Pack your bags for Wilderville this summer! A fun time is guaranteed for Essex children, as Wild World Heroes, the Summer Reading Challenge 2021, starts this Saturday, 10 July, at all Essex libraries and mobile libraries.
This year we’re teaming up with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) for a very special nature-themed challenge that will inspire children to stand up for the planet.
Our Wild World Heroes live in Wilderville, a pretty cool place, but there are lots of things that the Wild World Heroes can do to make their town even better for the people and animals that live there. Children will find out how, as they read six library books to help the Wilderville children make a difference to the environment. Along the way, they'll collect stickers for their folder. After reading six books, they'll earn a 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. There's a special version of Wild World Heroes for children under three.
The Summer Reading Challenge runs from Saturday 10 July to Tuesday 31 August. It's delivered by libraries and produced by The Reading Agency. It's open to all children, free of charge.