NT Summer Reading Challenge 2020 – Read a Rainbow

How do I enter?

Read 5 books over the summer holiday. Keep a list of the titles and when finished rate them out of five. For your favourite of the five you can either;

Design a new front cover – think about why you liked the book, what the cover will say to other readers,
Write a new back cover for the book – you should include a blurb, review and images if you wish.

Submit your entry via email to library@tretherras.net or hand in in by the end of September.

What should I read?

You can read anything you would like, but the theme this year is ‘Read a Rainbow’ and we encourage you to read widely about other people and their lives. recommendations will be posted over the summer on the school social media but here is a list of categories and some ideas for each to get you started.


The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank

Mud, Sweat and Tears
Bear Grylls

The Reason I Jump
Naoki Higashida

Messi: From the Playground to the Pitch
Matt Oldfield

Bob: No Ordinary Cat
James Bowen

I am Malala
Malala Yousafzai

Soul Surfer
Bethany Hamilton

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
William Kamkwamba

Black Lives Matter

The Hate You Give
Angie Thomas

Orange Boy
Patrice Lawrence

Dear Martin
Nic Stone

Noughts and Crosses
Malorie Blackman

Ghost Boys
Jewell Parker

Children of Blood and Bone
Tomi Adeyemi

Crogton Nights
Alex Wheatle

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Mildred D Taylor

Understanding and Celebrating Difference

R.J Palacio

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
Mark Haddon

The Silence Between Us
Alison Gervais

Freak the Mighty
Rodman Philbrick

The Taylor Turbochaser
David Baddiel

Song for a Whale
Lynne Kelly

The Unlikely Hero of Room 13b
Teresa Toten


I’ll Give You the Sun
Jandy Nelson

Leah on the Upbeat
Becky Albertalli

The Art of Being Normal
Lisa Williams

My brother’s Name is Jessica
John Boyne

More Than This
Patrick Ness

What is Gender? How does it define us? and Other Big Questions
Juno Dawson

Alex Gino

Will Grayson, Will Grayson
John Green and David Levithan


Salt to the Sea
Ruta Septys

Dancing the Charleston
Jaqueline Wilson

Fever 1793
Laurie Halse Anderson

The Somerset Tsunami
Emma Carrol

The Austen Girls
Lucy Worsley

I, Coriander
Sally Gardner

Orphan, Monster, Spy
Matt Killeen

An Elephant in the Garden
Michael Morpurgo

What can I win?

1st Prize – Kindle Fire and your cover design professionally printed as a poster and displayed in school and in your local library.
2nd and 3rd Prize – £10 book voucher
There will be a small prize for all those who take part.

Where can I get books from?

Visit the school library website for details of e-platform our schools e-book app.
Your local library is now open for click and collect, you can reserve books online and collect them from your library.
You have all been given log in details for BorrowBox, which has a huge selection of e-books to download and read.
MyOn is still free to use, you can visit the site here and login using the following details;
School Name Newquay Tretherras (type the first few letters and select from drop-down menu)
Username newqyay852student (no, that is not a typo, it is newqyay!)
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