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Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails

StoryTrails is a unique, immersive storytelling experience. It aims to allow local people to experience their town in a completely new way through immersive technology, including augmented and virtual reality. People will be able to use this new technology to travel back in time, experiencing untold histories from their local community.

The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual reading engagement programme delivered by The Reading Agency. It aims to tackle the summer reading ‘dip’ by encouraging children aged 4 – 11 to read for pleasure over the summer holidays by setting a reading target, reading their books and receiving rewards and incentives along the way. The theme for this year’s Challenge is ‘Gadgeteers’. Developed in collaboration with the Science Museum Group, the Challenge will show children that science is all around us every day and
inspire them to unleash their curiosity and creativity!

This pack brings together StoryTrails and the Summer Reading Challenge, providing activities to help children and young people explore the themes
of innovation, technology and immersive storytelling. So, what do we mean when we say ‘immersive storytelling’?


The Radio 2 Book Club with Steve Wright

The Radio 2 Book Club is part of Steve Wright In The Afternoon. Each month Steve will interview the chosen authors, as well as having brilliant guest stars and real-life listeners on the show to talk about the books too. The Book Club showcases the best in brand-new fiction, from dazzling debuts to blockbuster bestsellers.


How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started.


Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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