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Dive into a book this Summer !

Dear Parents/Carers and children,


Don’t forget this Summer to keep reading for pleasure. We would like you to take photographs of your children ‘caught reading’ . Send the photographs into school in September and we will display them….and remember it doesn’t matter where, the more extreme the better! Below you will find useful websites to visit and places of interest where reading is promoted this Summer in Liverpool. Have fun!

The City of Readers’ website will host an amazing on-line original story by Liverpool author Frank Cottrell Boyce.

What is the Summer Reading Challenge?

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. You can sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice, collecting stickers and other rewards along the way – all FREE. And now, all year round, the Summer Reading Challenge website helps you keep track of your reading, find new books to read, take part in competitions and play games visit:
This year's Mythical Maze-themed Summer Reading Challenge has an extra special new dimension to it, a free augmented reality app for this year's Challenge. Compatible with both Android and iOS operating systems, the app can be used to scan the character stickers that children receive after each two books they read. Scanning the stickers will launch games and animations on a smart phone or tablet. The app also works with the Challenge's Mythical Hunt which libraries are running during the summer.
Visit :   to find out what’s going on at Calderstones Mansion. Join in with one of the reading events during July and August.

Storyteller extraordinaire at Central Library (3 sessions)
Free activities for children at Discover, Central Library
Thursday, 24/07/2014  11am-12noon, 1pm-2pm, 2.15pm-3.15pm
The fabulous Sally Tonge tells tales for all the family.

Madcap poetry fun at Central Library (3 sessions)
Free activities for children at Discover, Central Library
Friday, 25/07/2014    11am-12noon, 1pm-2pm, 2.15pm-3.15pm
Laugh a minute, hilarious fun from the madcap poet from Yorkshire Craig Bradley.

Younger readers
Launching the Peppa Pig Book Club 
Peppa Pig: the Big Tale of Little Peppa - Peppa Pig
Saturday, 26 July 2014, 10:30AM and 12.30 pm

We will be launching the Peppa Pig Book Club here at Liverpool One at 10:30am and 12:30pm. Come and take a seat on our new Peppa Pig rug and enjoy a storytelling from new book, The Big Tale of Little Peppa or The Biggest Muddy Puddle in the World. Spaces are limited so pick up a free ticket or call the shop for further information.