With the exception of last year M has taken part in every Summer Reading Challenge at our local library and has enjoyed collecting all the stickers. This years event ties in with 100 years of Roald Dahl and has to be my favourite so far. They really seem to have pushed the boat out this year.

The minute we walked into the library there was a Roald Dahl themed treasure hunt to complete which M raced through super fast, he loves a good treasure hunt. He then received a beautiful folder to record his favourite books with three collector cards (he’ll get three more when we go back for more books), a BFG bookmark and a pair of 3d glasses. The collector cards all have activities on the back and some are scratch and sniff.

You only need to read 6 books over two visits to complete the challenge which is fairly easy to achieve at this age (7) as the books he picks tend to be a mixture of lengths, I imagine the challenge will be harder for older children reading only chapter books.

M chose 8 books today (although two of them don’t really count as stories) and has read three already. Not to be outdone, L (almost 2) chose 13 books. Although you’re only allowed a max of 12 from our library so M put one of them on his card for her, he’s a good big brother.

You can find out more about this years summer reading challenge at bigfriendlyread.org.uk

Will you’re kids be taking part this year?


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8 thoughts on “Summer Reading Challenge

  1. A great list of books to make your challenge easier. Enjoy #MarvMondays

    Posted on 25 July, 2016 at 11:53 pm
    1. Thanks Fiona, they’ve both inherited my love of books so I think we’ll be getting through them pretty quick.

      Posted on 26 July, 2016 at 7:48 am
  2. I love the idea of this reading challenge but my eldest is just beginning to pick up the occasional word at present. Hopefully she can take part next year. #MarvMondays

    Posted on 26 July, 2016 at 4:43 pm
    1. Thanks for stopping by Helena. When they’re younger I think it’s more about them engaging with a story as you read it to them than actually reading it themselves, at least that’s the way I’ve always taken it anyway x

      Posted on 27 July, 2016 at 8:20 am
  3. I love the idea of a reading challenge and that it is run by your local library. I really should look into this as Little Miss H loves books and we should get more out of the library. I love the book choices both of your kids have made. There are some classics there. Hugs Lucy #MarvMondays xxxx

    Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 10:26 pm
    1. Thank you. Both my kids love a trip to the library so I highly recommend it. Our local library has a big toy box and a few stuffed animals too so my youngest likes to get everything out and make herself at home!

      Posted on 29 July, 2016 at 11:19 pm
  4. I used to do my library reacing challenges every summer when I was little and really enjoyed them. I’m so pleased to see that they still do these, I’d love for my little ones to be able to do them when they are little older. Hope your little ones have fun reading all their books this summer. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Emily

    Posted on 31 July, 2016 at 11:25 pm
    1. Thank you, they’re certainly enjoying them so far. My youngest already has her favourites that we have to read every bedtime!

      Posted on 1 August, 2016 at 7:30 am