Every year The Reading Agency sets a Summer reading challenge for children with a list of recommend books. This is a great idea to get children excited about reading, and since we have World Book Day this week I thought it’s the perfect time to share these lists with you.

I know my children enjoy ticking things off a list, so preparing a book list for them to tick off throughout Summer would definitely motivate them. Or you can simply use these lists for some inspiration of new books to buy, or check out of the library.

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The theme for this years summer reading challenge is Record Breakers, which is linked to the Guinness World Records. You can find out more about that here.

The summer reading challenge lists are split up, between the younger age group of 4-7 and the older group of 8-11. So here we go, with the younger children’s list:

Record Breaking Books for Children 4-7

Click the UK / US links next to each title to check them out on Amazon, to find out more and buy if you wish. Affiliate links are used at no additional cost to you. 

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100 Facts Extreme Survival – UK / US

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100 Facts Speed – UK / US

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15 Things not to do with a baby – UK / US

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A Scarf and a half – UK / US

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The Leaky Battery Sets Sail – UK / US

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Blown Away – UK / US

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Creaturepedia – UK / US

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Fast and Furry Racers. The Silver Serpent Cup – UK

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I Wish I’d Been a Unicorn – UK / US

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Let’s Play. Poems about sports and games around the world – UK / US

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Max the Champion – UK / US

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Mighty Mo – UK / US

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Mighty Small – UK

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Monster Trucks. The Big Race – UK / US

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Mortimer Keene. Dino Danger – UK / US

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Nuts in Space – UK / US

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Oi Frog – UK / US

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Penny Dreadful is a Record Breaker – UK / US

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Pigsticks and Harold and the Incredible Journey – UK / US

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Polly and the Puffin – UK / US

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Robot Rumpus – UK / US

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Squirrel Boy Vs the Bogeyman – UK / US

Superhero Dad – UK

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The Black and White Club – UK / US

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The Fincredible Diary of Fin Spencer : Stunt Boy – UK / US

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The Gigantic Turnip – UK / US

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The Great Cheese Robbery – UK / US

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The Great Explorer – UK / US

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The Great Googly Moogly – UK / US

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The Paper Dolls. World Record Edition – UK / US

The Princess and the Giant – UK

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The Story of Life – UK / US

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Those Magnificent Sheep in their Flying Machine – UK / US

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TiN – UK / US

Many of these books are new to us, although some of them are already favourites like The Paper Dolls. I love the variety that has made the list within this “record breakers” theme, and we will enjoy exploring them. I hope you do too.

Schools and libraries in the UK, can order the full set of books for this reading challenge from the Reading Agency website

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and don’t forget to pin this list so that you can easily come back to it.

35 "record breaker" books for children age 4-7

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