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Children's reading groups

Chatterbooks reading clubs help children build a lifelong reading habit. We estimate that almost 9,000 children belong to Chatterbooks groups, which can be run by anyone with a passion for reading. Find out more about Chatterbooks here.

Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge helps get three quarters of a million children into libraries every year to keep up their reading skills and confidence. Find out much more about how to participate, and about the 2019 theme Space Chase, here.

500 Words competition 2019

The 500 Words competition launched on Tuesday 29 January, on BBC Radio 2. It is one of the most successful story-writing competitions for kids in the world, and helps to get children excited about reading and writing.

Space Chase book collection announced

We're over the moon to announce the release of the book collection for the Summer Reading Challenge 2019, Space Chase. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, Space Chase will take young readers on an out-of-this-world adventure