2015 Record Breakers – Summer Reading Challenge

Young readers across Bristol are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

The free annual event, which begins in Bristol libraries today, challenges children aged four to 11 to read six books over the summer holidays.

The theme for the 2015 event will be Record Breakers to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Guinness World Records.

Record Breakers brings together the amazing worlds of fact and fiction, challenging young readers to explore some of the fantastic real-life achievements and world records featured in the Guinness World Records Books as part of their Summer Reading Challenge adventure.

Young readers will discover weird, wonderful and wacky records from around the world in six different categories: Cool Tech, Way to Go!, The Big Stuff, Animal Magic, People Power and Action! Adventure!

Children who read six books over the summer will earn a fantastic Record Breakers medal and certificate.

Councillor Daniella Radice, Assistant Mayor for Neighbourhoods with responsibility for libraries, said: “My kids love the summer reading challenge, and I hope yours will too. “Record Breakers is a great theme, as kids are fascinated with all the weird and wonderful records there are out there, and they may even attempt some of their own. “Libraries are there to provide you with lots of books and information on the challenge, free holiday entertainment and extra encouragement for children to become confident readers.”

You can pick up a Record Breakers starter pack at any Bristol Library, collect smelly stickers, read books, take part and have fun.

Children can find competitions, challenges, author interviews, news, and the book sorter – which recommends what children might like to read next, on the Summer Reading Challenge website www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/ throughout the year.

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