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Explore the Book Collection for Ready, Set, Read!

Get ready for a whole load of team spirit, your fave sporty (or not!) heroes, and plenty of fun with the official book collection for the 2023 sports and games themed Summer Reading Challenge: Ready, Set, Read! 

Each book has been specially chosen by an expert group of readers for everybody taking part to enjoy. 

How many have you borrowed from your local library? Why not read another for your Winter Mini Challenge and log them online to unlock a new limited-edition badge? 

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Lots of these titles are also available for you to enjoy – for free! – through your library service. Visit your local library’s website or app to browse their online catalogue.

Your library may offer a Click and Collect service, so you can pick your books up to enjoy at home. Keep an eye out for eBook and audiobook versions too.

You can find a handy guide to accessing books at home on our Find a Read page here.


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All the books it recommends have been rated and reviewed by children on this website. 

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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.