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Summer Reading Challenge 2021 – Wild World Heroes

The UK’s biggest annual reading for pleasure programme for children aged 4 to 11 returns to Inspire libraries this summer.

Produced by The Reading Agency and run in libraries across the country the Summer Reading Challenge is a great way to keep children reading over the summer. 

Developed in partnership with WWF, the world's leading independent conservation organisation. This year’s challenge invites children to join the Wild World Heroes and them make their home town of Wilderville a greener place for the people and animals who live there

Children read six library books, collecting rewards along the way to help the heroes solve the environmental problems they have spotted.

The Summer Reading Challenge can help avoid the potential dip in reading levels over the long summer break and provides free fun for 4 – 11 year olds.

Inspire would love help from schools to encourage children to sign up to the Summer Reading Challenge this year. There are resources available to support promotion of the Challenge ahead of the summer holidays.

The resources provided are:

  • Letter to teachers to explain more about the Challenge
  • Video to introduce the Summer Reading Challenge for use in assembly/classroom.
  • Summer Reading Challenge A4 poster
  • Suggested text for inclusion in school newsletters ahead of the summer holidays
  • Live virtual assemblies available to book at

The Summer Reading Challenge runs in all Inspire libraries from Saturday 10 July – Sunday 5 September.

To access resources, please contact Carolyn Gallagher, Principal Librarian for Children and Families, at