Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge

The Reading Agency’s annual Summer Reading Challenge will launch again in Sandwell on Saturday 10th July and will run throughout the Summer Holidays.

As the challenge aims to encourage children to choose and read books for pleasure we hope that you can help promote the challenge with your families to allow children to benefit from our free library offer and fun incentives available.

It also helps to encourage a reading habit to help maintain reading levels during the school holidays.

How the Challenge works

  • Children sign up through their local library and receive a Wild World Heroes collector poster
  • Children set a reading goal and borrow and read library books of their own choice during the summer, collecting special stickers to complete their poster and extra incentives along the way
  • Children who complete the Summer Reading Challenge are presented with a certificate and a medal
  • The official Challenge website,, hosts digital rewards, author videos, games and more for children to enjoy all summer

You can find additional information and free resources to support children’s reading for pleasure in the Summer Reading Challenge School Zone:

By championing the Summer Reading Challenge in your school, you will be continuing to support your pupils’ learning during the holidays, ensuring they return ready for a great start to the new academic year.

It’s FUN!    It’s FREE!    It’s LOCAL!