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The Summer of Reading has now closed

Our Summer of Reading offer and competition have now closed

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Summer of Reading challenge - we hope it inspired you to get lost in some fantastic books this summer. We received a record number of entries and are currently working our way through these; we'll announce the winner and runners up soon!

Our new autumn offer is now live!

With every new subscription you'll get a FREE copy of our expert back-to-school guide. We've emailed this to all existing subscribers too - but if you haven't received yours please get in touch.

Back to school offer


You can still get our booklist here...

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The Week Junior Summer of Reading Booklist 2021

If you are looking for reading inspiration for 8-14 year olds, look no further. Our experts have picked 50 books to suit a range of tastes and reading abilities. Get stuck in!

Happy reading!


Watch our 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. You can download it now from the link above.

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Information for parents 

Reading is a vital part of a child's development, helping broaden their understanding of the world, develop vocabulary and spark imagination. Whether your child is an accomplished reader or is just getting started, we're here to support you. 

Have a look below at our dedicated parents' page, where you can find more information on the Summer of Reading challenge. We hope you and your child enjoy taking part in our Summer of Reading - let us know how you're getting on via email or tag @theweekjunior and use the hashtag #summerofreading on social media - we can't wait to hear all about it! 

Summer of Reading Official Partners



To launch The Week Junior’s Summer of Reading campaign we’ve partnered with these amazing organisations to support and spread the word about the joys of reading. 

Each partner brings a wealth of information on giving children the opportunity to explore, excite and ignite their love of reading. So, if you’re looking to donate some books, find your local bookstore or looking for the best recommendations on children's literature, you’ll find it here.

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