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The Summer Reading Challenge returns!

The Summer Reading Challenge returns!


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Date(s) - 10-July-2021 to 31-August-2021
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Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021, arrives in libraries across the UK this June and July. Children can also take part online through the official digital Challenge platform.

Wild World Heroes is created in partnership with WWF and will inspire children to take action for nature and the environment. Join the Wild World Heroes for an exciting adventure in the fictional town of ‘Wilderville’. Through reading books, collecting rewards and learning all about our planet, Challenge participants will help the Heroes make Wilderville a greener place to live.

 With exclusive incentives to collect and plenty of brilliant books to enjoy, the Challenge is the perfect summer activity to build young readers’ skills and confidence during the long break from school.

It’s fun, free and easy to take part!
The Summer Reading Challenge will launch in libraries in Scotland and Northern Ireland on Saturday 19 June and in England and Wales on Saturday 10 July.

Visit your local library during the holidays to sign up and start collecting special Wild World Heroes materials.

Children can take part in this summer’s Challenge at home too, at wildworldheroes.org.uk. Here they can set a personal reading goal, unlock digital rewards, and enjoy themed activities from top authors and illustrators all summer long. The digital Challenge platform is available all year round to help children keep track of their reading. Sign in from 19 June using your child’s existing Summer Reading Challenge username and password to start the Wild World Heroes journey.

Coming soon: Look out for our new online Library Zone, featuring a handy library-finder tool and highlights from all the wonderful Wild World Heroes events taking place this summer!

Wild World Heroes Book Collection
Children can read or listen to any books of their choice to complete their Challenge. The official Wild World Heroes Book Collection offers plenty of inspiration, featuring picture books, early reader titles and middle grade books connected to the core Challenge themes of the natural world, young heroes and standing up for the planet.

The titles in the Book Collection will be available to borrow from participating libraries and eBook platforms this summer. Find out more about the Wild World Heroes Book Collection here, or visit The Reading Agency’s Bookshop.org page.

Free activities to enjoy at home
We have over 600 free downloadable resources on our Chatterbooks resources page, including themed booklists, author videos, activity packs and discussion questions. Check out the resources page every month as it is updated regularly with new materials to support children’s reading for pleasure.

Win a set of funny books!
To celebrate the release of The Super Secret Diary of Holly Hopkinson this month, HarperCollins Children’s Books have a competition for children to have fun with!

They are challenging children to draw a doodle about a funny thing that has happened to them. It can be about anything they like! The doodle that makes the author and publisher laugh-out-loud the most will win a copy of The Super Secret Diary of Holly Hopkinson and a set of other brilliant books here.

To find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge, click here.