Where did you get that hat? Summer Reading Challenge

Give us an ‘S’. blue phone case iphone 7 Give us an ‘R’. best iphone 6 s plus cases Give us a ‘C’. What have you got? SRC… which everyone knows stands for the Summer Reading Challenge. Yes, the Summer Reading Challenge, the Reading Agency’s simple-yet-genius idea to keep children’s reading for pleasure levels topped up during the holidays. Throw in stickers, colouring in and the challenge of reading a mere six library books in six weeks and Jupiter’s your uncle. iphone 6 360 case marble Easy. This year’s theme is Mythical Maze. The illustrations are by the inimitable Sarah McIntyre. I’m lucky enough to know Sarah from my time on the Children’s Writers and Illustrators Group committee so it was great to catch up with her at the launch of the SRC earlier this month. sarah m Sarah, never seen without funky headwear, had outdone herself on the millinery stakes for the launch. Her Medusa hat, the base of which she made from a Poundland pencil case (innovative or what?) caused quite a stir. I was behind her on the ‘up’ escalator going to the venue in the British Library and several heads turned on the ‘down’ escalator to check out the hattage. MAL AND sarah Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman (above, with Sarah) was also at the launch. I mix with some delightful people, I really do. I like the competition to go with the challenge this year. As well as the usual finish the story opening (courtesy of top writers such as Rick Riordan and Cathy Cassidy) Sarah’s also started a cartoon strip for children to complete. Go for it. Print Of course, I can’t write a Summer Reading Challenge blog without mentioning the stunning achievement of Ysgol Esgob Morgan, a junior school in north Wales. This school is going for its third successive year of 100% participation rate. No one else has done this. No one. By strange coincidence, Ysgol Esgob Morgan is the school where I happen to be Patron of Reading. Weird or what? Incidentally, the Patron of Reading initiative has just had its 100th patron appointed, too. Congratulations to author and playwright Sam Gayton. You all remember who was the first patron, right? class 3 A few of the reading stars at Ysgol Esgob Morgan I’d be interested to know which books you read for the Summer Reading Challenge. iphone 7 phone case with holder They don’t have to be books about myths or legends.


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