Read books to solve mys­tery

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Li­braries across Kent, in­clud­ing Ash­ford Gate­way, are en­cour­ag­ing chil­dren to read by solv­ing a mys­tery.

This year’s Sum­mer Read­ing Chal­lenge, An­i­mal Agent, is for chil­dren aged four to 11. They must read at least six books – of any type and by any au­thor – to col­lect spe­cial stick­ers.

Th­ese have art­work by Tony Ross, the il­lus­tra­tor and au­thor of chil­dren’s pic­ture books, in­clud­ing I Don’t Want To Go To Bed, I Want Din­ner and I Want A Sis­ter and who also il­lus­trated the Hor­rid Henry se­ries by Francesca Si­mon.

Some of the stick­ers have scratch and sniff smells. They fit into the An­i­mal Agents folder, and col­lect­ing them all solves the mys­tery. Chil­dren will then re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate and a medal (while stocks last).

Lind­say Prestage, from Kent County Coun­cil’s (KCC) li­braries, reg­is­tra­tion and archives ser­vice, said: “Across the coun­try, the an­nual read­ing chal­lenge gets three quar­ters of a mil­lion chil­dren into li­braries. Last year nearly 18,000 Kent chil­dren got in­volved and we hope to beat that this year.”

It be­gins on Satur­day and runs un­til Satur­day, Septem­ber 16.

The fold­ers with all the in­for­ma­tion and the sticker holder can be col­lected from your near­est KCC li­brary.

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