Brilliant books about summer (younger children)

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Celebrate the sun with these children's books set during the summer holidays.

These books are some of our favourite children's titles about the summer time, and with a wide range of genres covered, there's something here for everyone.

Brilliant books about summer (older children)

  • Clare and her Captain

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Catherine Rayner

    Interest level: 7-11

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Clare and her Captain

    Author: Michael Morpurgo Illustrator: Catherine Rayner

    Interest level: 7-11

    Reading age: 7+

    While on holiday in Devon, Clare strikes up a touching friendship with an elderly man and his beloved horse. This moving tale of l…

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  • Rules of Summer

    Author: Shaun Tan

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Rules of Summer

    Author: Shaun Tan

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 5+

    An excellent book illustrating 'what I learned last summer' that would be an inspiring addition to any bookshelf.

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  • The Wind in the Willows

    Author: Kenneth Grahame Illustrator: David Roberts

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Wind in the Willows

    Author: Kenneth Grahame Illustrator: David Roberts

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

    Follow the adventures of Mole, Ratty and Toad in this beautiful new edition of a much-loved classic, illustrated by David Roberts.…

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  • Finn Family Moomintroll

    Author: Tove Jansson Translator: Elizabeth Portch

    Interest level: 5-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Finn Family Moomintroll

    Author: Tove Jansson Translator: Elizabeth Portch

    Interest level: 5-8

    Reading age: 6+

    Moomintroll is cheerful and chubby and lives in the magical Moominvalley with his mother, Moominmamma, his father, Moominpappa and…

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  • The Summer Gang

    Author: Cornelia Funke

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Summer Gang

    Author: Cornelia Funke

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

    Living on a remote farm, Charlie wants nothing more than sneak off with a gang of friends for adventure. This summer she's going t…

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  • The Penderwicks

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    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 7+

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  • The Penderwicks

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    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 7+

    Four eccentric sisters and their loving but distracted father take a holiday cottage in the beautiful Arundel estate.

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  • Buried Alive!

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt and Sue Heap

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Buried Alive!

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson Illustrator: Nick Sharratt and Sue Heap

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

    This humorous tale sensitively highlights issues such as friendship and bullying.

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