Summer reading challenge 2020
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!
You can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge now.
This year, instead of registering at your local library, you should register online.
Pre-order your books
Bracknell library are offering Silly Squad book packs to help your child complete the challenge.
Packs are free and available by click and collect.
They will include 6 diverse and fun children's books which are age appropriate for your child.
To book a pack, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure you include your child's:
- e+ card number
Why not try some of these books during the challenge?
For 4 to 7 years
Molly Mischief by Adam Hargreaves
Little Nelly's Big Book by Pippa Goodhart
The Trouble With Dragons by Debi Gliori
Rover by Michael Rosen
Marmaduke the Very Different Dragon by Rachel Valentine
Very Little Thing by Cedella Marley and Bob Marley
How Wet Can You Get? By Tish Rabe
Peas on Earth by Todd H. Doodler
For 8 to 11 years
Mission Impawsible by James Patterson
Amelia Fang and the Bookworm Gang by Laura Ellen Anderson
Evie in the Jungle by Matt Haig
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd
Guinea Pig Superstar! By Ali Pye
Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World by Konnie Huq
The Phantom Lollipop Man by Pamela Butchart
Harry the Poisonous Centipede’s Big Adventure by Lynne Reid Banks
Matt Millz on Tour! By Harry Hill
My Joke Book by Amanda Li and David Roberts
Ed's Funny Feet by Eoin Colfer
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.