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The Summer Reading Challenge 2014


Enter the Mythical Maze, a labyrinth of fantastical stories and mystical creatures waiting to be discovered. We invite children to join the challenge and read 6 books during the summer, tell us what you think of the stories and collect stickers and great gifts. You will find a selection of the many exciting books available to borrow and read below. For more details and to find out how to register see the Mythical Maze in Southwark Libraries.



by John Foster
A collection of fabulously funny poems by a range of authors about dragons in all sorts of situations - chasing teachers, playing the banjo, feasting, fighting knights, or being taken home as pets. Guaranteed to delight, this is a perfect introduction to poetry.

by Tracey Corderoy
Little mermaid Twinkletail's parents can't stand any mess at all. They are determined that her birthday party will be incredibly neat - with strictly no games, no friends and no cake! All Twinkletail really wants is a normal party. Luckily her Fairy Godmother rings just in time, and things soon take a very messy turn for the better.

by Saviour Pirotta & Jan Lewis
Icarus's dad is a great inventor but when he gives his son wings, so they can escape the island they live on, things don't go according to plan at all. Join a cast of larger than life characters in a series of extraordinary adventures.

by Michael Escoffier
Noah discovers a mammoth in the fridge. At first his father doesn't believe him, but the evidence is too strong. It's sitting in the fridge. They call the fire brigade, but the mammoth slips past their net and hides in a tree. But where did the mammoth come from? Only Noah's little sister knows the truth.

by Kirsty McKay
Ogden is a gnarly, man-eating ogre ... with the dream of becoming a dancer. But no one will dance with him, not when they think they're going to be his next meal! Then Ogden meets Willow, a gutsy girl who lives in a tree house in the woods. She makes a deal with him: if he'll stop eating humans, she'll teach him to dance. But there are fouler creatures than ogres in the forest, and they might just scupper Ogden's dancing dreams.

by Andy Dixon
The King Arthur legend is brought to life in this illustrated interactive fantasy which offers readers the chance to become a Knight of the Round Table. Each scene has mysteries to solve and visual clues to help the reader on their quest.

by Juliet Rix
Follow Theseus on his quest, through the labyrinth, to spot where King Midas' dangerous beast, the minotaur, is lurking. Can you help Theseus escape?

by Philip Reeve and Sara McIntyre
Along with his friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid, and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver sets out to rescue his missing parents. On their perilous journey the friends meet evil islands, a boy called Stacey and more sea monkeys than you can wave some seaweed at.

by Martin Nygaard
Jack and Jessica are intrepid explorers..., but, as they travel round the world, their way is blocked by a series of incredible mazes full of dangers and surprises. Help them find their way through a mountain cave, a haunted castle, the Amazon swamps and all 12 of the adventurous mazes in this colourful activity book. When you've guided them safely back home, you can check the routes to make sure you went the right way.

by Lari Don
This title features a selection of folk tales about heroines from all around the world. In these stories it's the girls who save the day through their courage, cunning or kindness - whether they are facing up to wolves, demons, dragons, enemy tribes, or the sun itself! Handsome princes need not apply - these girls are doing it for themselves.

by Jim Eldridge
Jack knows every wrestling move there is to know, and his dreams come true when he's recruited as a training assistant to Waldo's Wrestling Trolls. Little does Jack know that he's actually part troll, and that when his new family is in trouble he morphs into the terrifying Thud! He'll have to rescue princesses that don't need rescuing, avoid ambushes by goblins and build a team of Wrestling Trolls to take on Lord Veto's evil orcs in a battle for the tournament money.