Children's Summer Reading 2016
Just click on an age range to see our selection of summer treats and once you've chosen your story pick the format that suits you best whether it's physical or digital. The titles will be refreshed throughout the summer months so it will be well worth coming back to take a peek. Check out our Summer Activity books too. This year we also have a great selection of holiday reading for reluctant/struggling readers including Super Readable Short Fiction and, to tie in with Euro 16 and of course the Olympics some sporty titles too.
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When they've been reading all year at school, it's not surprising kids want to run around frantically outside and have some fun when summer finally arrives. But the long holidays are also an ideal time to build on good reading habits, and foster a real life-long love of books away from the classroom...
Our summer reading selection this year has been "such fun to put together," says one of our Lovereading4kids 'expert voices' Julia Eccleshare. We're sure children of all ages will have a great deal of fun reading every one of them. Some are from well-known and well-loved children's authors, others are from exciting new authors. They are all fantastic reads.
2016 has been a great year for anniversaries - we have special sections on Shakespeare, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the Wonderful World of Roald Dahl. All packed with great summer reads. And what could be better than a Michael Morpurgo novel to take on holiday, you'll find a selection of his books here, broken down into themes.
Why not take a look at books for reluctant readers, dyslexia friendly books and books we think are Great for Boys? For the Pony Mad, there's a section just for them and if your kids aren't so keen on fiction check out our Fascinating Facts section, packed full of interesting reads. And a classic makes a great summer read - we have spruced up our Children's Classics section which now includes the newly reissued Collins Modern Classics series.
If you're looking for something for babies and toddlers, take a look at the wonderful Picture Book Party from Walker or our Elmer the Elephant special category. Out and About is filled with clever ideas for activities over the holiday..and if you want a prize winner try our Carnegie Greenway section.
There’s something to appeal to all!
There are eBook formats available for most of the books in our Summer Reading selection, but each month further eBooks can be found here.
Click here to download an activity pack, produced by Julia Green, the author of The Wilderness War, full of exciting outdoor activities to do including building a campfire, making a pond, ID the trees around you, go tracking animals and lots more.