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Harry Potter Book Night

Harry Potter Book Night

Wands at the ready, HP fans – Thursday 2nd February is Harry Potter Book Night!

There are loads of magical events happening all over the place to celebrate this special night. Maybe you're doing something fun at school or at your local library … read more

2 February 2017

Enter the 500 Words Competition

Enter the 500 Words Competition

The BBC's 500 Words competition is back!

If you like writing short stories, this is the perfect competition for you!

All you have to do is write an original story on any subject or theme you like – just make sure you use 500 Words (or fewe… read more

23 January 2017

My favourite thing about winter is...

My favourite thing about winter is...

We asked you to vote for your favourite thing about winter – here are the results!

Your favourite thing about winter is…

Staying inside! It's the perfect time to curl up in the warm with a good book

We couldn't agree more! If you're in… read more

23 January 2017

Three Cheers for the Christmas-Mini Challenge!

Three Cheers for the Christmas-Mini Challenge!

We want to wish a humongous CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who took part in this year's Christmas Mini-Challenge!

Thousands of books were read and reviewed this winter, and hundreds of you unlocked the special Mini-Challenge badge for your profile… read more

17 January 2017

Are you feeling lucky?

Are you feeling lucky?

Don't miss out on your chance to win some truly awesome prizes this winter!

Pet Defenders is the brand new series from Blue Peter Award winner Gareth P. Jones and the brilliant Steve May

Secret Agents Bizkit and Mitzy are tasked with sav… read more

26 December 2016

Christmas Holiday Reads: Christmas Classics

Christmas Holiday Reads: Christmas Classics

The Christmas Mini-Challenge is in full swing!

Join in the reading challenge fun with these classic wintry reads…

Kipper's Snowy Day by Mick Inkpen

Kipper loves the snow and when he sees great white flakes tumbling down one morning,… read more

21 December 2016

Information for adults

Schools

Visit our School Zone to access free resources and Challenge ideas for your class.

Families

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.

Libraries

Visit our Library Zone to find libraries near you running the challenge, and how to take part.