Summer reading challenge

Summer reading mission 2018!

Week 5:

Well done to Kitty for being the first person to share her favourite reading spot. Kitty’s favourite place to read is swinging in her bubble chair: the quietest spot in her house. She is reading Milly Molly Mandy. Final mission accomplished!

Aleshia’s favourite place to read is in her cosy bed. This week she is reading ‘An Elephant and Piggie Book’ by Mo Willems.

Sophie and Sam read in their holiday home bed – what a great favourite place. Mission accomplished!

Sophia, Finley, Leo and Max reading in their favourite place to be together – North Norfolk. Mission accomplished!

Oliver and Isla’s favourite place to read is in their beds. Mission accomplished!

Cassius’s favourite place to read is near his dogs. Mission accomplished!

Sienna’s favourite place to read is in her lovely, cosy bed. She is enjoying reading ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl.  Mission accomplished!

Orla has been reading her favourite book in her favourite place, her bed. Mission accomplished!

Grace has been reading her books to meerkats: her favourite place to be. Mission accomplished!

Meadow and Frilly have been reading in their favourite places. Mission accomplished!

Tabitha and Cordelia have been reading their books in their favourite spots in their Grandpa’s house in Menorca. Cordelia likes to lounge on the sofa while Tabitha prefers the swing. Mission accomplished!

Imogen’s favourite place to read her book, ‘Lost in the Storm’ by Holly Webb, is in her bed with her dog Daisy for company. Mission accomplished!

Chloe’s favourite place to read is in her cosy bed. Mission accomplished!

Chloe’s favourite place to read is with her mum while eating nice food. Mission accomplished!

Evie doesn’t have a favourite place to read but her favourite person to read to is her little sister. Mission accomplished.

Week 4:

Well done to Sophie and Sam for the first ‘wet’ readers. Mission accomplished!

Aleshia read Mrs Armitage and the Big Wave by Quentin Blake ‘ to Logan by the sea in Felixstowe. Mission accomplished!

Jessica and George read at their favourite place on their campsite in North Wales –  the very wet and very muddy rope swing with friends! Jessica is reading Dick King-Smith’s ‘The Crowstarver’. George is reading ‘Flash The Fish’ by Alison Maloney. Mission accomplished!

Sienna used yellow and green bath drops to make a lovely green-water bath. She read ‘Would an Elephant Enjoy the Seaside’ while enjoying a soak! Mission accomplished.

Kitty read her book, The Mermaid’s Sister, to her mermaid in the bath. Mission accomplished!

Tabitha and Cordelia found a very wet place to read – in the sea in Menorca! What a lovely place to indulge in a spot of reading. Mission accomplished!

Despite having a fractured ankle, Joel still managed to find a damp place to read – on a pizza in a swimming pool in Spain! Mission accomplished, Joel (and get better soon!)

Cassius read his book, ‘Bog Baby’, to his baby cousin, Ophelia, while she enjoyed a splashy bath; his other cousin Ziggy listened too. Mission accomplished!

Kitty found a tranquil place to read her map on a log overlooking a large pond. Mission accomplished.

Evie read a book in the rain. Mission accomplished!

Chloe read her book while wading in a pond – mission accomplished. Well done, Chloe – great spot!

Annabel read her book, ‘Storm the Rainbow Fairy’ (very appropriate) standing on a fallen log over a stream in France. Mission accomplished!

Imogen read her Horrid Henry book at Anderton Boat Lift on a damp, chilly day. Mission accomplished!

Leo read instructions about dams and pumps at the Science Museum in Bristol. Mission accomplished.

Week 3:

Well done to Aleshia for being our first reader  in a den; Aleshia read ‘A very fishy battle ‘ in the rabbit den.

Ruby read her book in a great-looking den. Mission accomplished, Ruby.

Bobbie and Jack built dens under their beds in their caravan holiday-home in Cornwall. Mission accomplished!

Annabel read her book, ‘Poppy Muddlepup’s Daring Rescue’, to her dog, Rosie, in a den she found on her dog walk. Mission accomplished!

Kitty read in a beautiful shady den she made on a beach in Thailand. Mission accomplished!

Sophie and Sam read in a den in their kitchen. Mission accomplished!

Millie Rose and Indee Mai read their books to some ducks. Mission accomplished!

Aurora read her book in a lovely teepee den to her baby cousin. Mission accomplished!

Chloe built a den on a rainy day in her holiday home. She is reading ‘The 1000-year old Boy’. Mission accomplished.

Evie read a map in her den at High Lodge. Mission accomplished!

Sienna spent ages balancing the cushions to make her den – great stickability. She is reading “Sugarlump and the Unicorn” by Julia Donaldson. Mission accomplished!

Imogen collected every blanket she could find and built a den in her bedroom; she worked hard to complete this and loved reading in it. Her chosen book  was ‘Horrid Henry wakes the dead’ by Francesca Simon .

We have had so many den-readers! Dens in Majorca, the back of a car, inflatable dens and brilliant ‘architect-designed’ dens. I am super-impressed!

Leo read his book in his inside den – mission accomplished.

A quadruple submission for the den reading challenge came from Oliver, Ethan, Isla and Hope. Mission accomplished!

Chloe read in an unusual den away from the building work. Mission accomplished!

Week 2:

Ruby and Harry read in their garden (and very comfortable they look too!) Harry was reading ‘Ants in your pants’ and Ruby was reading ‘Midnight Gang’. Well done for being the first to accomplish the second week’s reading challenge.

Whilst we have been basking in super-hot, sunny weather in England, Cassius got caught in a tropical rainstorm in Thailand. Still, he used his time wisely whilst sheltering from the rain to enjoy a book  during his visit to a gibbon rescue centre in the jungle!

Sophia read to the animals at Tostock Farm, which meant she was both reading to someone new and reading outside – great job! Mission accomplished.

Sienna read ‘Magic Molly’ outside by the splash pool in Majorca – mission two accomplished!

Leo read his book during a firework display at Hemsby – mission two accomplished!

Chloe read ‘The 1000 year old boy’ whilst standing on the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. It is 30 metres above the sea. Mission accomplished, Chloe!

Cameron read The Person Controller on the beach in Dubai. Mission accomplished, Cameron!

Evie met two challenges in one go by reading to a storyteller at Attleborough fair. Mission accomplished, Evie!

Sophie and Annabel read next to their swimming teacher’s pool. Mission accomplished, girls.

Elliott and Isaac enjoyed reading outdoors while camping. Mission accomplished boys – well done!

Imogen found a lovely shady spot at High Lodge to read ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl . Mission accomplished, Imogen.

Kitty managed to complete two challenges in one go by reading ‘Bad Mermaids On the Rocks’ by Sibeal Pounder to two orphaned elephants in a sanctuary in the Thai jungle. She also fed them, gave them a mud spa and scrubbed them in a gigantic shower! Missions accomplished, Kitty!

Cordelia read ‘Wait for me, little tiger’ and Tabitha read ‘Matilda’ while sitting at the top of the baby slide. Mission accomplished!

Jessica and George found a spot to sit and read whilst at the camping shop. Jessica’s reading ‘The Secret Garden’ (her mum’s favourite) and George is reading ‘The Mouse Who Ate The Moon’. Mission accomplished.

Oliver is reading his book, ‘Dave pigeon racer’ and Isla is reading hers, ‘What the lady bird heard’ while sitting outside on a tank! Mission accomplished!

Ethan read his comic in his new, blue boat – mission accomplished!

Bobbie read his book, ‘Jack and the Giants’, while his brother, Jack, had his riding lesson. Mission accomplished!

Fredi read her book balancing on rocks at the seaside. Mission accomplished, Fredi.

Kitty read outside in a field. Mission accomplished.

Week 1:

Congratulations to Sophie Bolton who has completed my first week reading challenge. Sophie read to her tiger and Granny. Mission accomplished, Sophie!

Well done to Ruby Wise for reading Bright Stanley to her brother, Harry, and cousin, Eden. Mission accomplished, Ruby!

Well done to Oliver and Isla Bivins, who read to each other – The Jolly Postman is a great book, Isla! Mission accomplished Oliver and Isla – well done!

Ruby-Mae read her book to Memphis. Mission accomplished, Ruby-Mae – well done!

Jack Seager read his school book ‘In the Garden’ to his nanny’s dogs, Ruby and Bessie, while enjoying the sunshine in the garden. Mission accomplished, Jack – well done!

Grace read her book to her cat, Mogs, who looks totally engrossed in the story. Mission accomplished, Grace!

Bobbie read to a sheep near Newcastle. Unfortunately the real one wouldn’t stand still long enough to listen properly! Mission accomplished, Bobbie!

Sebastian read to his bees – now that is an unusual audience! Well done – mission accomplished, Sebastian!

Emma read her book, Candy by Lavie Tidhar, to Goldie, her flamingo! Mission accomplished, Emma – well done.

Imogen read her book, Daisy and the Trouble with Coconuts by Kes Gray, to her Granny, who has been poorly in hospital. It really helped to cheer Imogen’s Granny up. Mission accomplished, Imogen.

Harry read his book to his best buddy, Phoebe. Mission accomplished, Harry!

Cameron read to a new friend, Mohammed, while on holiday in the desert in Dubai.

Evie read ‘Room on the Broom’ to the rhinos and zebras at Africa Alive while on holiday. Mission accomplished, Evie!

Sienna is reading her book ‘Magic Molly’ to her French bulldog, Binky. Mission one accomplished, Sienna.

Pippin is a very lucky rabbit as she had two stories today! Jessica read her ‘My Swordhand is missing’ and then George read her a whole book –  ‘Dog Blue’. Mission accomplished Jessica and George!

Lola read ‘Alfir goes camping’ to her cousin, Bene (who looks like she is really enjoying the story). Scarlett read ‘Alfie and the birthday surprise’ to her Nanny.  Nate read ‘Daisy and the trouble with giants’ to his Grandad and Finn read ‘Blood of Olympus’ to his cousin, Lola. Mission one accomplished!

Annabel read ‘The Tickle Book’ to her brother, who was so engrossed in the story that he needed refreshments!

Leo read ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ to his dog. Mission accomplished, Leo.

Chloe read to alpacas, Snowdrop and Muffin, in Stranraer, Scotland. Mission accomplished Chloe.

Kitty read ‘The Borrowers’ to her (very cute) cat – mission accomplished!