Avoid the summer reading dip

Avoid the summer reading dip

As teachers, parents and carers, you'll know that children's reading can 'dip' during the long summer holidays. This is especially evident in children moving from Year 2 to Year 3, and from Year 6 to Year 7, so we’re encouraging all children to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge.

The Summer Reading Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 of all abilities to read six books during their summer holiday. There is a different theme each year – this year it's Animal Agents, illustrated by best-selling children’s illustrator Tony Ross.

Children can read whatever they like as long as the books are borrowed from their local library. They'll receive special rewards each time they finish a book and there's a certificate for everyone who completes the challenge.

So why not head to your local library during the summer holidays and enroll? It's completely free and anybody can take part. For more information, head over to the Summer Reading Challenge.

Don’t forget that if you are a school using Bug Club, you can allocate your children lots of books via Bug Club online, too.