Winter Mini Reading Challenge 2019

Winter reading challenge

This year, Wigan libraries are taking part in the Winter Mini Reading Challenge!

The Winter Mini Reading Challenge encourages children to keep reading through the winter holidays by rewarding them for reading and reviewing three books.

This winter, in partnership with the Reading Agency, we're very excited to team up with Oxford Children's Books for a special mini challenge inspired by Pugs of the Frozen North by the brilliant Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre.

The challenge starts on Monday 2nd December 2019 and finishes on Monday 13th January 2020, so there’s plenty of time to get involved!

How do I take part?

To take part you will need to collect your Winter Mini Reading Challenge from your local library. Children completing the challenge will receive:

  • A certificate of completion to print off and keep
  • A lucky dip incentive which children can collect from their local library every time they finish reading a book
  • Entry into a competition to win a copy of Pugs of the Frozen North and a little handmade pug when children complete the Winter Mini Reading Challenge in full!

Children can also take part in the Winter Mini Reading Challenge online, they simply need to read any three books of their choice, then rate and review them at the Winter Reading Challenge website.

Books added to the website during the six-week mini challenge period will count towards unlocking special online rewards.

The Winter Reading Challenge website will also feature printable activities and recommendations for great winter reads.

Please note, children taking part online will NOT be entered into the Wigan libraries competition.

Follow us...

Tag us in your #WinterMiniChallenge posts on social media - you can find us on and  @WiganLibraries, you can also tag @OUPChildrens, @readingagency and authors Phillip Reeves @philipreeve1 and Sarah McIntyre @jabberworks on Twitter.

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