We’ve created this page to inspire you to read loads over the Summer! We hope you’ll find new stories to love and new ways of reading to enjoy!

For each week of the Summer Holiday, we will challenge you to find a text that you think is a brilliant example of a quality we are looking for. We will also set you a Staycation Reading Challenge each week. This could be a task to complete or something to design to help improve reading experiences for yourself and other people. 

We will also share with you a short text or extract…just for you to enjoy!

Could you read a book to someone who doesn’t live in your house?

Maybe a Zoom call, over the phone or a video? 

Or could you do a poster about a book that you like and put it in your window at home?

Could you send us a video or photo of what you’ve done?

Souting At The Rain

by Lynda Mullaly-Hunt

Here is Miss Goley reading a chapter.

Create an origami envelope and write a message to your friend about the book you’ve just read and why it made you think about friendship. 

Here’s an example:

Share photos of your Reading Challenge here!

If you liked Shouting At The Rain try an earlier book by Lynda Mullaly Hunt: 

Fish In A Tree.

Here’s chapter 1.