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Posted by Tom, February 12, 2014

Nosy Crow in the Summer Reading Challenge

The Reading Agency have announced the titles included in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, and Nosy Crow are very well represented!

The Challenge encourages children aged 4 to 11 to read six books during the long summer holiday, and every year helps gets three quarters of a million children into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence. Children can read whatever they like – fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books – just as long as they are borrowed from the library. There’s a different theme each year – this year’s challenge is Mythical Maze (illustrated by Sarah McIntyre), and there are two lists – one for younger children and one for older children – with 69 titles between them.

The younger collection includes a trio of fantastic Nosy Crow picture books – first on the list is the Greenaway-nominated Open Very Carefully, by Nicola O’Byrne and Nick Bromley – here’s a look inside:

The yet-to-be-published The Princess and the Presents, by Caryl Hart and Sarah Warburton, is also in the younger collection – here’s an early preview:

And Troll Swap by Leigh Hodgkinson has also been selected – here’s a look inside:

And that’s not all! Baby Aliens Got My Teacher, the hilarious debut novel by Pamela Butchart, has also been selected for the older collection. Here’s the first chapter:

You can find out more about the challenge at The Reading Agency’s website, here – if your family is taking part, good luck!

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