We always hear that books usually take children to different worlds, often opening new realms of imagination! To tap exactly that imagination, there is a reading challenge coming to young bibliophiles.
British Council, in collaboration with Reading Agency, is organising the Reading Challenge for children in the group of five years to 12 years.
The challenge, which spans six weeks, is to read six books that are specially selected keeping in mind this year’s theme – ‘Gadgeteers’. The theme encourages young science and tech enthusiasts to discover the science and innovation in the world around them. Children will also be attend multiple expert-curated workshops to enhance their writing and inferring skills.
This year’s selection includes:
Ada And The Galaxies by Alan Lightman
In collaboration with Olga Pastuchiv and Susanna Chapman, Alan Lightman brings galaxies close in a stunning picture-book tribute to the interconnectedness of the natural world. The story zooms in on one child’s experiences: Ada knows that the best place for star-gazing is on the island in Maine where she vacations with her grandparents. Will the fog this year foil her plans, or will her grandfather find a way to shine a spotlight on the vast puzzle of the universe . . . until the weather turns?
Agent Asha: Mission Shark Bytes by Sophie Deen
Computer code just got dangerous in this action-packed spy adventure series Asha Joshi has the perfect excuse not to finish her homework. She’s just been recruited to join the top-secret Children’s Spy Agency. Her first mission: SAVE THE WORLD. Asha’s a coder so she should be able to hack into the biggest tech company in the world, fight deadly sharks and figure out why the Internet has stopped working. All before bedtime. Can she do it?
AL’s Awesome Science: Splash Down by Jane Clarke
Al’s experiments have the most unexpected and messy consequences. Al is experimenting to find out what kind of covering his time machine will need to survive its SPLASH DOWN! back to Earth. Water experiments have a habit of making things very wet and messy. Can they finish their experiments before mum finds out?
Bears Make The Best Science Buddies by Carmen Oliver
It’s time for the first science lab, and nobody can agree on an experiment. But why pick just one when Bear is around? Bears make the best science buddies, and Bear proves it by helping each group use the scientific method for its special experiment.
City Of Rust by Gemma Fowler
Railey dreams of winning the drone races with her bio-robotic gecko friend, Atti. But when a bounty hunter crashes their biggest race yet, the pair are forced to flee to the feared Junker clans who mine the rubbish orbiting the Earth. Rescued by a couple of Junker kids, they discover a danger bigger than anything they’d imagined - but can three kids, a gecko and an ancient computer save the world against the huge trash bomb (and its power-crazed creator) threatening to destroy the world?
Deep: Dive Into Hidden Worlds by Jess McGeachin
Have you ever wondered what lies beyond the edge of our solar system? Or what lives in the cold depths of the ocean, where even sunlight can’t reach? Come on a journey to the deepest parts of our universe--but be warned, things can get a little strange here. Temperatures are extreme, pressure is intense, and darkness is everywhere.
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