This summer Northumberland’s youngsters are invited to get silly!

Northumberland Libraries are calling for children to join in the fun and sign up to keep reading as part of Silly Squad, this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual event aimed at 4 – 11 year olds and the Silly Squad theme is a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter.

This year, with the current situation, the all-new digital aspect of the Challenge was launched earlier than usual to keep children reading over the Summer and support parents and carers with children already at home.

The online Silly Squad will entertain and engage children and families with uplifting content and reading recommendations. The Challenge website will be free to access and children can rate and review their books as they work towards their reading goal. It will also feature lots of fun videos, games, quizzes, and digital and downloadable activities.

Jacqueline Wilson, Summer Reading Challenge Ambassador said ‘I feel the Summer Reading Challenge is extra important this year! How sensible to have a Silly theme. We’ve all had to deal with serious and scary issues, so it’s time for a bit of fun. There are so many comical and crazy children’s books to cheer us all up. Let’s get reading and get happy!’

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