Summer Reading Challenge 2022

The Summer Reading Challenge from The Reading Agency takes place every year during the summer holidays. Children read 6 or more library books of their choice and receive incentives along the way to encourage them. 

With exclusive incentives to collect and plenty of brilliant books to enjoy, the challenge is the perfect summer activity to build young readers’ skills and confidence during the long break from school.

This year the Summer Reading Challenge will take place from Saturday 9 July to Saturday 10 September.

For this year’s challenge, The Reading Agency has partnered with the Science Museum Group to create ‘Gadgeteers’, inspiring children to use their curiosity and creativity to discover the science behind the everyday, and celebrate the role of the imagination in both reading and the sciences.

The Gadgeteers are planning an epic summer party! Through reading books and collecting rewards, challenge participants will help the Gadgeteers use their special skills to get everything ready.

The challenge is:

  • inclusive of all primary school aged children and all stages of reading development
  • free to take part - simply visit your local library during the holidays to sign up, and children will receive fun materials to get them started


There's a range of events for all ages taking place at Bracknell Forest libraries this summer.

Find something to do this summer


Enter our Summer of Science Scratch competition to be in with a chance to win a code club t-shirt.

Find out how to enter

Reading lists

Why not try some of these books during the challenge? You can find more books to read on the Summer Reading Challenge reading list.


Some of the benefits of taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge include:

  • encouraging children to read throughout the summer holidays
  • developing a lifelong love of reading for pleasure
  • encouraging children to read a variety of genres
  • encouraging the whole family to use resources in the library
  • helps make sure that literacy levels do not drop over the summer
  • most importantly - it's fun!

Parents and guardians can find out more on the Summer Reading Challenge website.


Illustrations by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022

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