Summer Reading Challenge

If you’re in Scotland you can now sign up to take part in the Challenge – just visit your local library to get started. Borrow and read any six books from the library over the summer to collect limited edition rewards and a very special prize for completing the Challenge.

Create a profile on this website to keep track of the books you’re reading, write reviews, share what you’ve been up to at the library and chat to other book fans

We’ll be announcing some Dahl-ightful news, competitions and phizz-whizzing fun all summer, so stay tuned!

Human Beans in England and Wales get ready – The Big Friendly Read is coming your way very soon!

Look here for more information

We’re so excited to reveal the theme for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022!

Get ready for Gadgeteers, arriving online and in your local library this summer

GWT see this as an ideal opportunity to read with or form book groups with people from another generation. Its a good idea and this brilliant resource is here for families and people to use”

Free resources to enjoy at home
The Reading Agency works with top children’s publishers to create and share fun family-friendly activities to encourage reading for pleasure. Visit our Resources Bank to find a variety of book recommendations, activity sheets, videos, free offers and more to enjoy with your young readers. The Resources Bank is updated with new items every week, so check back regularly!

Top tips for reading together
You can download our tips and resources here Sitting down with your own book, newspaper or magazine sets a good example to kids – they will copy you – and reading a book together can really encourage a love of stories. Discover adult reading lists and book reviews on The Reading Agency’s Reading Groups for Everyone website