Pranks are on the cards with Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge 2018

Derby Libraries are getting mischievous for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, with The Reading Agency. This year’s theme is Mischief Makers, focusing on the mischief and pranks inspired by and celebrating the 80th anniversary of the much-loved iconic children’s comic title Beano.

The challenge is for children to read any six library books during the summer holidays. Children are welcome to read any books they like, whether they’re interested in stories, fact books or picture books, and whether they would rather listen to an audio book or read a printed book. It’s up to them!

Reading for pleasure is one of the most important contributory factors in children’s learning success and their general well-being, and the Summer Reading Challenge is a chance to support them to become confident and enthusiastic readers. The challenge will help to sustain an enthusiasm for reading during the long summer break when children’s reading skills can decline without the regular reading activity at school.

Families can join storyteller John Kirk on a fun packed, fantastical adventure with everybody’s favourite Beano characters as he retells Nigel Auchterlounie’s Dennis and the Chamber of Mischief. This event is suitable for children aged six and over.

Families can come and share Quite Remarkable stories of friendship and imagination with live music, magic and plenty of silliness with A Quite Remarkable Adventure. Local theatre group Quite Remarkable Productions will be delivering this interactive theatre for children aged from two to six years and their families.

To take part in the challenge children will need to be registered members of Derby City Libraries. Children can be registered online at

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