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Boro reads this summer!

Middlesbrough's 100 best children's reads have been chosen by schools across the town, and now we want to hear what you think!

It's really easy to vote for your favourites on a computer/laptop, smartphone or tablet - just swipe (or click and drag with your mouse) to make your decision. If you can't swipe, use the 'thumbs up' and 'thumbs down' buttons.

First of all, look down the page and pick the right books for your age -

Swipe right if you love a book or swipe left if you don't like it.

Once you've voted, you can enter a prize draw to win a fantastic book bundle (worth over £50)!

Ready, set, go!

Young children


7+ years old


10+ years old


12+ years old


Beautiful book benches!

The top ten best books as voted for by you will be made into book benches which you'll be able to see in libraries and Community Hubs around the town. Watch out for workshops later in the year where you can help to design and paint the benches.

We're super excited to see them when they're finished!

Join in online!

Parents - join in the conversation with the hashtag #bororeads on Twitter, and watch out for the #bororeads takeover on the Love Middlesbrough blog over the summer holidays.

Your chance to win!

Terms and Conditions (the boring bit!)

  • A maximum of one entry per child (or by a parent/guardian on behalf of a child) can be made.

  • All entries must include the entrant's email address or phone number.

  • All entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 15 September 2017.

  • Winners will be chosen at random from all qualifying entries.

  • This prize is not exchangeable and cannot be redeemed for cash or any other form of compensation.

  • The prize is non-transferable.

  • The winner will be notified by email or phone by Friday 29 September 2017.

  • Winners agree to their child's name (and photograph if provided) being included in Boro Reads publicity, including but not limited to on the Love Middlesbrough website, blog, and social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), Middlesbrough Council website, social media, and press releases, and Middlesbrough Libraries social media (Facebook and Twitter).

  • Love Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough Council and Middlesbrough Libraries cannot accept any responsibility for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the competition or as a result of accepting any prize.

  • By entering this competition you agree to the terms and conditions above.