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Six of the Best Summer Books for Young Readers

From mind-blowing novels to thrilling mysteries, this selection of summer reads is perfect for keeping children entertained during the summer months!

Escape Room

Written by Christopher Edge
9-12

The latest mind-blowing novel from award-winning author Christopher Edge, Escape Room is a thrilling adventure that challenges readers to think about what they've done to save the world today. When twelve-year-old Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it's just a game - the ultimate escape room with puzzles and…

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The Girl Who Stole an Elephant

Written by Nizrana Farook
9-12

Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen's jewels be the beginning or the end of everything for the intrepid gang? With cover illustration by David…

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No Ballet Shoes in Syria

Written by Catherine Bruton
9-12

Winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers Award Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her exceptional talent and believes…

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Twelve Minutes to Midnight

Written by Christopher Edge
9-12

Step into the past to discover a thrilling mystery about a sinister plot to shape and control the future, in this spine-tingling historical adventure from award-winning author Christopher Edge. Penelope Tredwell is the feisty thirteen-year-old orphan heiress of the bestselling magazine, The Penny Dreadful. Her masterly tales of the macabre…

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My Brother Is a Superhero

Written by David Solomons
9-12

Luke is a comic-mad eleven-year old who shares a treehouse with his geeky older brother, Zack. Luke' s only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he's gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe.…

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Wigglesbottom Primary: Break-Time Bunnies

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Becka Moor
5-7

Laugh-out-loud school-based fun in two-colour stories, perfect for encouraging independent reading! Life at Wigglesbottom Primary is often lived on the edge. An unexpected visitor, a bewitched violin and an invasion of bunnies! What can it all mean??? Three short stories in each book keep just confident readers engaged while lively…

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