All our libraries throughout the Bradford district will be involved in the Summer Reading Challenge. Every child who joins the “Big Friendly Read” will receive a fold-up wallet with six limited edition Quentin Blake collector cards. There is also a bookmark, fortune teller, door hanger, wristband and Rainbow Glasses to collect. Every child who reads 6 books will receive a certificate and medal complete with presentation wallet, all featuring the amazing artwork of Roald Dahl’s principal illustrator, Quentin Blake. Both are fantastic to take back to school in September to impress your teachers and friends.
The Summer Reading Challenge is a national scheme to encourage primary age children to continue to read throughout the summer holidays. Research has shown that the Summer Reading Challenge improves children’s enjoyment of reading, as well as their reading range, confidence and motivation and it helps prevent the summer holiday dip in literacy skills.
That’s not all - this year the school with the highest percentage of pupils participating and the school with the highest percentage of completers will receive an author visit for the whole school to enjoy. Help your school to be a winner by taking part.
The “Big Friendly Read” will encourage reading on a giant scale and all our libraries will have activities celebrating Roald Dahl and inspired by his wonderful stories from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to The Twits, Matilda and of course the Big Friendly Giant, we’ll have something for all children (and parents too!).
To find out library opening times and more details including a copy of our full Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge Events booklet please contact your local library. Don’t forget also to look at the summer reading challenge website www.bigfriendlyread.org.uk for lots of reading related activities to do.
For a list of all this years events, please use the link on the right of the page.