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Hertfordshire County Council


Animal Agents - Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Go wild for a mysterious reading adventure with Animal Agents, running during the summer in all Hertfordshire Libraries.

Animal Agents - Summer Reading Challenge 2017

Get involved

This year's free challenge runs from Saturday 15 July to Saturday 9 September.

It features an awesome team of animal detectives created by Tony Ross, the award-winning illustrator of Horrid Henry and many of David Walliams' best-loved books.

With the Animal Agents help, children will uncover the truth behind a strange library mystery and catch a crafty crook.

With 20,000 Hertfordshire children taking part in last year's Summer Reading Challenge, you won't want to miss out!



What do I need to do?

  • Visit your local library for a free starter pack from Saturday 15 July.
  • Read 6 library books of your choice - story books, fact books, talking books and e-books all count!
  • Return to the library to tell our friendly staff what you thought of your books.
  • Visit for more games and surprises.

Child receiving their animal agents summer reading challenge rewards

What will I get?

  • For every 2 books you read, you'll collect stickers to solve the Animal Agents' mystery! 
  • Read all 6 books to receive a medal and certificate.
  • Finish by 9 September for the chance to win a ticket to an exclusive author event during October half-term.