Barrington Stoke are a publication company that focus on ‘cracking reading’ – creating children’s books that break down the barriers that can stop kids getting into reading. We’ve teamed up with them to create a list of kids summer reads to help children to continue their learning throughout the holidays. These books have been specifically chosen for those between the ages of 3-8 as fun summer reads for their break from school.
‘Boing Boing’, by Alexander McCall Smith’s, illustrated by Zoe Perisco.
‘Freddy And The Pig’, by Charlie Higson, illustrated by Mark Chambers.
Age: Under 5s
‘We Are Not Frogs’, by Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Sam Usher.
Ages: Under 5s
‘Billy Button Telegram Boy’ , by Ally Nichols, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey
‘Granpa Was an Astronaut’, by Jonathan Meres, illustrated by Hannah Coulson
‘Out for the Count’, by Anne Fine, illustrated by Vicki Gausden
‘Grey Island, Red Boat’, by Ian Beck
‘Anna Liza and the Happy Practice’, by Eoin Colfer, illustrated by Matt Robertson