Molly and the Dolphins featured in the 2023 Summer Reading Challenge

Molly and the Dolphins, published by Graffeg, will feature in this year’s recommended book list for the Summer Reading Challenge from The Reading Agency, funded by Arts Council England. This year’s theme is ‘Ready, Set, Read!’, a sports and games themed challenge that aims to keep children’s minds and bodies active over the summer break.

The Summer Reading Challenge is delivered annually and encourages over 700,000 children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun as well as helping to prevent the summer reading ‘dip’. The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all primary school aged children and designed for all reading abilities. Children can sign up for free at a participating library during the summer holidays. Throughout the challenge, library staff and teenage and adult volunteers support children, helping them to explore different types of books and enjoy a range of creative activities and events.

Molly and the Dolphins is the dramatic and beautiful sixth book in the acclaimed Molly series by an award-winning author/illustrator team, Malachy Doyle and Andrew Whitson. In this latest story, Molly’s fisherman father makes her a little dinghy and teaches her to sail. Soon she is scudding over the waves, accompanied by a pod of dolphins leaping all around her. When one becomes tangled in a fishing net, Molly comes to the rescue, but what will happen when it’s Molly who needs help?

The Summer Reading Challenge will launch in Scotland and Northern Ireland on Saturday 24

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