After the success of the Summer Reading Challenge, Sandwell libraries have started a new reading challenge to try and get children (or adults!) to choose a wider range of books and visit their local libraries more often. The children pick 8 letters/categories at random (A-Z, book themes) and have to read one book from each over the next few weeks in order to win a certificate and a prize.
They can interpret the letters/categories as loosely as they like, e.g. book characters, titles or authors, but the important thing is to get them picking books they wouldn’t normally read and hopefully having good chats with the library staff in the process.