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Children’s Summer Reading for July

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Our Summer Reading selection has been hand-picked by Julia Eccleshare, our ‘expert voice’ behind all the brilliant book choices here at Lovereading4kids and, she is also the Children’s Books Editor of The Guardian.

Read on to find out more and to discover who has just won the prestigious Branford Boase Award for a debut novel. It’s a novel we’ve been raving about even before it was published last year.

The best children’s Summer Reading

Julia Eccleshare said, ‘this year has been such fun putting together a list of titles to get children, from toddler to teenager, inspired to read over the Summer Holidays’. We’re sure children of all ages will have a great deal of fun reading every one of them. Some are from well-known and well-loved children’s authors, others are from exciting new authors. They are all without exception fantastic reads.

Our Summer Reading section is conveniently broken down by age or just scroll down to the bottom of this email to see our personal favourites from the summer reading selection based on the age ranges you have told us you want to know more about.

If you want even more of a choice you could try our special sections for, reluctant readers, books that are dyslexia friendly, our Fantastic Fiction category or check out those titles we regard as ‘Must Reads’. As a parent you may even feel summer is the time to get your child hooked on a character that you yourself enjoyed as a child? – so, have a look at our Classics section or the wonderful timeless adventures of Tintin and his canine friend Snowy – re-launched in June 2009.

Branford Boase Winner just announced

Prize-winners are always a safe bet too, not least the winner of the Branford Boase debut award that has just been announced – The Traitor Game by B R Collins – is an ambitious teenage novel about the problematic relationship between two school boys, interwoven with an elaborate fantasy world they have created.

Children’s writing competition

Does your child enjoy writing or are you looking for a way to get your kids writing as well as reading during the holidays, then look no further than a terrific writing competition – the Usborne Young Writers’ Award – you’ll find details of it in our ‘Fantastic Fiction’ page.

The Rainbow Orchid:

The Adventures of Julius Chancer

An ambitious graphic-novel combining classic storytelling with cinematic artwork à la Tintin. A brilliant roller coaster adventure for boys and girls of all ages.

Ghost Hunter

Michelle Paver

The 6th and final book of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series – for edge of the seat action, adventure and mystery there is no equal.

Darke Academy 1:

Secret Lives

The first book of a brand new series. Cassie Bell begins her time at an elite paranormal academy with more than it’s share of sinister secrets. Fans of the Twilight series shouldn’t miss it.


So, before you pack your suitcases or stuff the family car, remember that books can be taken anywhere in the world, they don’t need batteries, and they don’t mind the odd dropped blob of ice cream… perfect. Happy Reading

New children’s books for August

Friday, August 8th, 2008

There’s still plenty of time for your kids to enjoy some summer reading, so keep them enthusiastic by sitting down with them and choosing some really spellbinding stories from this month’s crop. You will find your personal selection of books at the bottom of this email, but first this month’s highlights –

Oxford School ReferenceBack to School

While your children are enjoying their holidays, it’s a good idea to keep one eye on the future. Our Back to School category has been revamped with all the dictionaries and reference titles you’ll need to give kids of any age a flying head start when the new academic year begins.

Sally GardnerAuthor of the Month

Author of the Month is Sally Gardner, whose beautifully illustrated books have won several top children’s book prizes. Her new book The Red Necklace is the action-packed story of a boy destined to be a hero of the French Revolution.

National Year of Reading

2008 Year of ReadingThe Olympics is upon us, and there’s certainly going to be some epic stories of courage and strength unfolding

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this month. This month’s National Year of Reading theme is called Read the Game, and hopes to promote the twin joys of sport and books, which are both pleasures that can be enjoyed more or less anywhere.Now on to our tremendous…

Books of the Month

SpellsSpells

Emily Gravett

A love-lorn frog and some very mixed-up magic!

STUFF Splat the CatSplat the Cat

Rob Scottons

A new picture story about Splat’s eventful first day at school.

STUFF
The Time Parodox

Eoin Colfer

a new thrilling adventure for Artemis Fowl and it could be his last.

STUFF The Meaning of LifeThe Meaning of Life

Joanna Nadin

an hilarious teenage novel about (not) ‘doing it’.

We have the pleasure of introducing two new…

Debuts of the Month

Greek RansomThe Traitor GameTraitor Game by B R Collins is a compelling modern story about two friends who share a fantasy world called Evgard, but then go through some serious relationship troubles.

Greek Ransom by Michael Malaghan sees Callie and Nick do battle with a psychotic millionaire, booby-trapped tombs and a lion-headed monster on their quest to find a Mycenaean treasure so fabulous they can pay the ransom and get back their kidnapped parents.

The Shadow of MalabronNew voices

In our New Voices category, The Shadow of Malabron by Thomas Wharton is an epic fantasy adventure about a boy, a wolf, and a perilous journey.

Puffin Classics

Puffin ClassicsWith Puffin Classics your kids never have to be stuck for a good book ever again. There’s everything from Little Women to Treasure Island, and some are on audio CD – perfect for longer car journeys.

Download some free Opening Extracts of these wonderful stories with your kids, and find out which ones will really make the rest of their summer memorable. And remember, you can buy them with a 25% discount on Lovereading4kids.


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