Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 runs Saturday 15 July to Saturday 9 September in all Hertfordshire Libraries.
We're challenging children to read six library books of their choice over the holidays and then return to their local library to tell our friendly staff about them.
As they tackle this year's free challenge, young readers will investigate a strange library mystery and catch a crafty crook with the help of the Animal Agents: an amazing team of crime-busting creatures specially designed by best-selling Horrid Henry illustrator Tony Ross.
There are exciting rewards to collect along the way, featuring all the clues needed to crack the case. Children who finish by Saturday 9 September could even win a ticket to an exclusive author event! To sign up, simply visit your local library from 15 July to collect a free starter pack.
Overseen by The Reading Agency, the Summer Reading Challenge is a fantastic way for children of all ages and abilities to maintain their reading skills and confidence over the holidays and develop a lifelong love of reading for pleasure.
With 20,000 Hertfordshire children taking part last year, would you want to miss out?
Illustrations © Tony Ross for The Reading Agency