The summer reading challenge takes place every summer in libraries across Manchester. Read six or more books, collect goodies, and have fun at an event near you.

The ‘big friendly read’ is this years summer reading challenge based around Roald Dahl 100, the celebrations marking the centenary of Dahl’s birth.

If you’re between 4 and 11, register with your local library (it’s free!). Then all you have to do is read six or more books that you’re interested in, and that includes EVERYTHING: picture books, fact books and even audio books, as long as you borrow them from the library.

Or you can have a browse through the list of 72 big hits carefully selected for your excitement by the big friendly read team. There are loads of new and exciting authors to choose from!

When you complete the challenge, you get stickers, a certificate and you’ll also be entered into our prize draws to win some fantastic prizes, including a £100 toy store voucher and goody bags. Simply sign up at your local library and be part of the UK’s biggest summer reading game.

There are loads of activities across the city to get involved in too: summer reading challenge activities.