20th anniversary of the Summer Reading Challenge

Saturday, 22 Jun 2019


This summer, The Reading Agency and libraries will be taking children across England, Scotland and Wales on a journey into space. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Space Chase will take young readers on an out-of-this-world adventure with our super space family, The Rockets. The Challenge touches down in libraries across the UK this summer and features bespoke artwork from top children's illustrator Adam Stower.

The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual event aimed at 4-11 year olds. Children are encouraged to read six books of their choice during the summer holidays with collectable incentives and rewards, plus a certificate and medal for every child who completes the challenge. There are also a range of competitions open throughout the summer on the Summer Reading Challenge website. Children can sign up for the Challenge at their local library at the start of the summer holidays– and it is completely free.

Start dates:

Scotland - Saturday 22 June 2019
England and Wales - Saturday 13 July 2019

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