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5,4,3,2,1...We have lift off!

5,4,3,2,1...We have lift off!

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Space Chase, the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 has officially started in libraries across the UK!

This summer we’re heading to space for a very special mission – check out our blog and watch our video to learn more about this year’s theme.

Every time you read a library book for the Summer Reading Challenge, you’ll get a step closer to helping The Rocket family find the naughty alien crew and the books they’ve stolen from the Moon Library.

Read six library books to complete the Challenge and receive exclusive rewards, including a Space Chase certificate.

Just watch out for asteroids, comets and black holes along the way!

Signing up for Space Chase is easy: simply visit your local library to get started.
It’s completely free to join and the sooner you go, the longer you’ll have to read your books.

Space Chase online

You can use this website to keep track of the books you’re reading, chat with other Space Chasers, discover new reads and more!

Make sure you register for the Challenge at your library, or you won’t be able to collect your rewards.

  • Rate and review your Space Chase books to unlock virtual badges. Will you be the one to add the 1,000,000th book?

  • Enter the codes printed on your Space Chase stickers to unlock bonus content

  • Visit the Competitions page and get creative for your chance to win brilliant book prizes

  • Get to know Adam Stower, the amazing author and illustrator behind the Space Chase illustrations

  • Use the Book Sorter to find reading recommendations and reviews from other kids

  • Enjoy some classic games from previous Summer Reading Challenges

  • Keep an eye on the Blog for all the latest Space Chase updates


    Have a question? Take a look at the Space Chase FAQs for more information about the Challenge.

    Ready to start Space Chase?

    Take one giant leap into your local library and begin your Summer Reading Challenge journey!

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.