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Ready... set... READ!

Ready... set... READ!

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The Summer Reading Challenge starts online TODAY!  

Ready, Set, Read! is the name of the game and this year, you guessed it, our theme is sports and games – put simply, we’re all ready to have fun and keep active. Are you up for the Challenge? 

Our superstar team – Naveen, Naomi, Noah, Sophia, Ollie and Alesha – and their animal mascots are ready to go. So pick your fave (we promise not to tell) and let’s get reading this summer! 

If you take part in your local library you can pick up a fun core pack and follow Sophia’s obstacle course with the team. Hidden along the obstacle course are six golden books. Each time the team complete an obstacle, they will collect a golden book – and to cross the finish line, you’ll need to collect all six. 

You can also take part online, right here. Set a reading goal and log your books on your profile. When you reach your goal you will unlock some digital goodies. Here on the website, you will find amazing books, awesome author videos, and plenty of activities

The Challenge is brought to life by epic children’s writer and illustrator Loretta Schaeur.

Are you excited to join #ReadySetRead this summer? Keep an eye on our News and our Facebook page for all the latest Summer Reading Challenge fun stuff! 

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.