Winter Mini Challenge 2023 - Ready, Set, Read!

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Get Ready to Read this Winter!

The Winter Mini Challenge is back!   This FREE online challenge invites children, aged 4 - 11 to read three books or more, between 1 December and 19 February, to earn digital rewards.

The six Ready, Set, Read! characters in winter clothes against a snowy background, with the text Winter Mini Challenge - Ready, Set, Read!

Following the popular Ready, Set, Read! Summer Reading Challenge - which saw over 10,000 children in Nottinghamshire take part- the Ready, Set, Read! team are back to for a Winter Mini Challenge.

Children can join Alesha, Naomi, Naveen, Noah, Ollie and Sophia and as they wrap up warm for a winter walk and unleash the power of play, sport and physical activity through reading.

How to take part

Taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge is simple.   

  • Sign up at to create an online profile (if you took part in Ready, Set, Read! online this summer you might have a profile already).   Children will be asked to provide a parent/carer email address to approve signup.
  • Read at least 3 books over the holidays. 
  • Rate and review the books on the Winter Mini Challenge website to unlock a virtual badge and download a certificate to print. 

You can also play games on the website, find book reviews, activities and content from the best children’s authors and illustrators around. 

There is help and guidance available to support signing up to the Winter Mini Challenge on The Reading Agency's website.

What to read on the Winter Mini Challenge

Children can read books from the library including our range of of e-Books and e-Audiobooks, they can also read books they already have at home or from school.  You can see the full range of e-books and e-audiobooks we have available for children here and there is more inspiration below.

The logo for the Reading Agency and the Winter Mini Challenge

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Join the Winter Mini Challenge 2023

The Winter Mini Challenge is an online reading challenge. 
Sign up for free at then get reading!