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Winter reading challenge for local children

Published Friday, 22nd November 2019

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This year Southend Libraries, with the Reading Agency, bring you the Winter Mini Challenge ‘Pugs Of The Frozen North’.

The challenge is run through the website winterreadingchallenge.org.uk and it promotes children reading during their winter break from school.

To take part, children simply read three books of their choice over the winter period, then add each book to their Challenge website profile and leave a short book review.

Rating and reviewing three books online will unlock a virtual badge and a special ‘Pugs of the Frozen North’ certificate to print off and keep.

The Winter Mini Challenge starts on Monday 2 December 2019 and finishes on Monday 13 January 2020.

Scott Dolling, the Council’s director of culture and tourism, said: “Reading from a young age helps children to develop and by setting these challenges we encourage children’s participation to stretch their imagination.

“This challenge will help keep children entertained and educated over the winter break from the school environment and attain a reward when they complete their three books. The concept worked really well over the summer and is something that families can all join in with.”

Books added to the website during this period will count towards unlocking the Mini Challenge rewards.

You can also borrow a copy of the book “Pugs Of The Frozen North” at your local library.