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Read 12 books for the Dubai Summer Reading Challenge and write reviews for a chance to win cool prizes!



Get Published Online


Your book reviews will be published on the website in the review section for the book or on our blog.

Get a Certificate


Complete the Challenge to receive a certificate and gain an entry into the main prize draw in August.

Win Prizes!


Prizes will include lots of goodies like Itunes gift cards, smart watches, tablets, and much more!



But the winning doesn't stop there...

Win movie gift cards by entering our Weekly Selfie Contest! Just take a picture reading your books and share it on Facebook with the tag @bookishae and #bookishae.


Join the Dubai Summer Reading Challenge
Registration for the Challenge is now closed.



How to Participate

1. Enter the Dubai Summer Reading Challenge by completing this form.

2. Print the Reading Log to keep track of your books.

3. Read books that fit the categories of the Challenge and write the title down on the Reading Log.

4. Write reviews for every book using this form.

5. Your reviews will be published on the website or blog within a day or two.

6. Read 12 books to be entered in the main prize draw!

The Fine Print

1. The Dubai Summer Reading Challenge 2017 will take place from Thursday, June 15th. The challenge will finish at 12 midnight on Tuesday, August 15th.

2. Open to all 5-12 year olds in the United Arab Emirates. This is a free challenge. You do not have to be a member of to participate.

3. Any reviews submitted before June 15th or after August 15th will not count towards the Dubai Summer Reading Challenge 2017.

4. Only books read between June 15th to August 15th are able to be reviewed and counted towards the challenge. So if you have already read books before, you should challenge yourself to read new ones.

5. Children must read their own books (parents cannot read books to the children).

6. Books should be age appropriate. Children who can read chapter books should not read picture flats.

7. Book reviews should at least 3 sentences long and original. No copying from the internet! 

8. The prize winners will be drawn at random and notified over the weeks August 16-31. We will take reasonable steps to contact the winners. A new draw will take place if the winners can’t be contacted. All decisions are final.




Frequently Asked Questions

Can I join the Challenge after June 15th?
You can join the Challenge anytime as long as you complete the reviews by August 15th and only count books that you read since June 15th.

Do I have to be a member of to participate in the Challenge?
You do not have to be a member of to join the Challenge, win the Weekly Book Selfie Giveaways, or win the grand prize. However, we will host several events during the Challenge for members only.

I live in Abu Dhabi. Can I participate?
You sure can!

Where do I get the books to read from?
You can read books that you already own but haven't read, buy new books, or join to rent books. One of the most cost effective ways to get the books you need for the Challenge is to join

Can you recommend books for my child's age?
You can use our website to find good books for your child's age. In the navigation menu, you can see the books sorted by age to get ideas.



Weekly Book Selfie Challenge Rules and Guidelines

How to Enter
1. Go to our facebook page and look for the post with the same picture above.
2. Using a parent facebook account, write a comment on the post and attach a photo of your child reading a book for the Dubai Summer Reading Challenge. That's it!
3. If you have trouble commenting with the photo, you can post it on our facebook page or post it on your page and tag us @bookishae

Contest Rules
1. The Book Selfie Contest is only open to children participating in the Dubai Summer Reading Challenge.
2. One movie gift certificate will be given away at random each week.
3. This week's contest ends Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 12:00 noon Dubai time. A winner will be selected at 4:00 pm and notified by direct message on Facebook.
4. Only 1 photo will be considered each week. Families participating can upload one photo for that includes all of their children, although only 1 movie gift certificate will be awarded.
5. Photos do not have to show the child's entire face but must show the book she is reading.
6. To enter the contest next week, you must submit a different photo including a different book. The procedure for next week's competition will be the same.



The Challenge is over!