They didn't have Summer Reading Challenges when I were a lad. they did have libraries and I think I've told most folks how libraries are probably the reason I read and write now.
So I was so chuffed to have been asked to launch Wirral's Summer Reading Challenge on Friday. What made it doubly thrilling was that it was in Bebington library where I once met Brian Aldiss as a teenager and found out that he plotted his stories on the back of big pieces of wallpaper.
Anyway, that's another story. It was good fun, here's me throwing a crow at some children:
The children decided which kind of readers they might be: Strong men or women (Thick Books), Escape Artists (Adventure), Clowns (Comedy), Magicians (Fantasy). I had a super time and I think the children did too! So enjoy the Reading Challenge and use those libraries!