Be a reading hero!

Join the Winter Mini Challenge - banner

Welcome to the Winter Mini Reading Challenge

This winter, everyone is a hero!  The Winter Mini Challenge is all about discovering heroes big and small, by reading brilliant books.

For this Challenge the brilliant Knight Of people have got some great books for you to read Knights and Bikes, High Rise Mystery and the Run series

How to take part

Taking part is simple.  All you have to do is read three books before 19 February 2021

You can read any books you like - fact books, fiction, chapter books, eBooks, aAudio.  When you've read a book, just add it to your website profile.

If you took part in the Summer Reading Challenge this year, just log in to your profile here.  You can unlock new badges and achievements by adding books to your profile. 

If you're new to the Reading Challenge, ask a grown up, your parent or carer, to help you sign up. 

How to join

If you're new to the Reading Challenge, ask a grown up, your parent or carer, to help you sign up.  All the instructions are on the Reading Agency website.

Or you can just click here to get started

Get a certificate

When you've read your three books and recorded them on your profile just click the pink My Rewards button

Get reading

Finding something to read

There's lots of ways to find something to read:

Or you can order a book from one of our libraries.  To find out more, and to order a book see:  Request and Read.

Join in

Once you've signed up you can join in the fun by chatting about books here

Record your reading

Don't forget to use your Challenge profile to record and rate and review the books you've read or listened to.   And you can use it to keep track of books you want to read, and see all your badges and rewards.

Also, you can download a special Reading Record here.

The Winter Reading Challenge runs until Friday 19th February 2021, so you have plenty of time to find new books.

Happy reading!

More info - mainly for grown ups

The Winter Mini Challenge - like the annual 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 Home zone.