Summer Reading Children's Summer Reading 2017

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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.

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The Famous Five series celebrates its 75th Anniversary this year - what could be a better choice than one of these adventure stories to inspire your children's own summer adventures!

We also have a large selection of 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 and our Essential Reads too.

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!

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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.