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Mischief Makers FAQs

Here are some answers to questions you might have about Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018.

If you have a question that hasn’t been answered, check the general Summer Reading Challenge website help page. If you’re still stuck, get in touch!

 
How do I take part in Mischief Makers?

Ask your parent or carer to check to see if your local library is running the Summer Reading Challenge. Then go along to the library and join up; they’ll help you if you don’t already have a library card.

 
Can I complete Mischief Makers through the Summer Reading Challenge website?

No, the Summer Reading Challenge takes place in libraries, so you’ll need to join at the library to take part and collect rewards for your reading. You can use this website to keep track of the library books you’ve read, write reviews, play games and lots more!

 

How many books do I have to read to get a sticker?
How many times do I have to visit the library to collect my stickers?

The aim of the Summer Reading Challenge is to read at least six library books, but it’s also up to your local library service to decide how to give out the stickers. The best thing to do is ask at your local library as they will be able to let you know how many stickers you will get for each book or library visit.

 

Do I have to read books from the Mischief Makers list? Do I have to read books about mischief or Beano?

No, you can read any book you like as long as it’s borrowed from the library. You can choose eBooks and audiobooks from the library too.

The Mischief Makers list is a good place to start if you’re stuck for something to read (Part 1 | Part 2).
All the books on it have been chosen by children just like you.
Check out our blog for tips on finding books to read for the Summer Reading Challenge.

 
Where do I put my Mischief Makers stickers?

The stickers you get at the library for reading books on the Summer Reading Challenge go with your Mischief Makers collector poster. Open your poster up and you will find a map of Beanotown.

There are two types of sticker to collect: map stickers and tool stickers

Read the clues on the right hand side of the map to work out where each sticker should go. Look closely at your map and you will see some squares are shaded out – this is where the map stickers fit. Each sticker has part of the map printed on it already to help you out.

Look at the right hand side of your map and you will see the Tool Box – this is where the tool stickers go.

The sticker sheets you will get at the library are numbered and colour coded to make sure you collect them in the right order.

The first set of stickers you receive will have a red outline.

The second set of stickers you receive will have a pink outline.

The third set of stickers you receive will have a yellow outline.

There are eleven stickers to collect in total. Ask your library how to collect them all – you might get one sticker at a time or a whole sheet at once depending on the library you go to.

The library staff and volunteers will be able to help you add your stickers to your map if you get stuck.
Once you have collected all your stickers you will complete the treasure hunt, and you and the Mischief Makers will find the hidden treasure chest full of pranks!

 
My stickers have codes printed on them. How do I use the codes?

You can use your sticker codes right here on the Mischief Makers website. You will need to sign up for a profile first. When you are logged in, go to your profile page. You will see a button that says ‘Badges & codes’ – click on this button.

On the Badges & codes page there is a box where you can type in the codes from your stickers. Make sure you type in the code exactly as it is written on your sticker.

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Enter a sticker code to unlock something new for your Special badges box!

The codes are on the same sheet as your collector stickers, so they are sticky too. If you’re worried you might lose a code, stick it to an empty patch on your collector poster.

You don’t need to enter the online codes to finish the treasure hunt – the stickers will help you complete the treasure trail!
The codes are a fun way to collect special Mischief Makers badges for your online profile and enjoy some extra rewards.

 

When does Mischief Makers finish?
What is the last day I can collect my rewards?
When will I receive my certificate?

Each library service chooses their own finish date, so the deadline will vary depending on where you are taking part. Ask your local library when the Challenge ends in your area.

They will also be able to tell you whether they are giving out completion certificates at the library or at school, and when you can expect to receive yours.

Some libraries give out medals as well as certificates. Ask at your local library if you are not sure how to collect your rewards.

Please note: each library authority manages their Summer Reading Challenge and rewards independently. If your query relates to outstanding reward items please contact your local library in the first instance. The Reading Agency does not stock Summer Reading Challenge rewards and cannot provide replacement stickers, incentives or medals.

 
Why doesn’t the username I picked show up when I sign in?

When you register for a Summer Reading Challenge account, the website will create a unique screen name just for you – we hope you like it!

Your screen name will be displayed at the top of the page once you are logged in, and will show against any comments or book reviews you post.

Your screen name is made up of three words. Here is an example:

The username and password you chose when you signed up for your account will allow you to sign in to your profile.
Because some people choose their real name as their username, we give everyone a special screen name as well, so your personal details are never shared on the website.

If you’ve registered to use this website and the date of birth you’ve signed up with tells us you are an adult, you will show as Anonymous. To receive special screen name, you need to register with your own date of birth.

 
Why don’t I show up on the games leaderboards?
Why can’t I ‘like’ comments on the Chat page?

For your score to show on the leaderboard for our games, and to be able to like other people’s comments in Chat, try logging in to your online profile first.