Summer Reading Challenge

Dear parents and carers,

Every year Coventry libraries run the Summer Reading Challenge, calling for children aged 4 – 11 to sign up to read six books over the summer holiday.  This year children can still join a free virtual challenge at

This year’s theme is ‘Silly Squad’ – a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter.  To find out more you can visit

To take part in Silly Squad

You can create a free account at  It’s a simple process and requires approval by an adult (via email).

Children taking part in the Challenge this year will be asked to set their own reading goal, but we hope that children will try to read at least 6 books.

Children can rate and review any books they are reading and there will be videos, quizzes and lots of other downloadable treats to encourage children to meet their reading challenge at home.

If you don’t want to take part in the Challenge there are still lots of other fun activities on the website for everyone to explore.

Reading for pleasure helps to develop children’s education, social and communication skills and as children’s reading levels tend to dip over the summer holidays, the Summer Reading Challenge helps to encourage them to enjoy reading.

Children’s free ebooks and audiobooks

Coventry Libraries have a fantastic selection of free children’s e-books and audio books to read at  and you can join the library online for free at

For further information please email or phone 024 7683 2314.