The Big Friendly Read – Summer Reading Challenge 2016 gets under way

July 28 2016

Young readers from Bishopston, Redland, Henleaze and Horfield are encouraged to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge when Libraries everywhere will be celebrating 100 years of one of the world’s greatest storytellers, Roald Dahl.

Young readers from Bishopston, Redland, Henleaze and Horfield are encouraged to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge when Libraries everywhere will be celebrating 100 years of one of the world’s greatest storytellers, Roald Dahl.

The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016, will feature some of Roald Dahl’s best-loved characters and the amazing artwork of his principal illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake.

The free annual event challenges children to read six books over the summer holidays and earn a fantastic Big Friendly Read medal and certificate.

Councillor Margaret Hickman, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods with responsibility for libraries, said: “The Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to get children interested in books and reading Roald Dahl has been inspiring children for generations, and I would encourage all families to take part in this fantastic event. 

“Libraries can help encourage children to become confident readers and provide hours of free summer holiday entertainment.”

Children can find competitions, challenges, author interviews, news, and the book sorter - which recommends what children might like to read next, on the Summer Reading Challenge website http://www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ throughout the year.