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The Summer Reading Challenge has arrived in Scotland!

The Summer Reading Challenge has arrived in Scotland!

The Big Friendly Read, Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland officially launched in Scottish libraries on Saturday 25 June!

If you're in Scotland you can now sign up to take part in the Challenge – just visit your local library to get s… read more

25 June 2016

Celebrating National Reading Group Day

Celebrating National Reading Group Day

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Saturday 18 June is National Reading Group Day!

Joining a reading group or a book club at your school or local library is a brilliant way to discover new books, take part in fun activities and make new friends – you might even get to meet your … read more

14 June 2016

The Big Friendly Read

The Big Friendly Read

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This year the Summer Reading Challenge theme is… The Big Friendly Read!

Libraries all over the UK are celebrating 100 years of the wonderful writer Roald Dahl and his gloriumptious stories.

We know there are lots of Roald Dahl fans on the… read more

2 June 2016

Hooray for Half Term!

Hooray for Half Term!

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Half term is here and the Summer Reading Challenge website has a brand new look! What do you think?
Keep your eyes peeled for some more exciting summer news!

Don't forget, you can use this site to rate and review all of the books you've been r… read more

27 May 2016

Suggestions for Shakespeare

Suggestions for Shakespeare

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Did you know that Saturday 23 April marked 400 years since William Shakespeare was alive? If he was still around today, he'd be more than 450 years old!

We all know that Shakespeare wrote poems and plays that we still enjoy today – but what boo… read more

26 April 2016

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

What are you reading over the Easter break?

Don't forget, you can use your Summer Reading Challenge profile to rate and review your latest reads!

Looking for some suggestions? Try out the Book Sorter to get recommendations from other rea… read more

24 March 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.