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Winner of our summer limerick and rap competition

Winner of our summer limerick and rap competition

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Hip hip hooray, we have a winner!

Nine year old Joe from Gloucestershire has been awarded top prize for writing our judges’ favourite rap of the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge writing competition. We had lots of brilliant entries this year so i… read more

6 November 2015

Top Tips for Writing Great Read Aloud Poetry

Top Tips for Writing Great Read Aloud Poetry

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Here are our top tips for writing great poetry for young children.

First, take a look at some poetry books for young children – like A Great Big Cuddle by Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, and Here’s a Little Poem by Jane Yolen, Andrew Fusek Pet… read more

24 September 2015

Do you know what your dream job would be?

Do you know what your dream job would be?

The BBC is creating a brand new CBBC show about dream jobs and they are currently looking for applicants aged 8-13yrs old to take part!

• Do you know what your dream job would be?
• Are you motivated, hardworking and confident?
• If you… read more

26 August 2015

James Patterson 2015 Author Message

James Patterson 2015 Author Message

Watch here!

James Patterson excited us with a new video telling you kids to enter your nearest library and take part in last years Summer Reading Challenge 2015, Record Breakers!

31 July 2015

World Record Attempt

World Record Attempt

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Over the past 4 days children, adults and young volunteers across the country have visited their local library in their thousands to try and set a new world record. A huge thank you to everyone who visited their local library and pledged over the … read more

1 July 2015

A Message from Blue Peter

A Message from Blue Peter

Check out this message from Blue Peter’s Lindsey and Radzi

…. and get down to your local library and take part in Record Breakers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2015!

26 June 2015

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.