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Meet the Wild World Heroes

Cartoon images of the Wild World Heroes and their pet animals, with the words Summer Reading Challenge 2021 Wild World Heroes. Presented by the Reading Agency. Delivered in partnership with libraries
28 June 2021

Saturday 10 July – Tuesday 31 August 2021 

The Wild World Heroes are coming to a library near you this summer. Let’s meet them! 

  • Carys and her dog Doug want Wilderville to be the best place to live ever. She loves bird spotting in the park and reading comics and graphic novels.
  • David and his spider pal Webster like camping near the river. He likes recording wildlife, studying insects and drawing. He loves reading books about nature too.
  • Willow and her squirrel Hazel love being outdoors and taking care of animals. She uses British Sign Language and loves reading scary stories.
  • Callum and his hermit crab Shelby like surfing, rock pooling and organising litter picks along the coast. His favourite books are adventure stories.
  • Marcus and his chaffinch Charlie live on his family’s farm. His favourite thing to do is read poetry outdoors.
  • Fazia and her cat Mouse love gaming, coding and making videos. She enjoys listening to sci-fi audio books.

The Summer Reading Challenge runs from Saturday 10 July to Tuesday 31 August in all Essex libraries and mobile libraries. 

Children need to read six books to help the Wilderville children make a difference to the environment. To take part they will need their own library card, so if anyone in your family is not a library member pop down to your local library to join or join online now.

As they read library books, they will collect stickers for their folder. After reading six books they earn their certificate and medal. 

Children can read any library book of their choice; fiction, non-fiction, picture books or books they share with parents and carers – they all count.  The under threes are not forgotten - there's a special version of Wild World Heroes just for them. 

The Summer Reading Challenge is delivered by libraries and produced by The Reading Agency. It's open to all children, free of charge. 

Children can take part in the online Summer Reading Challenge on the Wild World Heroes website, to earn digital rewards.

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