Saturday, 17 December 2016 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, 1 February 2017 - 4:00pm


British Council, Bengaluru, presents BIG FRIENDLY READ (Reading Challenge for children in collaboration with The Roald Dahl Literary Estate)

The Reading Challenge is an immensely popular and successful reading initiative run in the UK libraries and schools which British Council, Bengaluru, is proud to bring to you again. Each year the Reading Challenge programme encourages children to read six or more books of their choice with collectable incentives and rewards, plus a certificate and medal, for every child who completes the Challenge.


Children in the age group of 5 - 13 years are invited to borrow and read 6 or more books over a period of 6 weeks and write reviews on them. The Challenge is delivered in collaboration with The Roald Dahl Literary Estate to celebrate 100 years of the world's favourite storyteller. The Big Friendly Read features some of Roald Dahl's best-loved characters and the amazing artwork of his principal illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake. It will encourage reading on a giant scale. To take part, children need to sign up at the library. They'll receive a special collector's folder and as they borrow and read at least 6 library books, they can collect 6 special cards to complete it. All cards feature original Quentin Blake illustrations and explore some of most popular themes in Roald Dahl's books such as invention, mischief and friendship.

About the Challenge

The theme-based book collection will be on display from Dec 17, 2016 (Saturday) at the Library; registration can also be done on the same day. Payment can be done by cash/card/cheque in favour of BRITISH COUNCIL DIVISION. The Challenge will be open for a period of 6 weeks, from Dec 17, 2016 – Feb 1, 2017, within which a participant can read and review 6 or more books to win a Certificate and Medal!

Duration: Dec 17, 2016 – Feb 1, 2017
Eligibility: 5 – 13 years
Entitlements: 1 book at a time (from an exclusive BFR collection)    
Fee: Rs.1200 per child  

  • Please collect the Welcome Kit from the front desk in the Library at the time of registration
  • One Book Review session will also be organised at the Library during the Challenge - on Dec 21, 2016, (WEDNESDAY) at 5.30pm - 6.30pm
  • A repeat session will also be held on Jan 8 (SUNDAY) between 11.30am – 12.30pm
  • Participants can attend any one session with prior intimation

For more details, please contact 0120-4569000/0120-6684353 or email us at

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