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!

Read the last page/chapter of a book before the beginning.

How does this change your mind about reading?

The Undefeated

by Kwame Alexander and Kadir Nelson

read to you by Mrs Evans here.

Be the teacher: 

Record a video to introduce your book and what you learnt from it.

Or, take a picture of you with your book and write a short passage to explain what you have learnt.

Share photos of your Reading Challenge here!

If you liked this book try:

The Colours of History By Clive Gifford and Marc Etienne Peintre


A truly unique approach to history and a fascinating read that is guaranteed to keep boredom at bay.

Why did Roman emperors wear purple?

Which colour is made from crushed beetles?

What green pigment might be used to build super-fast computers of the future?

Find out the answers to these and many more questions in this vibrant exploration of the stories behind different colours, and the roles they’ve played throughout history.