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Hooray It's Half Term!

Hooray It's Half Term!

The half term holidays are finally here and you know what that means – it’s the perfect time to get stuck into a new book!

Use the Book Sorter to find your next read, and tell us all about your latest finds in Chat

Don’t forget to add your books to your profile and leave some reviews!

If you’re in more of a writing mood, there’s still plenty of time to enter the BBC 500 Words Competition. Watch the latest Story Starters videos for top tips from famous writers, actors and musicians. You’re only one short story away from some amazing prizes!

Creative juices still flowing? Then tell us what creature you’d like to have as a pet, and you could win a signed copy of the brilliant new book Beetle Boy!

What will you be up to this half term? How many books can you read?

Information for adults


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


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.


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