Summer Reading Challenge launched: read six books from your local library this summer!
Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson launched 2012′s Summer Reading Challenge, organised by the national charity The Reading Agency and run in libraries throughout Great Britain from Saturday 14 July until September.
The Challenge is for every child aged 4-11 years to read six books of their choice from their local library during the summer holidays. Children earn stickers along the way and get a certificate or Olympic-style medal when they complete the Challenge. The Challenge is supported by over 20 top children’s authors, including Malorie Blackman, Julia Donaldson, Charlie Higson, Anthony Horowitz, Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen and Jacqueline Wilson.
Julia Donaldson launched the Challenge saying; “The Summer Reading Challenge brings together two of my favourite things – reading and libraries. It’s free, it’s a fun thing to do in the summer holidays and it’s going to create lots of life-long readers. So let’s get hundreds of thousands of children joining in and earning Olympic style medals.”
This year’s theme is Story Lab, set in a city hosting the Olympic Games. Find out more and take part at www.story-lab.org.uk.