Summer Reading Challenge 2020

  Summer Reading Challenge  

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Summer Reading challenge for children moving into Nursery

Summer reading list for children moving into Reception

Summer Reading challenge for children moving into Year 1

Summer Reading challenge for children moving into Year 2

Summer Reading challenge for children moving into Year 3

Summer Reading challenge for children moving into Year 4

Summer Reading challenge for children moving into Year 5

Summer Reading challenge for children moving into Year 6

Suggested reading list for children moving into Year 7



The ReadtheWorld initiative aims to help them feel less isolated.


The virtual series features children’s authors reading excerpts of their books online for millions of children to enjoy.

With so much of the outside world currently out of bounds, the #ReadtheWorld initiative will bring the creative and imaginative world of children’s stories into the lives of children across the world. As part of a collaboration between UNICEF, the International Publishers Association, and the World Health Organization, popular children’s authors will read extracts of their books to millions of children and young people currently living in isolation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.



Meanwhile Romper, the self-titled “digital destination for millennial moms,” has created #OperationStorytime. The campaign has a constant stream of authors, illustrators and teachers reading books to children. This includes Scott’s Studio Storytime, where children’s author Scott Magoon reads and draws stories in front of viewers once a week.

His latest video story stars Hugo, an artist who thinks he’s already seen and painted everything in his house – a sentiment that no doubt resonates for many stuck inside right now.

All of these authors and celebrities offer opportunities for children around the world to travel without leaving their homes – and as Hugo learns in his story, sometimes a change of perspective is all it takes, for inspiration to strike.


Borrow Box App

Walsall library  are pleased to launch our new e-books & e-audio service ‘BorrowBox

BorrowBox is designed to work excellently on mobile phones and tablets, and there’s a free App to download.

For Apple devices: Just visit the iTunes App store and search for ‘BorrowBox’, It will come up as ‘BorrowBox Library’

For Android devices: Search for ‘BorrowBox’ in the Google Play store.


Just install the free App, and start to type Walsall in the ‘library’ box. It comes up with ‘Walsall Library Service’.

Then you just log in with your Library Card number and PIN – and you’re in!


FREE eBook Library

Welcome to our free eBooks collection, developed for children aged 3–11 years old. We are temporarily making even more eBooks available here, while so many schools are closed, so that your child has more to read. If you’d like to learn more about how to support your child’s reading, visit our Reading pages.

All our eBooks are tablet-friendly. Just register or log in above to start reading. New users: please activate your registration by clicking the link in your confirmation email.

Free Kids Books

“Free Kids Books is a growing library of unique children’s books, literary resources, and textbooks for children and young adults, available online and for download primarily in a user-friendly pdf format.

We aim to provide easy access to great free children’s books and educational resources, for the enjoyment of reading and writing, and to promote improved literacy and education, and thus improved lives.”

Books are separated into categories for toddlers, children, and young adults, we felt this easiest since reading levels vary significantly between countries, especially where English is not a home language.