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500 Words Competition 2020 - winners

Celebrating its 10th birthday in 2020, the 500 Words competition, created by Chris Evans, is the UK's largest story-writing competition for children aged between 5 and 13.

Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge helps children keep up their reading skills and confidence during the long break from school. Find out more about the Challenge here.


The UK's largest network of children's reading groups. The groups are run in libraries, schools or virtually to generate discussion and encourage children to enjoy reading. They are run by librarians, teachers, teaching assistants, or volunteers - anyone with a passion for reading!