The Winter Reading Challenge 2017!

We’re excited to present the brand new Hampshire libraries Winter Reading Challenge! What better way to keep warm this Winter than by curling up with a book? Just read four in four weeks and complete the Challenge this Winter!

It’s easy:
1. List the books you read in your book record
2. Give your books a rating from 1 to 5 stars
3. Collect a sticker for each book you read and complete the Winter Scene!

Loan your reads from any Hampshire Library but collect your booklet and stickers from any of the following branches:

Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Havant &
Hayling Island
Hedge End
Leigh Park
New Milton
South Ham
West End
Winchester Discovery Centre

While there is no fixed end date as yet, the initial challenge is to read the four books over a four week period – but the more books the merrier!

Some reads to get you started…

Horrid Henry’s Christmas Cracker by Simon, Francesca / Illustrated by Ross, Tony,
Four fabulously funny stories full of every family’s worst Christmas nightmares, as Horrid Henry sabotages the school play, tries to do his Christmas shopping without spending his pocket money, attempts to ambush Father Christmas, and endures Christmas dinner with the guests from hell.
Francesca Simon’s Horrid Henry series has sold over 20 million copies in the UK alone, and his antics have charmed adults and children across the globe. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Where teddy bears come from / written by Mark Burgess ; illustrated by Russell Ayto.
Little Wolf just can’t sleep. He needs a teddy bear, but where do they come from? The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood don’t know, and not even Wise Owl can help. It’s only when Little Wolf bumps into a magical stranger with a bright, red coat and long, white beard that his greatest wish comes true.

Angelica the Angel Fairy / by Daisy Meadows.
Angelica the angel fairy makes sure we all treat each other kindly at Christmas time. But when Jack Frost steals her magic items, everyone from Brownies to the residents of an old folks’ home start acting up! Can Kirsty and Rachel restore order in time for Christmas?

The Battle for Christmas by Jeremy Strong / illustrated by Rowan Clifford.
When Ellie puts on her new pyjamas, strange things start to happen. She and her little brother, Max, are whisked off to the Christmas Shop where a battle is raging between a troop of toys and the scary Christmas Tree Fairy and her army of angels. Can Ellie and Max save Christmas – or will they be arrested for being mince spies?

Christmas Castle / Rosie Banks.
It’s Christmas in the Secret Kingdom, and all of the creatures in the realm are on their way to Christmas Castle for their special Christmas Eve sleepover. Summer, Ellie and Jasmine are so excited to be able to celebrate with their friends in Secret Kingdom, but soon mean Queen Malice and her nasty Storm Sprites arrive to spoil their fun.

With loads more on the library online catalogue, you’ll be spoilt for choice! And remember, CD audiobooks, eBooks and eAudiobooks all count as always! May your winter reads be merry!

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