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The Week Junior Summer of Reading 2023

Be a reading hero!

This holiday we’re inviting you to join our Summer of Reading squad of super readers. Your challenge – should you choose to accept it – is to read at least one book during the summer break, then let us know what you think of it for a chance to enter our prize draw. If you aren’t sure what to read, take a look at our brilliant list of 50 books recommended by readers of The Week Junior. 


How to enter

All you need to do is read a book (any book you like), then – using our entry form – rate it out of three stars and write a three word review for a chance to win. Make sure you have a parent/guardian’s permission before you enter.

You can enter as many times as you like, though each entry must be for a different book. The more books you read the better your chance of winning! 

The winner and two runners-up will be picked at random after the prize draw closes at midnight on Friday 1 September 2023. See our full terms and conditions here.

Win! All the books from our award shortlist



Win! All the books from our award shortlist


The Prizes 

First prize

One lucky winner will receive ALL the books that have been shortlisted for The Week Junior Book Awards – worth £400. They’ll also get a Bookily gift card worth £120* and a family ticket to The Week Junior Book Festival in October half term.


Two runners-up will each receive a Bookily gift card worth £60*


Reading record  

We’ve created a poster to help you keep track of what you’ve read this summer. Print it out then stick it somewhere where you’ll see it – on a pinboard, fridge or bedroom wall. Fill it out with the details of each book you finish.

Reading record





The Week Junior Summer of Reading


For parents: Get 6 FREE issues of The Week Junior PLUS 20% off at WHSmith

The Week Junior gets children into reading – and reading really is an enduring superpower. It makes their imagination leap and their vocabulary bound, turbo-charging their thinking, confidence and wellbeing.

With each new issue delivered through their door, a child’s love of reading will only get stronger. 

  • Spark their natural curiosity and fill their summer with inspiring reading and irresistible activities
  • Bring learning to life with news, stories and world events clearly and carefully explained for children
  • Encourage them to stop scrolling and fuel fun family discussions and debate

Enjoy 6 free issues worth £21 with home delivery included and you'll also get a voucher entitling you to 20% off children's books at WHSmith PLUS a exclusive downloadable pack full of reading-inspired activities.


Our super Summer of Reading partners

The Week Junior’s Summer of Reading 2023 is supported by WHSmith, Bookily from National Book Tokens, School Library Association and BookTrust. 

Find out more about our partners here.

The Week Junior Summer of Reading  partners