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Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the Challenge. There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!


The Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading all year round: find new books to read, take part in competitions and mini challenges, and play games.


The challenge lasts from 13/07/2019 to 14/09/2019.


Visit the website ( for more information and to sign up for the challenge.


Some activities you can do once you have finished reading a book:

* Draw and describe a new character for the story.

* Create a new front cover for the book.

* Draw a map of all the places/locations in the story.

* Dear Diary! Create a diary or journal and write at least five entries that might have been written by a character in the book you read. The entries can be spaced in any way you like, but must show that you read and appreciated the book.

* Thumbs up/Thumbs down!  Write a review of the book you just finished reading – in the style of a movie review. Conclude by awarding ‘thumbs up’ or thumbs down’ on the book. You must be persuasive, and refer to parts of the book to make your case: what was good, what was bad?

* Write a letter. Imagine you are a character of your book and write a letter this character might have written at any given point of time to someone else (a character in the book or an invented character, e.g. a pen pal, an old friend or a family member).

* Interview a character. Compose ten to fifteen questions to ask a main character in the book you read. Also write the character’s responses to each question. The questions and answers should provide information that shows you read and appreciated the book.

* A different point of view. Write your own version of the story´s ending (or some other part of the story). What would you have done differently?

* Create a comic book. Turn your book, or an important part of it, into a comic book, complete with comic-style illustrations and dialogue bubbles.