There’s nothing better than spending the long, light summer days (or nights huddled under your duvet with a torch…) engrossed in a good book. But we know how difficult it can be to find the right read for you. Where do you start when bookshop shelves and chock full of brightly coloured covers?
That’s why we’ve complied a list of sizzling summer reads, so you won’t be left wandering confused in your local bookshop.
We’re starting off with our younger Inkpots, with six recommended reads for seven to nine year olds, or anyone who loves illustrations!
The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross: suspicious of their head teacher’s control over his pupils, Dinah, Lloyd and Harvey have one goal: to stop him taking over the world! Will they succeed before Dinah is lost to his spell? https://amzn.to/2uts9EO
The Girl with the Broken Wing by Heather Dyer: twins James and Amanda are visited by a girl with a broken wing and left to unravel exactly why she’s there; Dyer’s sweet and funny mystery is perfect for anyone who loves magic. https://amzn.to/2uyUfPl
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren: Pippi lives in a house with a horse, a monkey and a suitcase full of gold. Best of all, there’s no grown-ups to tell her what to do! A classic enjoyed by many generations since its 1945 publication. https://amzn.to/2KOnUPf
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris Riddell: living in Big City is anything but boring for Ottoline! In the first in the series, she’s tasked with discovering who’s responsible for a string of dognappings and jewel thefts. Equally intricate illustrations and plot! https://amzn.to/2urSXoT
Bee Boy: Clash of the Killer Queens by Tony De Saulles: half bee, half boy, Mel lives a double life to save the bees, and himself from all forms of evil. Full of quirky illustrations, this one reminds of us of the importance of saving the planet. Check out our full review here! https://amzn.to/2ufhfmM
Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Ghosts by Katie and Kevin Tsang: after the Unfortunate Incident that must Never Be Mentioned Again, Sam Wu must prove that he is definitely NOT afraid of ghost. Absorbing and energetic. https://amzn.to/2usFfCt
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