Summer Reading Challenge

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The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays, with a different theme each year. Although the challenge is aimed at children aged 4-11, younger children are also welcome to take part.

This year, due to the exceptional circumstances, The Reading Agency is running the challenge as a digital activity. It will be extended either side of the main school holidays to keep children reading and entertained.

Summer reading challenge 2020 logo - SILLY SQUAD

Launched on 5 June, ‘Silly Squad’, features an adventurous team of animals and celebrates all kinds of funny books. Children can keep track of the books they are reading and collect rewards along the way. There are book recommendations, as well as super silly activities, quizzes, videos and games for children and their families to enjoy. And it’s all FREE for children to take part.

Sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge

Library staff are creating special craft activities for you to do at home, available on the Cambridgeshire Libraries Facebook page throughout the summer. Any updates to our Summer Reading Challenge offer will be detailed here, as well as posted on social media.

Join the library, access all our online resources and see a timetable of our online events.

Do make the most of the wide range of online resources we have for children, including e-books, e-audio, as well as comics and magazines.

Children’s eBooks to read

Our full list of eBooks is available from RBDigital.

The list below contains books which are guaranteed to be available all summer.

Junior multi-user eBooks on RBDigital
Size: 678KBFile format: pdf

Children’s eAudio books to listen to

Our full list of eAudio books is available from RBDigital.

We have three great collections of e-audio books for children for a wide range of stories.

These books in the document below are available to listen to and guaranteed available all summer.

Junior multi-user eAudio on RBDigital
Size: 665KBFile format: pdf

Also available

Summer Reading Challenge statistics

The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps nearly three quarters of a million children across the country each year to keep up their reading skills and confidence. Last year over 720,000 children took part in the challenge.

Visit the Reading Agency website to find out more