Winter Mini Challenge

Winter Mini Challenge

Photo of young children and adults sat on a library floor looking at books.

What is the Winter Mini Challenge?

A great confidence booster! The Winter Mini Challenge is a fun online challenge that encourages children to keep up their reading across December – February.  

It’s free to take part on wintermini.org.uk, where children can collect rewards for logging and reviewing books. Whatever your interest, it all counts.  

Unlock special badges and earn a certificate of achievement once you meet your reading goal!  

More than 6000 children took part in the Winter Mini Challenge in 2023. 

More than 23,500 books were read during the 2023 Challenge.  

More than 23,500 books were read during the 2023 Challenge

More than 6,000 children took part in the Winter Mini Challenge in 2023


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Get involved online

Children can take part on the official Challenge website. They’ll find lots of fun things there, including book recommendations, activity sheets, games, videos, and reading tips!  

The Winter Mini Challenge runs online from December to February but many libraries run free activities and events throughout the year. Ask the librarian when you go into your library to borrow your books.  


Resources

Photos of key materials: Marvellous Makers

At the link below, you will be able to download photos of key Marvellous Makers materials. These photos can be used in your promotional materials…

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Document Borders – Summer Reading Challenge 2024

Download these funky Marvellous Makers borders to create Summer Reading Challenge posters, activities and resources. All illustrations are by Natelle Quek and © The Reading…

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Clip art for Marvellous Makers: Characters (JPEGs)

Download JPEGs of individual characters, created by our brilliant Summer Reading Challenge 2024 illustrator, Natelle Quek. You must credit Natelle Quek wherever you use this…

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Latest News

We’ve extended the Winter Mini Challenge!

The Reading Agency are so pleased to see so many young readers getting involved in the Winter Mini Challenge that we have decided to extend the challenge until Sunday 20 February 2022.

The Reading Agency

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