More than 760,000 children across the UK took part in the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge, with 6,550 more children talking part than in 2016.
Libraries are “bracing for a book loan boom” as the Summer Reading Challenge launches this week, headed by presenter Dermot O'Leary.
The number of children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge fell 4% this year, although percentage of under-4s participating rose 12%.
AA Milne’s Winnie the Pooh has come atop a poll of favourite children’s book characters, commissioned by the Reading Agency.
The 2016 Summer Reading Challenge will be based around Roald Dahl 100, the celebrations marking the centenary of Dahl’s birth.
The number of children in the UK who took part in The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge this year was down 2.8% on last year’s... Read more
The Reading Agency is hoping to set a new record for "most pledges received for a reading campaign" for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, which... Read more
The Reading Agency has announced its titles for the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge, including books by Julia Donaldson, Danny Wallace and Stephen Hawking. The charity... Read more
Corinne Gotch has joined The Reading Agency as programme co-ordinator for publishing partners. In her new role Gotch will manage the charity’s partnerships with children’s... Read more
Cressida Cowell has launched the Reading Agency’s Christmas mini-challenge for young readers. To take part in the initiative, a follow on from the Summer Reading... Read more