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The latest Summer Reading Challenge news and book recommendations plus messages from your favourite authors and illustrators

Getting started on your Summer Reading Challenge

Getting started on your Summer Reading Challenge

Welcome to the Summer Reading Challenge 2020!

This summer we're celebrating the joy of reading with the Silly Squad, a fun-loving crew of animal friends who love to laugh!

The Silly Squad will be sharing their fave books to read and plenty… read more

7 July 2020

Enter the new 500 Words competition

Enter the new 500 Words competition

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500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids.

Over a million stories have been written for the competition since 2011, on all sorts of topics from technology to climate change.

Now you can enter a new version of the c… read more

1 July 2020

Party with the Silly Squad!

Party with the Silly Squad!

The Silly Squad are having a party, and you're invited!

Join the Silly Squad and the Let’s Get Silly Ambassadors for the Summer Reading Challenge launch on Friday 5 June

The party is happening on the Summer Reading Challenge Facebook pag… read more

4 June 2020

Get ready to get SILLY!

Get ready to get SILLY!

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The Summer Reading Challenge is back with Silly Squad!

It's almost time for this year's Summer Reading Challenge, and for 2020 it's all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!

The Silly Squad is a team of animal friends who love… read more

11 May 2020

BBC 500 Words: Read the Top 50!

BBC 500 Words: Read the Top 50!

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If you're looking for some short stories to keep you entertained, check out the 500 Words shortlist!

The top 50 tales – plus six extra wildcard stories – are available to read now!

Visit the 500 Words page to read the stories and listen to t… read more

10 May 2020

Play Space Blast

Play Space Blast

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Keep your Space Chase adventure going with our new game, Space Blast!

Zoom through space in your rocket and use your laser to zap asteroids.
The more you hit, the higher your score!
Just make sure you don't hit Pluto…

Head to the Games… read more

22 October 2019