This year's Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge (2016) which will run across the school summer holidays, is linking up with the global year-long Roald Dahl 100 celebrations, honouring the world's No.1 storyteller.
The Big Friendly Read will feature some of Roald Dahl's best-loved characters and the amazing artwork of his principal illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake. It will encourage reading on a giant scale and will feature themes such as invention, mischief and friendship as explored in Roald Dahl's books.
Children can sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge (the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge in Scotland) at their local library as the school summer term ends and the holidays begin -- there's no charge to participate so why not pop down to your library?
The Big Friendly Read will encourage children to expand their own reading by exploring similar themes across the best contemporary children's writing.
Summer Reading Challenge 2016 info: https://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/summer-reading-challenge/
Summer Reading Challenge 2016 book list: https://readingagency.org.uk/news/media/summer-reading-challenge-2016-book-collection-titles-announced.html