Summer reading challenge


It’s the UK’s biggest free reading for pleasure event for children and is run by the national charity The Reading Agency in partnership with the UK public library network.

The aim of the Challenge is to encourage children to read any six books of their choice from their library during the summer holidays.

The Challenge offers children and families an enjoyable activity in the six-week summer break from school when reading skills and confidence can dip, commonly known as the ‘summer slide’.

Children receive special rewards each time they finish a book and there’s a certificate for everyone who completes the Challenge.


Go to your library this summer to join the Challenge – IT’S FREE!

  • Sign up to receive your special Space Chase mission folder
  • Read at least SIX library books over the holidays
  • Collect stickers for each book you read
  • Add the stickers to your folder to complete your mission and the Challenge!
  • Complete the Challenge and you’ll get your own certificate.


See the presentation the children were shown during assembly, Summer Reading Challenge 2019 or visit the website for more information.