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Summer reading challenge 2020

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The Summer Reading Challenge from the Reading Agency takes place every year during the summer holidays.

This year the Summer Reading Challenge is back and online with Silly Squad! It’s all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!

The Silly Squad is a team of animal friends who love to go on adventures and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books. This year, our challenge features extra special characters designed by the award-winning author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson, who you’ll know from amazing reads like Amelia Fang and Evil Emperor Penguin!

Set a personal reading challenge

You can join the Silly Squad on a new adventure by setting your own personal reading challenge to complete this summer.

Our online platform will help you keep track of your books, reviews and the rewards you unlock along the way.

As always, we’ll have loads of brilliant book suggestions to get you started, and tips on how you can keep reading even while schools and libraries are closed. We’ll also have heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos, games and more to keep you entertained at home!

Sign up

You can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge now.

This year, instead of registering at your local library, you should register online.

Reading lists

Why not try some of these books during the challenge?


Some of the benefits of taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge include:

  • encouraging children to read throughout the summer holidays
  • developing a lifelong love of reading for pleasure
  • encouraging children to read a variety of genres
  • encouraging the whole family to use resources in the library
  • helps make sure that literacy levels do not drop over the summer
  • most importantly- it's fun!

Parents and guardians can find out more on the Summer Reading Challenge website.


Illustrations © Laura Ellen Anderson.

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