The Week Junior presents its Summer Reading Challenge


Keep children reading this Summer…and beyond.  Join The Week Junior’s exciting reading challenge and enjoy 6 FREE issues plus a book voucher

The Week Junior magazine’s Summer of Reading campaign aims to inspire children to fall in love with reading over the course of the school holiday. They’re challenging every child to read, rate and review three books for a chance to win a fantastic bundle of books worth over £200!

To make it simple, they’ve put together a brilliant list of 50 books for readers of all abilities, so whether your child is an accomplished reader or just getting started, there’s something for everyone. Not only will this support literacy skills and help prevent learning loss over the summer break, but it will help to form a reading habit that continues long after the holidays have ended. Encourage them to get involved and invite their friends to join in too!

Join the Summer of Reading challenge today

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Reading for pleasure is a gift that will last a lifetime 

Literacy is, of course, an essential life skill; it unlocks the door to learning and discovery and has been proven to build brain function, increase vocabulary and improve concentration and creativity. But the benefits of reading go beyond basic comprehension.

Research by The Reading Agency, National Literacy Trust and others has shown that reading for pleasure promotes mental wellbeing by helping children to relax, reducing anxiety and stress. It can help children develop empathy by experiencing the world through someone else’s eyes. They will begin to understand themselves better, too, as they explore different emotions, identities and experiences.

The key to encouraging reading for pleasure is to allow children to read what they want. According to the UK Literacy Agency, “If children want to pick up a book, comic or magazine, choose their own reading material and enjoy reading, they are far more likely to continue reading, become effective readers and gain from the countless ensuing benefits.”


Encourage a love of regular reading with The Week Junior

The Week Junior is an award-winning magazine for 8-14 year olds, explaining current affairs and events in ways that children understand; immediate, colourful and exciting. From news to nature, science to geography, and sport to books, The Week Junior explores an extraordinary array of topics from around the globe. Written to engage a young person’s point of view, without spoon-feeding or patronising, it explains events in a safe, accessible and inspiring way.

You can try your first 6 issues of The Week Junior free with weekly home delivery included – what’s more, you’ll also receive a £5 book voucher* as a welcome gift.

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