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Win Winter Mini books!

Win Winter Mini books!

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Win a Winter Mini Challenge book bundle!  
To win some brilliant books handpicked from the 'Ready, Set, Read!' Book Collection, get a parent or carer to head to the Summer Reading Challenge Facebook and leave a comment letting us know what has be… read more

12 February 2024

Schools competition

Schools competition

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COMPETITION CLOSED.
This Winter Mini Challenge, we’re inviting primary school classes to create a dazzling reading display showcasing what you read over the holidays. The more imaginative the display, the better!
Prizes:

Grand Prize: Book bu… read more

17 December 2023

Winter Mini Challenge is ON!

Winter Mini Challenge is ON!

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The Winter Mini Challenge has begun! 
We’ve teamed up with Youth Sport Trust once more and the superstar team are back for another awesome reading challenge. 
If you took part in Summer Reading Challenge, welcome back! Keep up your amazing work … read more

1 December 2023

Meet the team: Naveen

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Meet… Naveen!
Naveen is always cheering people on and encouraging everyone to get involved in games at the playground, he's super patient which makes him a great leader!
With Cosmo the cat by his side, Naveen enjoys creating exciting activitie… read more

25 June 2023

Meet the team: Alesha

Meet the team: Alesha

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Meet… Alesha!
Alesha is happiest reading comics or playing football in the park, and loves being part of a team with her friends.
She is always practising her footy skills, whether that’s with a ball at her feet, side-stepping between cones, o… read more

25 June 2023

Meet the team: Ollie

Meet the team: Ollie

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Get to know.. Ollie! 
It’s all about skateboarding for Ollie.
He likes the freedom of being outside doing tricks – it clears his mind. When Ollie is learning a new trick, he knows he will need to practise it over and over again until he gets it … read more

25 June 2023

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.