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Our thanks to...

Our team

The Reading Agency Team and Board of Trustees who work tirelessly to ensure children keep reading over the summer.

Library partners

Our public library delivery partners and the passionate library staff who bring the Summer Reading Challenge 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. Also thanks to Society of Chief Librarians Cymru and Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC).

Funders and supporters

  • Arts Council England Championing, developing and investing in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. They support activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.
  • The Summer Reading Challenge in Wales is supported by Welsh Government and Books Council of Wales.
  • Explore Learning Since 2001 Explore Learning has made a meaningful difference to over 300,000 young people throughout the UK. Committed to delivering outstanding maths and English tuition, Explore Learning has become a leader in the British market with 95 vibrant learning centres, an award-winning online platform and 4000 dedicated employees. It is recognised as a trusted partner for parents, schools and charities, as a place that strives to do much more than get children through a test. Here children have their individual learning needs met whilst building a life-long love of learning.
  • OverDrive would like to extend a thank you to our partners. We’re grateful for the critical role you play in helping to shape a world enlightened by reading. Thank you for connecting readers in your communities to the resources that keep them learning and entertained.
  •  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.

Publishers and providers

To all of the publishers who are featured in the official Summer Reading Challenge book collection. To all the publishers who have supported the Challenge this year by publishing wonderful books by brilliant authors and fantastic illustrators. To the providers that support us to make as many reads available as possible.


Thanks to all these 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 For research, inspiration and enjoyment, The British Library is the national library of the UK. We hold over 170 million items, from books and manuscripts to sound recordings and maps. Our Learning team offers resources, activities and workshops for children, teachers and learners of all ages. Dive into our free website for a whole host of activities inspired by the wonderful world of children's books.
  • Parentkind 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.
  • SLA The SLA is a UK focused charity which supports everyone involved in school libraries. With over 2,000 members, we provide training and resources to help school libraries thrive and support the continuing development of all school library staff. To find out more about joining our community, visit our website, follow us on Twitter, or contact us at [email protected].

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.