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.
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
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.