Summer Reading for Children and Teens
Baby’s First Bank Heist
Jim Whalley £6.99 (3+)
Move over, Bonnie and Clyde Baby Frank wants a pet, and he’s prepared to rob a bank to get it!
Fergus Barnaby Goes on Holiday
David Barrow £6.99 (3+)
There’s something missing from Fergus’ suitcase…
Gaia Cornwall £7.99 (3+)
A pool, a diving board, and a very determined little boy.
Joan Procter, Dragon Doctor
Patricia Valdez £6.99 (4+)
Wonderful true story about the woman who loved reptiles!
Julian is a Mermaid
Jessica Love £11.99 (3+)
The most beautiful book about a little boy who loves mermaids.
Polly Faber & Clara Vulliamy £6.99 (3+)
Meet the handsome Geraldo, bouncy Boo-Boo, and not forgetting Poochy Petunia Wuffles-Winstanley.
Ruby Red Shoes: A Very Aware Hare and Ruby Red Shoes: Goes to Paris
Kate Knapp £9.99 each (5+)
Ruby Red Shoes is a little hare with a big heart.
Secret Sky Garden
Linda Sarah & Fiona Lumbers £6.99 (2+)
Beautifully illustrated story about a little girl who turns a car park into a garden.
Boy Meets Hamster
Birdie Milano £6.99 (13+)
One thing stands in the way of 14 year old Dylan’s perfect holiday romance: the caravan park’s massive hamster mascot.
Charlie and Me
Mark Lowery £5.99 (9+)
Two brothers are on the journey of a lifetime: 421 miles from Preston to Cornwell. And mum and dad don’t know they’ve gone.
In Paris With You
Clementine Beauvais £12.99 (15+)
10 years ago, Eugene and Tatiana missed their moment. Now they have a second chance at love when they meet again in Paris…
Leah on the Offbeat
Becky Albertalli £7.99 (13+)
Feel-good sequel to Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. This time Simon’s BFF Leah is centre-stage.
Race to the Bottom of the Sea
Lindsay Eagar £6.99 (9+)
A girl kidnapped by treasure-hunting pirates.
A Sky Painted Gold
Laura Wood £7.99 (14+)
Great Gatsby meets Eva Ibbotson in this summer romance set in a sleepy Cornish village.
Embassy of the Dead
Will Mabitt £6.99 (9+)
First in an exciting new series: Jake is on the run from the Grim Reaper…
The House With Chicken Legs
Sophie Anderson £6.99 (9+)
Spooky and beautiful reimagining of the folktale of Baba Yaga.
Adam Stower £6.99 (6+)
Fleeing from his school bully, Ben stumbles upon a hidden forest ruled by a bearded girl called Coo.
The List of Real Things
Sarah Moore Fitzgerald £6.99 (12+)
Grace knows the line between truth and fantasy - or does she?
Max and the Millions
Ross Montgomery £6.99 (9+)
Max’s hearing aids pick up the buzzing of a microscopic kingdom and he becomes embroiled in a fight to save its ant-sized people.
Claire Fayers £6.99 (9+)
In a world where mirrors lead to the Unworld of Faerie, the town of Wyse is the only human town where magic works.
The Smoke Thieves
Sally Green £7.99 (12+)
Five teenagers with the fate of the world in their hands. A fantasy adventure from the author of the Half Bad trilogy.
The Wicked Deep
Shea Ernshaw £7.99 (11+)
Three long-dead witches return every summer to enact vengeance on the cursed town of Sparrow.
Mystery and History
of Castle Rock
Natasha Farrant £6.99 (9+)
Absconding from the Great Orienteering Challenge, Alice and her teammates set off across the Scottish Highlands in search of a legendary castle.
The Colour of the Sun
David Almond £12.99 (9+)
A boy has been killed and Davie think he knows who did it. From the author of Skellig.
Elizabeth and Zenobia
Jessica Miller £6.99 (9+)
Peculiar things are happening at Witheringe House, especially in the forbidden East Wing.
The Goose Road
Rowena House £7.99 (12+)
Angelique must trek across war-torn France with a pack of geese to save her family’s farm.
Kat Wolfe Investigates
Lauren St John £6.99 (9+)
Pet-sitting should be an easy gig for a vet’s daughter - but then Kat’s first client disappears.
Peril in Paris
Katherine Woodfine £6.99 (9+)
All aboard the train for Paris! It's 1911, and the young detectives of Taylor & Rose are turning their talents to espionage.
The Secret of the Night Train
Sylvia Bishop £6.99 (9+)
A thrilling journey across Europe by train trying to unravel the mystery of a priceless missing diamond.
The Secret Seven: Mystery of the Skull
Pamela Butchart £6.99 (7+)
Brand new Secret Seven story by an award-winning author.
Secrets of a Sun King
Emma Carroll £6.99 (8+)
November 1922, Egypt. Lilian is starting to believe there’s truth to rumours of a pharaoh’s curse.
Shiny Pippin and the Monkey Burglars
Harry Heape £6.99 (7+)
Featuring a new detective agency with a terrible mystery to solve!
Animal Stories and Nature
Kimberly Newton Fusco £6.99 (9+)
When Rosie’s dog goes missing, she’ll do anything to find him.
The Funny Life of Pets
James Campbell £6.99 (7+)
Discover hilarious facts you never knew about your pets.
Anne Fleming £6.99 (8+)
Rumour has it there’s a goat on the roof. And that’s not the strangest thing about Kid’s new home.
Poppy the Police Horse
Gavin Puckett & Tor Freeman £6.99 (7+)
What Poppy can’t see she makes up for with her sense of smell.
Song of the Dolphin Boy
Elizabeth Laird £6.99 (9+)
Exciting adventure about plastic pollution in our seas.
Alex Latimer £6.99 (5+)
Violet finds herself living in the monkey enclosure after Gran accidentally takes a monkey home from the zoo.
Things to Do
Hoakes Island: A Fiendish Puzzle Adventure
Helen Friel £10.99 (7+)
Henry has gone missing and the island’s Amusement Park is in grave danger! Solve the mystery and save the island.
Now Make This
Thomas Barnthaler £16.95 (5+)
24 DIY projects by designers for kids. The book for any child who wants to make their own drum kit or start a puppet theatre.
Pilot Academy, Doctor Academy
and Science Academy
Steve Martin £9.99 each (7+)
Fun activity books with stickers, a poster and press-out models!
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A Peter Rabbit Tale: A Christmas Wish
Will the four little bunnies get what they want for Christmas? (3+)
Peter Bently £6.99
Santa decides to go on holiday for Christmas but his celebrity status starts to drive him mad. (3+)
All I Want for Christmas
Rachel Bright £6.99
What does Mummy Penguin want for Christmas? (3+)
Lou Peacock £6.99
Oliver Elephant gets lost on a Christmas shopping trip. (3+)
A Christmas Advent Story
Hannah Tolson & Ivy Snow £12.99
Lift the flaps on each page as everyone prepares for Christmas. (3+)
Last Stop on the Reindeer Express
Maudie Powell-Tuck £12.99
When Mia goes inside a post box, she enters a magical world. (3+)
Polly and the Puffin: The Happy Christmas
Jenny Colgan £7.99
Polly and her puffin are desperate for it to be Christmas even though it is only November. (5+)
Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Jingle Bells
Tracey Corderoy £5.99
Someone has stolen Santa’s presents, can Shifty and Sam solve the mystery? (5+)
One Christmas Wish
Katherine Rundell £14.99
A charming and magical story for Christmas Eve. (5+)
Alex T. Smith £5.99
Who is coming down Claude’s chimney? Is it a burglar or is it Father Christmas? (5+)
The Twelve Days of Christmas
Illus. Anna Wright £9.99
An illustrated book of the famous song lyrics. (5+)
I Killed Father Christmas
Anthony McGowan £6.99
JoJo has killed Father Christmas. How will he save the day? (7+)
Michael Rosen £10.99
A retelling of Dickens’ famous tale for children. (7+)
Father Christmas and Me
Matt Haig £12.99
The Easter Bunny threatens to stop Christmas! (9+)
Christmas Dinner of Souls
Ross Montgomery £8.99
A dinner for those who hate Christmas – who can tell the most terrifying tale? (9+)
Rainbow Rowell £9.99
Two romantic festive short stories. (12+)
Paddington Pop-Up London
Travel through pop-up scenes of London with Paddington Bear. (3+)
The Bear and the Piano Sound Book
David Litchfield £14.99
A bear finds a piano and learns to play, with real music. (3+)
Ella Bella Ballerina and the Magic Toyshop
James Mayhew £12.99
Ella Bella must save two dolls in the toyshop who are going to be sold to different families. (3+)
The World of Moominvalley
Tove Jansson & others £35.00
Everything you need to know about the Moomins. Plus new hardback editions of these well-loved stories are available for £10.99! (5+)
Greatest Magical Stories
Chosen by Michael Morpurgo £14.99
Twelve stories from around the world. (7+)
The Glassmaker’s Daughter
Dianne Hofmeyr £12.99
A glassmaker offers a reward to anyone who can make his daughter smile. (7+)
My Miniature Library
Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini £14.99
30 tiny books to make, read and treasure. (7+)
The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker
Jessica Courtney-Tickle £14.99
Read the story of The Nutcracker while listening to Tchaikovsky’s music from the ballet. (7+)
Kevin Crossley-Holland £18.99
Atmospheric retellings, beautifully illustrated by Jeffrey Alan Love. (9+)
The Mystery of the Empire Maze Tower
Hiro Kamigaki £14.99
A new maze challenge adventure for Pierre the Maze Detective. (9+)
Hilary McKay’s Fairy Tales
Ten classic tales retold with style and humour. (9+)
This Book is a Planetarium
Kelli Anderson £35.00
Transforms into six extraordinary, fully functional, scientific pop-up contraptions. (12+)
Fish Dream of Trees
Axel Scheffler & Frantz Wittkamp £12.99
And other curious verses. Adapted by Roger McGough. (7+)
I’m Just No Good at Rhyming
Chris Harris £14.99
… and other nonsense for mischievous kids and immature grown-ups. (8+)
A Poem for Every Day of the Year
Edited by Allie Esiri £16.99
Inspiring anthology to complement last year’s ‘A Poem for Every Night of the Year’. (10+)
Jolly Good Food
Allegra McEvedy £14.99
Recipes inspired by Enid Blyton’s most loved books. (6+)
A History of Sevenoaks
Janet Davies £7.99
Especially written for young people but fascinating for all ages! (7+)
All Aboard the Discovery Express
Emily Hawkins £14.99
A lift-the-flap adventure; discover the history of transport. (7+)
Goal! Football As You’ve Never Seen It Before
A feast of football facts. (8+)
The Incredible Cabinet of Wonders
Lift the doors to see artefacts from museums all around the world. (8+)
David Long £14.99
Discover and spot all aspects of pirate life, with a free magnifying glass. (8+)
Curiosity: The Story of the Mars Rover
Markus Motum £15.00
Learn about the Mars mission from the perspective of Curiosity, the rover. (8+)
Lily Murray £20.00
A page and illustration for every type of dinosaur. (9+)
What We See in the Stars
Kelsey Oseid £12.99
Beautifully illustrated guide to every aspect of the solar system. (9+)
Dr Kelly Weinersmith & Zach Weinersmith £20.00
10 emerging technologies that will improve and/or ruin everything. Witty and entertaining. (12+)
Here We Are
Oliver Jeffers £14.99
Notes for living on Planet Earth. A charming illustrated welcome for the very young. (2+)
Franklin’s Flying Bookshop
Jen Campbell & Katie Harnett £11.95
A book-loving dragon finds a friend. (3+)
Diamond in the Snow
Jonathan Emmett £6.99
Mole finds a diamond but is puzzled when it disappears. (3+)
The Snow Lion
Jim Helmore £6.99
Charming tale about making new friends. (3+)
Jory John £6.99
A moody penguin finds out life is not so bad after all! (3+)
Judith Kerr £12.99
An ordinary cat with a not-so-ordinary tail. (3+)
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Snowglobe Gift Book
Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury £12.99
A festive flurry for this favourite classic. (3+)
The Bad Mood and the Stick
Lemony Snicket £11.99
Sometimes it takes a bad mood to make everything right. (3+)
The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse
Mac Barnett, illus. Jon Klassen £12.99
‘I may have been swallowed,’ said the duck, ‘but I have no intention of being eaten.’ (4+)
Hortense and the Shadow
Natalia & Lauren O’Hara £10.99
Hortense hates her shadow but finds she can’t live without it. (5+)
Deep in the Woods
Christopher Corr £5.99
A beautifully illustrated retelling of a classic Russian folk tale! (3+)
Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure
Alex T. Smith £9.99
Can Mr Penguin help the museum find the missing treasure? (6+)
My Naughty Little Sister: A Treasury Collection
Dorothy Edwards £12.99
A selection of stories, celebrating 65 years of My Naughty Little Sister. (7+)
The Creakers *
Tom Fletcher £12.99
All the grown-ups have disappeared. (7+)
Sky Dancer *
Gill Lewis £6.99
Joe finds himself stuck in the middle of a community divided by nesting Hen Harriers. (7+)
Mary in London and Mary in America
Gwynedd Rae £8.99 each
Reissues of these tales of a rather unusual bear! (7+)
Witch for a Week
Kaye Umansky £6.99
When Elsie Pickles housesits for a local witch, it turns into a magical disaster. (7+)
Eloise Undercover *
Sarah Baker £6.99
Adventure, courage and friendship in occupied France. (9+)
The Wizards of Once *
Cressida Cowell £12.99
New, thrilling fantasy adventure series from a favourite writer. (9+)
The Hippo at the End of the Hall *
Helen Cooper £10.99
Can Ben save the animals from being taken away from their home in the magical museum? (9+)
The Song from Somewhere Else
A.F. Harrold £7.99
There’s more to Frank’s new friend, and his house, than meets the eye… (9+)
Michael Morpurgo £14.99
A surprising, charming and uplifting twist on The Wizard of Oz, as told by Dorothy’s dog. (9+)
Sara Pennypacker £6.99
Peter, a fox called Pax, and their epic journey to be reunited. (9+)
The Dollmaker of Krakow
R.M. Romero £12.99
Magic, folklore and history in wartime Poland. (9+)
The Land of Neverendings *
Kate Saunders £10.99
Adventures in a land powered by imagination. (9+)
Katherine Rundell £12.99
Four children must find a way home after a plane crash in the Amazon jungle. (9+)
Jessica Townsend £12.99
Morrigan Crow must pass the tests to enter the secret city of Nevermoor before it’s too late. (9+)
The Murderer’s Ape *
Jakob Wegelius £16.99
When her owner is accused of murder, Sally Jones sets out to clear his name. (9+)
Nicholas Bowling £6.99
Darkness, magic and intrigue in Elizabethan London. (12+)
The Rasputin Dagger
Theresa Breslin £7.99
Romance and intrigue as the revolution takes hold in Russia. (12+)
Sarah Crossan £12.99
Joe’s brother is on death row. A story of life, death, love and forgiveness. (12+)
Things a Bright Girl Can Do
Sally Nichols £12.99
Three courageous young women join the fight for the vote. (12+)
* Make sure to read our Young Reader reviews of these titles!