This year’s Summer Reading Challenge book collection has just been announced – and we’re absolutely delighted to see that four Nosy Crow books have made the list!
The Summer Reading Challenge is a Reading Agency initiative, taking place every year during the summer holidays. It encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six library books during the long summer holiday, to keep up their reading skills and confidence, and to complete the Challenge.
Each year there is a different theme – this year’s theme is Wild World Heroes, a celebration of reading, nature and action for the environment. Developed in partnership with WWF, the world’s leading independent conservation organisation, Wild World Heroes will seek to inspire children to stand up for the future of our planet.
Here’s a closer look at the Nosy Crow books that are included in this year’s collection:
Look What I Found in the Woods, by Moira Butterfield and Jesús Verona, is a beautiful picture book that encourages children to get outside and discover all sorts of natural treasures in the woods. Find prickly pine cones and swirly snail’s shells, then learn more about the object with irresistible illustrated and informative nature notes. Packed with fascinating facts alongside a gentle rhyming narrative, this is the first book in a series of nature treasure hunt books for the whole family will treasure!
Wigglesbottom Primary: Dino Chick, by Pamela Butchart and Becka Moor, is the latest instalment in this hilarious, illustrated chapter book series for readers aged 5+, with three school-based stories in each book. In Dino Chick, Year Two are chosen to look after some eggs that are about to hatch, but there’s something strange about them… What if it’s not a chick egg, but a dinosaur egg?
The Boy Who Met a Whale, by Carnegie-nominated Nizrana Farook, is a thrilling escapade set in fictional Sri Lanka, jam-packed with peril, mystery and a huge blue whale. When local fisherboy, Razi, discovers a shipwreck with a mysterious strange inside, it kickstarts an exhilarating adventure filled with of sea monsters, villains and missing treasure…
And finally, Earth Friends: Fair Fashion, by Holly Webb, the first in a fantastic series about four friends who want to make the world a better place, with themes of environmentalism and friendship. In this first book, Maya, while researching for a school project on Fairtrade, is appalled to find that her favourite sparkly T-shirts are made by poor children in other countries who lead very different lives from her own, privileged one. She knows she must do something about it, but how can she make a difference without revealing her pop start secret to the world?
You can find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge and this year’s book collection, here.