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Our thanks to…

Our Team

All of The Reading Agency Team and the Board of Trustees who made sure the Winter Mini Challenge 2020 was available as a new digital platform to support the nation’s families in 2020.

Library partners
Our public library delivery partners and the passionate library staff who bring the Reading Challenges to local communities.

Libraries Connected and the Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians (ASCEL), along with the School Library Association (SLA) and CILIP’s Youth Libraries Group

Society of Chief Librarians Cymru

Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC)

Funders and supporters

Arts Council England

The Summer Reading Challenge in Wales is supported by Welsh Government and Books Council of Wales

British Council

Publishers and providers
To Knights Of for partnering with The Reading Agency this winter and all the publishers who have supported the Challenge this year by publishing wonderful books by brilliant authors and fantastic illustrators.

To the providers that have supported us to make as many reads available as possible throughout 2020: is an online bookshop with a mission to financially support local, independent bookshops. You can support a specific local bookshop to receive the full profit from your order, or your order will contribute to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookshops.

Choose your next book from the booklists on The Reading Agency’s affiliate page to support us while shopping at no extra cost.

BorrowBox provides eBooks and eAudiobooks for libraries. With the BorrowBox library app, you can browse, borrow and download amazing titles by your favourite authors from the comfort of your own home or when you’re out and about. Get the app today from your App Store or Google Play and start enjoying incredible eBooks and eAudiobooks straight away via your local library.

Hive is an ethical online retailer, selling Books, eBooks, DVDs, Music and Gifts.

We love the high street, and most of all we love bookshops! We are proud to support an Independent bookshop in our network with a percentage of every single sale we make on the site.

You can order online, and collect your orders in your local shop, or have them delivered direct to your home, either way the shops still benefit from your purchase.

OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide. We deliver the industry’s largest catalogue of ebooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of 43,000 libraries and schools in 70 countries. Users access OverDrive library services via our award-winning app, Libby.

RB Digital
Enjoy the Summer Reading Challenge with your local library and RBdigital. Check out your local library website for availability.


Thanks to all the organisations and individuals for your help promoting this year’s Challenge.

We want to give a big shout out to our friends who have worked with us as promotional partners to ensure we reach as many families as possible.

British Library – Discovering Children’s Books
Explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations with Discovering Children’s Books. For children, teachers and book-lovers of all ages.

CILIP, the library and information association, is the leading voice for the information, knowledge management and library profession. Our goal is to put information and library skills and professional values at the heart of a democratic, equal and prosperous society. CILIP is a registered charity, no. 313014.

Our mission is to support, engage and champion parents in education. We want to see more parents participating in more schools, in more ways. Bringing together home and school, Parentkind is working towards a future where this is considered an essential ingredient in the success of our children’s education by society, schools and parents themselves.

At Pearson, we believe every learner should be equipped with the tools they need to express their ideas and imagination creatively and confidently, in order to become whoever they choose to be. To find out more about Pearson Literacy and English please visit our web-page.

Raring2go! is a long established and highly respected brand operating exclusively in the family sector. Our magazines and websites are known as the go-to guide for parents with children aged 0-11 years. Our content across both mediums is highly focussed and relevant and combines local family centred advertising with fun, colourful editorial and great ideas of what to do and where to go for families. From clubs & classes to recipes involving little ones, we offer families a useful resource covering a wide range of things to do in family time.