a ‘present every week’, the comic features no advertising or plastic gimmicks but instead offers thrilling adventure stories, funny stories, fascinating non-fiction and art and storytelling tips.

Above all, it aims to encourage a life-long love of reading for all children.

Subscribe today and get your first 4 issues for only £1!

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Information for adults


Visit our School Zone to access free resources and Challenge ideas for your class.


Visit our Home Zone, full of useful Challenge information for parents, grandparents and carers. For information about supporting reading in the early years visit our Pre-School Zone.


Visit our Library Zone to find libraries near you running the challenge, and how to take part.