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Our thanks to…

Our Team

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

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 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

Writers and ambassadors
Writers, for all your work, support and enthusiasm for the Summer Reading Challenge and for helping children to keep reading during the summer.

Our Ambassadors, who have helped shine a light on the Challenge to get the nation reading, ensuring that no one is left behind.

Publishers and providers
To all the publishers who have supported the Challenge this year by publishing wonderful, funny books by brilliant authors.

To the providers that have supported us to make as many “silly” reads available as possible:

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.

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.

Greenbelt Festival
We’re somewhere artistry meets activism, where the political meets the practical. We’re somewhere to dream up a better world, to dance and debate, to pray and to party. We’re part festival, part family. We’re somewhere the sacred meets the secular. We’re Greenbelt. We’re somewhere to believe in.

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 delivered direct to your home, either way the shops still benefit from your purchase.

National Literacy Trust
Our charity is dedicated to improving the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of those who need it most, giving them the best possible chance of success in school, work and life. We run Literacy Hubs and campaigns in communities where low levels of literacy and social mobility are seriously impacting people’s lives.

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.

We’re an education business supporting teachers, school staff and schools to succeed in every aspect of their teaching life. Our technology and services exist to make your teaching easier.