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Posted by Kate, February 26, 2013

Books selected for the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge 2013

Last week, we got the good news that three of our titles – the three pictured above, one of which is yet to be published – have been selected for The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge.

We don’t know how many books were chosen, but there’s usually around seventy, and it’s great to have three slots. This year’s theme is “Creepy House”.

We are particularly pleased to see the Summer Reading Challenge’s continued support for Christopher Edge, whose first book for us was in last year’s selection. Just-published Shadows of the Silver Screen was described by Martin Chilton in The Telegraph, as “a serious (and playful) intelligent historical thriller for children”. It’s set in the dawn of movie-making and dauntless heroine Penelope Treadwell unravels mysteries as a film’s plot leaks spookily into reality.

You can read the first chapter here:

It’s good, too, to see that the Summer Reading Challenge supports new talent. Our picture book chosen this year is written by award-winning writer of picture books and young fiction, Tracey Corderoy, who has been making her mark on the UK’s children’s writing scene over the last year or so, but it’s illustrated by Steven Lenton whose first picture book is Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam, a story of two rather ineffectual robber dogs, whose baking-based plot to distract their neighbours while they rob them results in their recognition that robbing is wrong and embarking on a new career.

You can look inside here:

The final book selected is Vulgar the Viking: The Spooky School Trip – the third in our Vulgar the Viking series.

You can read the first pages here:

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