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Summer Reading Club : Curious Creatures


Curious Creatures provide a fun-filled challenge

1 December 2018 – 21 January 2019

From the real to the imagined, from microscopic to megafauna, children and young people will be encouraged to explore and connect with a curiosity of creatures at Frankston Libraries as part of the annual Summer Reading Challenge.

Children will be encouraged to learn about real-life animal heroes, explore the concept of anthropomorphic characters, and celebrate such Australian classics as Norman Lindsay’s The Magic Pudding and May Gibbs’s Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. They will also have the opportunity to explore books whose narratives are informed by or grounded in Australia’s flora or fauna, such as Dorothy Wall’s Blinky Bill, and those that explore the strange, bizarre, abnormal and macabre, such as Ransom Riggs’s series Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Young readers will also be invited to extend their reading beyond the text on a page by connecting to books with websites, apps and ebooks.

The Summer Reading Challenge wraps up with a finale at the end of the summer school holidays. This is an invitation-only event especially for those children who have completed the challenge, and a special surprise guest will be there for the celebrations.

The challenge is open to children of all ages, and there are prizes as each milestone is reached. Get your children involved with the National Summer Reading Club to discover more. Information and registrations for the national competition is found at the Summer Reading Club website summerreadingclub.org.au

Registrations for the Frankston Libraries Summer Reading Challenge open at all library branches on Saturday, December 1.


Registration opens
Saturday1 December 2018
Reading Records due back

Friday 18 January 2019
Summer Reading Club Finale

Monday 21 January 2019 (invitation only)

For more information or activities please visit summerreadingclub.org.au


Please note:

Your data is being collected in compliance with Frankston City Council’s Privacy Policy.

We will share your data with the State Library of Queensland for entry into the ‘registration prize draw’ for an iPod.  For more information about the terms and conditions including privacy information visit The Summer Reading Club Terms and Conditions.


Privacy notice

The Summer Reading Club and online registration data are managed by the State Library of Queensland. They will provide the registration details to Frankston City Libraries if we are  nominated us as the local library when registering. The child’s details and parent/carer’s contact details will be used by Frankston City Libraries to issue participation certificates. The data will not be used or shared for any other purpose except as authorised by law. For further information, or to access your information, see the Summer Reading Club privacy policy at www.summerreadingclub.org.au and Frankston City Council’s privacy policy at www.frankston.vic.gov.au.

Last Updated:
Friday 23 November 2018
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