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Challenge Check-In #7

Challenge Check-In #7

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Happy Roald Dahl Day!

Every year on September 13th, Roald Dahl fans all over the world celebrate his birthday
This year Roald Dahl Day is extra special, as it marks 100 years since Dahl was born!

All summer long, libraries all over the UK have been celebrating Dahl and his swizzfiggling storytelling with The Big Friendly Read

Well done to everyone who has taken part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge – we hope you’ve had a splendiferous summer!

Don’t forget, you can visit your local library to find out when the Challenge finishes in your area.
Add the books you’ve been reading to your online profile to unlock the Big Friendly Read virtual badges before they disappear!

Visit our Chat page to share your best Big Friendly Read moments…

  • What are the best books you’ve read for the Challenge?

  • Are you going to a Roald Dahl Day party or a Summer Reading Challenge celebration?

Tell everyone all about the frumptious fun you’ve had right here!

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.