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