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Home Zone

This website hosts the annual Summer Reading Challenge and Winter Mini Challenge. To find out more about this year’s Challenge and how to sign up, including using the website at home, please click here. 

Here in the Home Zone you will find the latest opportunities available for families, reading tips to encourage even reluctant readers to develop a love of stories, and free resources.

For helpful links and information for families with pre-school children, you can visit our Pre-School Zone.


Download our activity cards to keep you moving! 

In partnership with this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, our partner the Youth Sport Trust created a fabulous set of fun activity cards to help you stay active.

You can discover them all by clicking on each of the character pages.


Arts Award Discover at Home

If you are feeling creative and want to celebrate reading and creativity, Arts Award have a free resource pack to support families to learn, read and be creative together. Discover at Home is a special version of Arts Award Discover, the first level of Arts Award. Find out more and download your pack here.


Young people: The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

For young people aged 14+, volunteering at a library to support the delivery of the Challenge can count towards the volunteering section of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award! If you know any young people who would like to volunteer, you can encourage them to contact their local library to ask about volunteering opportunities.

(Please note that volunteering opportunities may vary depending on your local library authority.)


Stay up to date

Like our page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to keep up with the latest Challenge news and to access special offers and competitions from our publisher partners.


Useful links

Visit our Help page if you have a question about using this website. At The Reading Agency we help people of all ages tackle life’s big challenges through the proven power of reading. Find out more about our work here. Join our mailing list to stay up to date with all our latest news and offers.


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Information for adults

Schools

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

Families

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.

Libraries

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