Summer Reading Challenge


Animal Agents

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. Children can sign up at their local library, then read six library books of their choice to complete the Challenge.

There are exclusive rewards to collect along the way, and it’s FREE to take part!

In 2015, more than 800,000 children took part by borrowing, reading and talking about books.

The theme for the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge was Animal Agents, illustrated by the UK’s best-selling children’s illustrator Tony Ross.  This summer there was something peculiar happening at the local library – and that’s where the Animal Agents came in!

From solving the case of the graffiti writing to the strange case of a missing lunch, children could join in the fun with the Animal Agents by reading along.  As children read library books on the Summer Reading Challenge, they received a host of stickers, some with mysterious smells.  By collecting these clues in their detective folder, young readers helped the Animal Agents find out what’s really been going on behind the scenes!