Get ready for Wild World Heroes!

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Join the Wild World Heroes for the Summer Reading Challenge, read some wonderful books and find out how to you can help the environment.

The Reading Agency have teamed up with WWF to bring you a very special nature-themed Challenge that will inspire you to stand up for the planet!

Wild World Heroes will feature amazing books and fun activities, awesome rewards, and plenty of ideas for taking care of our environment. 

Pack your bags and head for Wilderville! It’s a pretty cool place, but there are lots of things that the Wild World Heroes can do to make their town even better for the people and animals that live there.

Everyone aged 4 to 11 can join in.

You can sign up from Saturday 10 July.  Check back later this week for more information.

Join the Challenge

Watch our video to find out more about the Challenge and how to join

If you are not a member of the library, you will need to join.  Join the library here.

You will need to get permission from your parent or carer to register for the Challenge.

You can sign up here or at your local library

Every book you read over the summer holidays will unlock prizes!

As well as books at the library, we have lots of great e-books to enjoy:

And to book a place for one of our fun activities - just go to the next page...



Enjoy our fantastic activities

Book for one of our Wild World Heroes events:

With our friends from London Zoo

Animal stories and workshops - Thursdays, 11am to 1pm.

Click on the link to book a place:

With our friends at Kentish Town City Farm

Adventure in nature - Fridays, 11am to 1pm.

Story times - meet the animals - explore the farm 

Click on the link to book a place: 

Note: if you haven't registered for the Summer Reading Challenge, you can sign up when you come to your event.

Wild World Heroes London Zoo events

Listen to some Wild World stories

The Mayor of Camden, Sabrina Francis, reads The Extraordinary Gardener, by Sam Boughton:



Rita from Swiss Cottage Library reads Love Our Earth, by Jane Cabrera:


Rita from Swiss Cottage Library reads Chocolate Mousse for Greedy Goose, by Julia Donaldson and Nick Sharratt:

Rita from Swiss Cottage Library reads A Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler:


More info - mainly for grown-ups

The Summer Reading Challenge - is about getting children to read for pleasure.   There are lots of reasons why reading for pleasure is a good thing:

  • Reading for fun improves literacy.
  • Getting children to love reading can help their well-being later in life.
  • Reading for pleasure helps children succeed at school.
  • Those who read for pleasure have more empathy, greater self-esteem and are better able to cope with difficult situations in life.

For more information about the benefits of the Reading Challenge and how to help your kids take part, go to the Reading Agency website.

For information about this year's Challenge, see the Home Zone.


Summer Reading Challenge 2020