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Welcome to the Winter Mini Challenge!

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Welcome to the Winter Mini Challenge 2018!

We’ve teamed up with Nosy Crow to bring you some extra special reading rewards inspired by the SNOW-MAZING new book, There’s a Yeti in the Playground, by Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flintham!


Sounds great! How do I take part?

Taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge is simple: all you have to do is read three books between Saturday 1 December 2018 and Friday 11 January 2019

Once you’ve read a book, add it to your website profile and write a review to let everyone know what you thought.

Add 3 books (or more) to complete the Mini Challenge!

There’s a brand new Yeti certificate AND an exclusive virtual badge for everyone who completes the Mini Challenge:


Important stuff

The Mini Challenge starts on Saturday 1 December 2018 and finishes on Friday 11 January 2019

You can read any books you like – fact books, fiction, joke books, picture books, ebooks, audio books – the choice is yours!

Read your books and review at least three online before the Mini Challenge ends to unlock your rewards.

Just visit your profile page and click ‘Add a new book now’ to log your books.

Once you’ve completed the challenge, go to the Badges & Codes page on your profile. Click on the Winter Mini Challenge badge in the Special Badges box to download your certificate.

If you don’t have a profile yet, signing up for one is easy: click the ‘Join in’ button at the top of this page to register for a website account.

If you’re joining us for the first time, you’ll need the email address of a parent or carer handy so we can ask them for permission to create your account.

Fun stuff

We have heaps of Mini Challenge activities to take part in this winter!

Watch our video from the fab Pamela Butchart to get a sneak preview of There’s a Yeti in the Playground!

Get creative and colour in your very own yeti with our Greatest Snowman activity sheet

Test your yeti knowledge with this magical mythical quiz

Unleash your imagination and design an abominable snowman

Visit your profile to vote in our latest poll

Discover great new reads with Nosy Crow’s recommendations for books to enjoy this winter

Enter our latest competitions for your chance to win some amazing prizes

Post a message in Chat and share your Winter Mini Challenge tips

Check out the Book Sorter to see what books other children are loving

Ready to take on the Mini Challenge and get reading?

There’s snow better place to start than the library!

Why not visit your local library and stock up on brilliant books to see you through the winter (you might even spot a yeti or two while you’re there!)

Happy Reading!