2021 Summer Reading Challenge at Oundle Library

Join in the fun with the Wild World Heroes

Let’s go wild for reading!

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge celebrates reading, nature and action for the environment – which means it’s time to go wild for reading!

The action takes place in a town called Wilderville and the challenge for the Wild World Heroes is to make their town even better for the people and animals that live there. It’s all about inspiring children to read or listen to books, and think of planet-saving ideas, with a target to read or listen to at least six books over the holidays.

 

Take the challenge

The challenge encourages children to choose, share and enjoy books and reading. There’s a specially selected Wild World Heroes book collection available from the library, which includes lots of great eBooks and eAudiobooks. But every book counts, whether it’s been borrowed from the library or not – story books, fact books, and even joke books. Each time two books have been read there are rewards to collect at the library and online. And on completion of the challenge there’s a certificate and medal.

Join in the fun

From 10 July pop along to Oundle Library to sign up and collect a Wild World Heroes Pack and then join the fun! During the school holidays there’s a programme of free virtual activities, including a drawing workshop, a magic show and story sessions. And, in association with Barnwell Country Park, the library has organised an animal picture hunt – with prizes! There’s also a schools’ competition to find out which local school has the most readers.

Oundle Library's Activity Timetable

Animal Picture Hunt

Lots of stuff to do and collect

As well as the activities being organised by Oundle Library, the Wild World Heroes website also has lots of fantastic stuff.

The amazing Book Sorter
Don’t know what to read next? Just tell the amazing online Book Sorter your age and the sort of books you like to read, and one click later it will come up with some suggestions. The Sorter also has book recommendations from other children. It makes choosing what book to read next really easy, and it’s fun too!

Things to do, prizes to win!
Visit the Activities page for things to do and competitions to enter. The British Library is offering things to make at home. There’s everything from a printable activity pack and instructions to make a miniature book, to videos with drawing tips, a guide to creating a comic strip, and Poetry Prompts from poet Joseph Coelho.

Reading Club and Chat
The Reading Club is where to watch interviews with popular authors and illustrators, and watch and listen as celebrity presenters read extracts from their favourite books. The Chat page is a place where children can discuss with each other the books they’re reading and find out what other readers are enjoying as well.

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