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The Winter Mini Challenge is on!

The Winter Mini Challenge is on!

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Welcome to the Winter Mini Challenge 2020!

We’ve teamed up with Knights Of to bring you some extra special reading rewards this winter.

This year, “Everyone is a Hero”! The Winter Mini Challenge is all about discovering heroes big and small, by reading brilliant books!

We’ll be joined by some of our favourite heroes from books like Knights and Bikes, High-Rise Mystery and the Run series.


Sounds great! How do I take part?

Taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge is simple: all you have to do is read at least three books between Tuesday 1 December 2020 and Friday 19 February 2021.

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 Winter Mini Challenge and become a Reading Hero!

There’s a brand new certificate AND a limited edition virtual badge for every Reading Hero who completes the Mini Challenge.

We even have a handy Reading Record to help you keep track of your winter reads. CLICK HERE to get yours!


Important stuff

The Winter Mini Challenge starts on Tuesday 1 December 2020 and finishes on Friday 19 February 2021.

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

Each time you finish a book, add it to your personal profile page on this website. Add at least three books to your profile before the Mini Challenge ends to unlock your rewards.

Visit your profile page and tap ‘Add a book to your profile’ to log your books. You can rate each book out of 5 and write a review to let everyone know what you thought.


Getting started

If you don’t have a profile yet, getting one is easy: tap the ‘Join’ button at the top of this page to sign up.

If you’re joining us for the first time, you’ll need a parent or carer to help you.

Already signed up? If you’ve taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge or a Winter Mini Challenge before, you might already be a member of the website.

Log in and tap the ‘My Challenge’ button to visit your personal profile page.

Use your profile page to rate and review your books, keep track of books you want to read in the future, and see all of your badges and rewards.

You can use your account all year round to log your reading activity and take part in the Summer Reading Challenge and Winter Mini Challenge!


Finding books to read

You can use any books you like to complete the Winter Mini Challenge.

Take a look at the official Everyone is a Hero booklist to discover all kinds of inspirational stories!

Visit your local public library or your school library to borrow books for free.

You can also borrow books online – visit your local library website to find eBooks and audio books

Check out our Find a Read page for more tips.


Downloading your certificate

Once you’ve completed the Winter Mini Challenge, go to your profile and tap the pink ‘My Rewards’ button

Tap on the Hero badge to see your certificate. You can download a copy to keep and print out.


Fun stuff

Download your Winter Mini Challenge Reading Record here to print out and keep track of your fave books. Remember to log your books online to unlock virtual rewards too!

Post a message in Chat and share your Winter Mini Challenge tips. Who is your Reading Hero?

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

Happy Reading, Heroes!

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.