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Get ready to celebrate Puffin’s 80th birthday and the power of imagination!

Visit Puffin Books website from Monday 8 June for a week of celebration with authors, illustrators (and real Puffins) for writing masterclasses, draw-alongs and creative challenges for kids! 

Find your downloadable resources and a link to the website below.

A full schedule of videos and activities can be found in the resource pack.

Puffin Festival Of Big Dreams 8th - 14th June 2020

Summer Reading Challenge 2020


Join the Silly Squad this Summer !


This summer we’re going to get silly! The Summer Reading Challenge 2020 will feed the imaginations of the UK and create a greater sense of togetherness through the joy of reading. For 2020 we are delighted to present the ‘ Silly Squad’ – our hilarious cast of characters ready to bring the UK a seriously silly summer.


Using the power of silly, we will help kids stay kids and embrace the fun just when we need it most. We have created our online Silly Squad to entertain and engage children with uplifting content and reading recommendations.


It’s so easy to take part! 


● Children sign up to our easy-to-use website and create their own profile at from 5th June onwards.

● They set their own challenge to read any amount of books during the Challenge, with children being encouraged to read anything that makes them happy – whether it be comics, joke books, poetry, fiction or non-fiction; in digital or print format; from e-book lending through the public library service or from what they already have at home.

● Each time they finish a book, they add it to their profile and write a review. They are rewarded with activities and incentives along the way, such as online badges, games and videos.

● Families are encouraged to join in and ‘Get Silly’ with downloadable activities, games, quizzes and more. With new content to enjoy each week, the fun will continue throughout the summer to keep families engaged.

● They receive a downloadable certificate once they’ve completed their challenge!