The summer is almost here and we have been gathering together a fantastic selection of books that are guaranteed to bring out the sun! We have beach reads, back garden reads and brilliant bedtime reads. We've lots of fascinating non-fiction titles to keep your young ones interested...and kids always love an activity book...perfect to keep them occupied on a long journey.

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. With a book there are no limits to how far their imagination can go.

Scroll down for a list of books, in age order, to keep your young readers busy over the summer holidays.

For more inspiration, take a look at our Collections an easy way to find the perfect book for readers interested in more focused themes, from LGBTQ+ Literature, Eco Reads, Literature that Celebrates Diversity, and many more. We have interviews and reading recommendations from authors and illustrators including Konnie Huq, Lauren Child, Michael Morpurgo and Neill Cameron.

Every year we cover the most important and influential Book Awards and this section is a great treasure trove to plunder for top quality books. We have the shortlists, and often the longlists too, of all the main children's book awards including the Children's Book Award, the Branford Boase, the CILIP Carnegie Greenaway Medals and UKLA Book Awards. It's worth a browse!

Our Graphic Novels & Comics section has had a refresh and now has an awesome selection of quality must-reads. And if your children prefer facts to novels, head over to our blog section for a round-up of the Best Non-Fiction with titles with a wide range of titles from science to art to famous people, suitable for all ages from toddler to teen.

If you are looking for activities to keep the kids entertained, check out our Kids Zone. There are activities with a bookish theme to download including colouring in pages, puzzles and creative projects..and videos with draw-alongs, storywriting tips and author talks. Joanne Owen's Get Creative series is full of amazing ideas, with top tips to get the kids writing. And take a look at A World of Adventure: 50 Books to Inspire : try a micro-adventure and camp in your garden, take a nature walk, create a bug hotel, bake or hold a star-gazing night!

The titles in this section will be refreshed throughout the summer months so it will be well worth coming back to take a peek. Happy browsing!