Summer Reading Challenge 2020

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It’s almost time for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, and for 2020 it’s going digital. It’s all about funny books, happiness and having a laugh!

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The Silly Squad is a team of animal friends who love to go on adventures and get stuck in to all different kinds of funny books. This year’s Challenge features extra special characters designed by the award-winning author and illustrator Laura Ellen Anderson, who you’ll know from amazing reads like Amelia Fang and Evil Emperor Penguin!

How can I join in?

If you’re aged between 4 and 11 you can join the Silly Squad on a new adventure by setting your own personal reading challenge to complete this summer. When the Reading Challenge officially starts on 5th June you’ll be able to sign-up on a special new website to help you keep track of your books, reviews and the rewards that you’ll unlock along the way.

What kind of things can I do?

Simply read anything that makes you happy – comics, joke books, poetry, fiction or non-fiction books.  They can be in digital or print format.  Either enjoy the books that you already have at home or borrow e-books using your North Yorkshire Library account.

If you don’t have a North Yorkshire Library account get one here.

There’ll be a Summer Reading Challenge official book collection which you can use as a guide and there’ll be loads of brilliant book suggestions to get you started. There will also be heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos, games and more to keep you entertained at home!

When can I get silly?

Anytime is usually a good time, though Silly Squad officially begins on Friday 5th June with a “Let’s Get Silly” virtual launch event that your whole family can enjoy.

We’ll post more details here as soon we get them so keep coming back to check.


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