The Summer Reading Challenge has come to an end for another year and children all over the country have been rewarded for their brilliant efforts with medal ceremonies and parties that will be remembered for a long time.
The largest ceremony we have heard about so far was in Inverclyde where a staggering 400 people attended.
A group of children from the Hanham area, wearing Creepy House themed fancy dress, were presented with medals and certificates for completing the Summer Reading Challenge by the Chairman of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Ian Boulton.
The group were chosen to represent the more than 7,000 children in South Gloucestershire who took part, making it the most successful year for the Challenge in the area ever. One of the children receiving their medal and certificate this year was seven year old Isaac who has now completed his third challenge.
Isaac's mum said: "Isaac has taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge for a number of years and has kept all the posters and lists of books he has read. He has loved this year's theme and this has encouraged his reading and he has now moved from young readers to more advanced children's books."
Reading Activist volunteers
And it's not only the children taking part in the challenge who have been celebrating. Reading Activist volunteers, who have supported children taking part in the challenge, have also been recognised for their contribution. In Hanham and many other libraries around the country, volunteers received certificates.
"I would definitely encourage other young people to volunteer during the Summer Reading Challenge, as it has been a rewarding experience for me. I have met new people, developed new skills and also had fun volunteering." said Jodie, a Reading Activist volunteer.
So, all in all, it's been a fantastic challenge this year. Is it too soon to be getting excited about next summer? We don't think so!
Keeran, aged 9, said: "In my opinion, I think Creepy House has been the best Summer Reading Challenge EVER! I loved the glow in the dark bracelets and bookmark and definitely the ingenious smelly stickers"
To see more wonderful celebration photos and share your own medal ceremony photos and stories with us, please vist our facebook page.
Children can head to the Summer Reading Challenge website which will stay live throughout the year with book reviews, chat and competitions to take part in.
If your child has enjoyed taking part in the 2013 Challenge please consider donating to our Summer Reading Challenge campaign and help us reach more children in 2014. It only costs £3 for three disadvantaged children to take part in the Challenge for free. Please donate £3 to our campaign by texting READ06 £3 to 70070 or by visiting justgiving.com/SummerReadingChallenge.