East End kids turn into bookworms 18,000 times!

THE East End of London has bred a generation of young bookworms, it seems. Well over 3,300 children took up reading this summer as part of a public library challenge who between them read more than 18,000 books

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THE East End of London has bred a generation of young bookworms, it seems.

Well over 3,300 children took up reading this summer as part of a public library challenge who between them read more than 18,000 books.

The three most popular titles were Rainbow Magic by Daisy Meadows, Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon and A Footballer Called Flip by Ian Whybrow and Tony Ross.

Each child who joined the Quest Seekers programme at Tower Hamlets libraries was given a poster which they filled in and collected stickers by reading and reviewing the books they chose.

The challenge ended on September 12 and special presentations have been held since, with children who completed the challenge getting a medal and certificate.