I'm supporting a campaign run by The Reading Agency to encourage all primary school children to take part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge. It's free, inclusive and, most importantly, makes reading fun!
The Summer Reading Challenge is a unique partnership between The Reading Agency and public libraries across the UK. Last year around 700,000 children took part in borrowing, reading and talking about their favourite books.
This year's theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Space Chase, inspired by the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
To takes part in Space Chase, all children need to do is head to their local library. There they will be given a special mission folder to keep track of the six library books they'll be reading over the summer as part of the Challenge. There are also lots of collectible incentives to help motivate them in their reading mission!
I'm really looking forward to reading Jake in Space Rocket Battles and Wigglesbottom Primary Super Dog with my two boys. The summer is a great opportunity to get kids interested in reading and there are so many books to choose from!
The Summer Reading Challenge builds confidence and independent reading, while helping to prevent the dip in children's reading levels during the summer break from school. Find out more about how to get involved here.