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
The Children 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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