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