What’s it about?
Well, for children aged 5-12 there is the national challenge, which has a circus theme this year. The Children’s Team are already out and about talking to schools about it. All you have to do is read six books during the summer holidays and you will receive little gifts like stickers, yoyos and bookmarks for each book read, and a certificate at the end. There’s even a fun website, if you want to find out more: Summer Reading Challenge
I thought it wasn’t fair that children should have all the fun, however, so I started my own challenge last year, called Reddit! (get it? say it quick and you will) Reddit! is for mums, dads, uncles, grannies and older brothers and sisters to have fun with – in fact, anyone over the age of 12 can do it.
Just ask your library for your Reddit! diary, read six books of ANY type and tell us which bit you liked best. You can read cookery books, car manuals, history books, art books or even travel guides. It even counts if you read a book to someone else – picture books or any kind of books, so yes, The Tiger that Came to Tea counts just the same as Anna Karenina!
You might even learn a new skill while you’re at it. One group last year got together with cookery books and took it in terms to bring in lunch once a week. There is now a special blog page for you to share your book reviews on so take a look now. Also there is the Reddit! recommends… page here to whet your appetite.
You will get a certificate featuring Yours Truly on it and be entered into a prize draw, not to mention the warm fuzzy feeling of taking on the challenge!