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Summer reads for 8-12s

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Here are our suggestions for summer reads – and there's something for every child, aged 8-12 years old.

New books; old books; books about summer; books to get lost in; and books that come in series, so they won't have to stop reading this summer! 

  • The Wild Book

    Author: Juan Villoro Translator: Lawrence Schimel

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  • The Wild Book

    Author: Juan Villoro Translator: Lawrence Schimel

    When Juan goes to spend the summer with his strange uncle Tito, the last thing he expects is to be sent on a quest in his labyrint…

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  • McTavish Goes Wild

    Author: Meg Rosoff Illustrator: Grace Easton

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  • McTavish Goes Wild

    Author: Meg Rosoff Illustrator: Grace Easton

    The Peachey family have a rescue dog called McTavish – but McTavish is pretty sure he's there to rescue THEM. So when the fam…

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  • Roller Girl

    Author: Victoria Jamieson

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  • Roller Girl

    Author: Victoria Jamieson

    It’s really exciting to be starting at Roller Derby summer camp, but less so when Astrid finds herself doing it alone. A fantastic…

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