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Winter Mini Challenge

poster saying join the Winter Mini Challenge, with the cover image and characters from the children’s book Pugs of the Frozen North
28 November 2019

If your child enjoyed taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge then they’ll enjoy this year’s Reading Agency Winter Reading Challenge, which encourages children to keep reading through the winter holidays.

To get involved your child only needs to read three books of their choice and add each title to their Winter Reading Challenge website profile with a review. Three book reviews will unlock a virtual badge and certificate to print off and keep!

Have some fun with your child and help them plan which books they’d like to borrow and read by visiting our catalogue. We have some great children’s reading recommendations to browse through and reserve.

The Winter Challenge starts Monday 2 December and finishes Monday 13 January 2020 and is great fun to do.