Young readers up for the challenge

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Page turner: Poppy and Scarlett, 4 and 6, getting involved with the Summer Reading Challenge. Picture: Supplied

KINGSTON and Frankston libraries are among a group of municipalities signed up to the Summer Reading Club.

Both regions will take part in the summer reading challenge, which encourages children of all ages to get reading, this year exploring the theme of curious creatures.

Frankston City’s library engagement coordinator Susan Bentley said “children of all ages can’t wait to explore this year’s theme of curious creatures”.

“Children and young people are encouraged to explore and connect with the curiosity of creatures,” she said.

“It’s wonderful to explore books that look into the strange, odd, peculiar, funny, unusual, bizarre, weird, eccentric, unexpected, unfamiliar and abnormal. Such as Ransom Rigg’s series Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

“Why not discuss and consider the concept of curiosity and discovery with your child, while encouraging them to read and spending quality time together. You could even celebrate Australian classics with birthdays including Norman Lindsay’s The Magic Pudding, and May Gibbs’ Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.”

The finale will be held at the end of the school holidays. The finale is an invite only event for children who have completed the reading challenge.

To find out more or register for the challenge, visit summerreadingclub.org.au

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 21 November 2018

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