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The Week Junior: Summer of Reading


Join the Summer of Reading and unleash your reading superpowers this summer!


Where are you going this summer? How about visiting a village in the Himalayas, or going on an adventure in 19th century Amsterdam? Would you like to experience a magical ice garden, or embark on a quest to free dragons from captivity? Perhaps you’d prefer to meet a Jamaican freedom fighter or get to know the Greek gods? The Week Junior are inviting you to unleash your reading superpowers and find out just how far a good book can take you.

We hope you enjoy taking part in the Summer of Reading - let us know how you're getting on, tag @theweekjunior and use the hashtag #summerofreading on social media - we can't wait to hear all about it! 

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Watch the live launch event featuring award-winning authors, Jasbinder Bilan, Elle McNicoll and Benjamin Zephaniah.

In this online event – hosted by The Week Junior’s Features editor, Ben Isaacs – Jasbinder, Elle and Benjamin will share some of their secrets of storytelling. They’ll be talking about what inspires them, how their own experiences have influenced their books and why reading is a superpower. 

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from some of the UK’s most exciting children’s authors and discover how you too can harness the power of reading. Tamarind and the Star of Ishta by Jasbinder Bilan, A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll and Windrush Child by Benjamin Zephaniah, all feature on The Week Junior’s Summer of Reading booklist. Click the books to buy and watch the video by clicking below.

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