Junior Library Blog: Summer Reading Challenge (4-11 year olds)


As the school library is closed for the summer holidays why don't you head down to your local library to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge. It is the UK's biggest reading event for children in libraries, run by the charity, The Reading Agency. This year's Summer Reading Challenge is called Mischief Makers, inspired by the iconic children's title Beano, which celebrates its 80th anniversary. It's completely free to take part and is a great way to keep up the reading over the summer holidays.


The aim of the challenge is to get children between 4 and 11 to read any six books of their choice from their library during the summer holidays.​ You can sign up at your local library and children will explore a map of Beanotown to find mysterious buried treasure and become ultimate mischief makers. Dennis, Gnasher and friends will help young readers solve clues and collect stickers, having lots of fun and adventures along the way! Those that complete the challenge will receive a medal and certificate at the end which will be given out in assembly in the autumn term.


Recommended reads for the Summer holidays.


Year Book Title Author
Reception Boogie Bear David Walliams
  What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday Julia Donaldson
PP1 Squishy McFluff Pip Jones & Ella Okstad
  Claude Alex T. Smith
PP2 Animal Stories Holly Webb
  Mr Penguin Alex T. Smith
PP3 The World's Worst Children 3 David Walliams
  Penny Dreadful causes a kerfuffle Joanna Nadin
8s The World's Worst Children 3 David Walliams
  Artie Conan Doyle and the Gravediggers' Club Robert J. Harris
9s Podkin One-Ear Kieran Larwood
  The Children of Castle Rock Natash Farrant
10s Just call me Spaghetti Hoop Boy Lara Williamson
  Song of the Dolphin Boy Elizabeth Laird
11s A Place called Perfect Helena Duggan
  Spy School Stuart Gibbs

Happy reading!