Winter Reading Mini Challenge
With the weather getting cooler, what better time to stay indoors and read a book?
Young readers can join in the Winter Reading Mini Challenge. It's a smaller version of the Summer Challenge, with a virtual badge to unlock, a certificate to be awarded with and lots of activities and books to enjoy!
The challenge starts on Tuesday 1 December 2020 and ends on Friday 15 January 2021 and it is completely virtual and free.
Everyone is a hero
This year's theme is 'Everyone is a hero', in partnership with the publishing company 'Knights Of'.
The aim is to champion a diversity of perspectives across children’s books and encourage everyone to nominate their own personal reading heroes – whether it’s a librarian, a teacher, a family member, a carer or a friend! Find out about nominating your Reading Hero on the Winter Reading Challenge website.
To take part you need just to:
Rating and reviewing 3 books online will unlock a virtual badge and a special certificate to print off and keep!
Choosing your books
You can read anything you like.
You can reserve books from the library for free as well, and collect them in any of the open libraries. Check our service updates page for information on our current service.
You can select from a wide range of free children's e-books and e-audio books on Borrowbox. Start exploring BorrowBox.
Check the Reading Agency books sorter, our book of the month or subscribe to the library newsletter.
You can also take a look at our reading lists.
Artwork credit: Marssaié Jordan, Rex Crowle, Wumzum and Selom Sunu