The Summer Reading Adventure is Coming!

Hold on to your hats, the Summer Reading Adventure is almost here! From 1 December 2021 – 31 January 2022, we’re inviting you on an adventure — an adventure that will take you from the safety and comfort of your bedroom, to locations around the city, into your back yard, down to the local library, into the pages of more than a few books, and back home again in time for tea.

Along the way, you’ll be reading books, drawing pictures and maps, taking videos, completing challenges, getting out into nature, and maybe fighting off the odd monster or two — all in the name of seeing who shall have the honour of being crowned Supreme Champion of Words, Books and Deeds. You’ll also be earning all kinds of awesome prizes for your efforts, from collectible badges to ice-cream vouchers, books, family experiences and much more!

We know many of you have taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge before, so we’re keeping all the features you know and love — like the reading log and book reviews — and also bringing in a whole load of new activities and features, including a special mobile app you can use to log your progress through the Summer Reading Adventure, keep up with what your friends are doing, and keep tabs on your reading no matter where you are.

We’ll soon be unveiling the brand new Summer Reading Adventure website and guide for new adventurers, so keep your eyes out on our website and on social media for more information leading up to the 1st of December!

Until then, keep those reading eyes sharp — you’ll be needing ’em!

2 Responses

  1. Hayden Thompson 15 November, 2021 / 12:58 pm


    I am a teacher at Roseneath School, and we have been LOVING reading through last year’s copy of Tūhono, so much that the class each wanted to submit a poem.
    These were all submitted last week, except one – a child who was sick for a few days last week and didn’t have a chance to finish his poem until today.

    Any chance I can send you a PDF of it?
    He’s worked really hard, and it’s a beautiful poem.

  2. Stephen Clothier 16 November, 2021 / 9:26 am

    Kia ora Hayden! Of course. You can email me at I might send you an email as well 🙂

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