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Read away the winter blues with the Winter Mini Challenge

The Winter Mini Challenge for 2019 launches on the 2nd of December. Published Wednesday, 27th November 2019

With a chill in the air, and the rain falling down, winter is the perfect time to curl up with a good book. Why not join in the Winter Mini Challenge and get rewarded while you read?

The Winter Mini Challenge encourages children to read at least three books during the winter period. They’re then asked to upload the details of the books they have read to their online profile and write a short review for each one.

The challenge launches on Monday 2nd December and will run through to Monday 13th  January, providing plenty of opportunities for cosy winter nights on the sofa reading with plenty of Christmas chocolate to keep you company.

Libraries across Worcestershire will be on hand, to help children find their favourite three  books to read and to share their reviews.

Once three books have been read and reviewed, children will receive a virtual badge and can print off a Frozen Pugs of the North certificate to keep. 

Carol Brown, Library Service Manager at Worcestershire County Council said: “The Winter Mini Challenge is an ideal way to keep children reading during the festive season. There are some lovely books to read this Christmas, and the certificate for completing the challenge is something different for children to show friends and teachers when returning to school after the holidays.”

The theme of this year’s challenge is Frozen Pugs of the North, and is being run in partnership with Oxford Children’s Books.

From the 2nd of December, Children can visit the Winter Mini Challenge website at winterreadingchallenge.org.uk to start rating and reviewing their books and enjoying the online activities.

To download your free Winter Mini Challenge pack, please visit: https://shop.readingagency.org.uk/