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Website Wisdom

Website Wisdom

Whether this is your first visit to the Summer Reading Challenge site or your 500th, here are some tips for having fun and staying safe!


On the Summer Reading Challenge website you can find book recommendations, add your recent reads to your profile and write book reviews.

Posting messages

Everyone who signs up for an account agrees to stick to the site rules, including treating everyone with respect. It’s fine to disagree with another user’s opinion about a book, just be sure to express your thoughts politely. We will not post any messages that are rude or unkind.

To make sure the Summer Reading Challenge website is a fun, safe space for everyone who visits, we will not post any messages that include personal information like real names and email addresses.

If you’re posting from your phone or tablet, please be aware that our website doesn’t always support emoji and they don’t show up for everyone. Try not to use them in your messages as they may get edited out.

Book reviews

When you write a review, we want to know what you think! Please don’t take other people’s reviews from other websites or copy passages from books, as this breaks copyright rules and we won’t be able to publish your review.


If you enter our competitions, remember to keep an eye on your email account. The closing date for each competition will be at the bottom of each competition page. We will email competition winners soon after the closing date to tell them how to claim their prize – don’t miss out because you forgot to check your email!

To enter a competition you need to be logged in to your profile – this will make a box appear on the competition page where you can type your entry. If you can’t see a box, check you’re logged in first. If you still can’t see a box, get in touch!

If you made it this far, well done! You’re a web superstar! We hope you have fun on the Summer Reading Challenge site – tell us what you’ve been reading lately in Chat

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.