The best of summer reading for confident readers (MG) 2021

Per Nicki Thornton

Per Nicki Thornton

There are always great new books to look out for - too many to read them all! So these are my summer picks

When the Sky Falls

Phil Earle

7,99 鈧 7,43 鈧

A remarkable and moving war-time story that is also a tense thriller about an abandoned boy who ends up involved with a run-down zoo. A wonderful tale about how our bonds with animals can help us to heal even in the darkest times. The must-read of the summer.

Rumaysa: A Fairytale

Radiya Hafiza, Rhaida El Touny, et al.

6,99 鈧 6,50 鈧

A retelling of three classic fairytales but with a brilliant twist that should empower anyone to see themselves as a heroine. Travel from tall towers, enchanted forests and discover incredible magical powers where you least expect them.

Waiting For Murder

Fleur Hitchcock

7,99 鈧 7,43 鈧

A long, hot summer, a reservoir slowly emptying to reveal . . . a dead body with possible connection to a big bullion robbery. Soon Dan is up to his neck with creepy villagers, a skull and a few close shaves with hay bales and sinister bees. A brilliantly tense page-turning noir thriller.

Crowfall

Vashti Hardy

6,99 鈧 6,50 鈧

Another wonderful steampunk adventure where the peril of ignoring nature and taking technology too far bring danger to young Crowfall who discovers the secret that his home is running out of time.

How to Be Brave

Daisy May Johnson

7,99 鈧 7,43 鈧

Brilliantly funny, adventurous kidnapping mystery that is a rollicking twist on the boarding school story.

The Howling Hag Mystery

Nicki Thornton

6,99 鈧 6,50 鈧

When bad things start to happen at Twinhills school, Raven Charming suspects magic might be responsible. But if someone at school is casting curses - she should know all about it, after all she is the one from the family of Twinhills witches. If there is a new witch in town, can she be stopped before she causes trouble for magical folk everywhere.

Harklights

Tim Tilley

7,99 鈧 7,43 鈧

Wick is desperate to escape the oppressive Harklights orphanage, but an act of kindness brings him in contact with the Hobs, miniature protectors of the forest and Wick is offered the chance of a new life of freedom in the wild. A fairytale message of hope.

Children of the Quicksands

Efua Traore

7,99 鈧 7,43 鈧

Simi is steeped in more than just myths and legends when she is sent to stay with her long-lost grandmother in a remote Nigerian village. She learns there is a long-buried secret about her family that Simi becomes desperate to uncover. Wonderful fantasy adventure about a city girl returning to her roots.

The Ordnance Survey Kids' Adventure Book

Ordnance Survey Leisure Limited i Dr Gareth Moore

12,99 鈧 12,08 鈧

Created by Ordnance Survey this book aims to teach you how to read a map like an expert and confidently explore the incredible outdoors. Full of puzzles and fun.