10 books to read in the Summer holidays

If you haven’t already read these books then this holiday is the time to!

Life According to…  Alice B. Lovely. by Karen McCombie

I read this on holiday last year and it felt right for summer.

“Edie Evans is sick of being treated like a kid. And she doesn’t, repeat, doesn’t need a babysitter! And then along comes the strange, the shy, the captivating Alice B. Lovely. But is Alice B. Lovely too good to be true? But then maybe all that matters is that life was complicated before her and pretty sparkly after.”

From The Book Depository

 

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

Who doesn’t love a classic while relaxing at the beach or the park.

“Little Heidi goes to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut high in the Alps and she quickly learns to love her new life. But her strict aunt decides to send her away again to live in the town. Heidi cannot bear being away from the mountains and is determined to return to the happiness of life with her grandfather.”

From amazon

 

Pea’s Book of Holidays by Susie Day

Now is the time to read this. I mean, it’s in the name – Pea’s Book of Holidays.

“Pea’s family are separating for the summer holidays. Big sister, Clover, is off to Drama Camp, Mum is staying at home to finish her new book, and Pea and Tinkerbell are going camping. But things don’t go quite to plan, and Pea finds her summer suddenly filled with Enid Blyton, castles, ghosts and mysteries…”

From The Book People

 

Ellie McDoodle: New Kid in School by Ruth McNally Barshaw

WARNING: DO NOT READ THIS TILL THE END OF SUMMER OTHERWISE YOUR HOLIDAY WILL BE FULL OF SCHOOL THOUGHTS

“Moving to a new house? Bad. Being the new kid? Worse.
Ellie’s family is moving to a new town, and Ellie is sure she won’t fit in at school. The other kids play ‘new kid bingo’ behind her back, and even the teachers can’t seem to remember her name. But when her new classmates start complaining about long lunch lines (and bad food), Ellie jumps at the chance to lead a protest. And tackling the school canteen just might be the perfect way to make new friends!”

From amazon

 

The Woebegone Twins by Christopher William Hill

Something scary is perfect for when you’re having a good time.

“When twins Greta and Feliks lose their beloved Aunt Gisela to a poisoned marzipan cake and are sent to the ill-omened Schwartzgarten Reformatory for Maladjusted Children it seems their fate is sealed…that is until they are rescued by the glamorous and wealthy Olga Van Veenen, a fabulous children’s author. The two twins are grateful but something tells them that Olga’s motives are not entirely genuine…”

From The Book Depository

 

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Opal Moonbaby by Maudie Smith

“Martha’s decided friends are stupid. Especially if they’re anything like Colette and Chloe. She never wants another friend. Ever. But it’s the first day of the summer holidays, and there’s not that much to do…until she spots a strange little furry creature who leads her to Opal Moonbaby. Opal’s been sent down from her planet on a mission: to work out what on earth people are (and my goodness – people are strange) and to make a friend.”

From The Book People

 

The Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey by Cathy Cassidy

“Honey is going to live with her dad in Australia. Determined to make a fresh start, she couldn’t be further away from the tough times at Tanglewood. Her new life is a dream come true – until school begins. The girls are different from Honey’s friends in England and the only person who seems to understand her is the cute boy from the beach she’s chatting to online. But when he, the girls at school and even her dad start breaking promises, who can she trust? All alone on the other side of the world, Honey’s past is about to catch up with her . . .”

From The Book Depository

 

One Wish by Michelle Harrison

“Having the ability to see fairies means that Tanya Fairchild’s life has never been easy. After all, real fairies are nothing like the ones in books; ones that grant wishes or leave money for teeth. Real fairies don’t like to be talked about, and they cast spells if Tanya steps out of line. The most she’s ever received in exchange for one of her teeth is a chewed up toffee. Of course, it would help if Tanya knew someone – anyone – else who could see them, too …When Tanya meets Ratty, she finds not only that can he see fairies, but that he has a fairy friend, Ratty. Turpin is rude and spiteful, but funny and loyal too. When Ratty goes missing, Tanya discovers her new friend has another extraordinary ability; an ability that has the potential to destroy them both …”

From The Book People

 

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

“Meet Dwight, a sixth-grade oddball. Dwight does a lot of weird things, like wearing the same T-shirt for a month or telling people to call him “Captain Dwight.” This is embarrassing, particularly for Tommy, who sits with him at lunch every day. But Dwight does one cool thing. He makes origami. One day he makes an origami finger puppet of Yoda. And that’s when things get mysterious. Origami Yoda can predict the future and suggest the best way to deal with a tricky situation. His advice actually works, and soon most of the sixth grade is lining up with questions. Tommy wants to know how Origami Yoda can be so smart when Dwight himself is so clueless. Is Yoda tapping into the Force? It’s crucial that Tommy figure out the mystery before he takes Yoda’s advice about something VERY IMPORTANT that has to do with a girl.
This is Tommy’s case file of his investigation into. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.”

From amazon

 

Saving Sophia by Fleur Hitchcock

“All Lottie wants to do is have adventures, but no such luck. Until she meets Sophia, a girl with an excitingly mysterious history. When the two run away from a staged kayak accident to find Sophia’s mum, Lottie learns a lot about having adventures (they’re mostly brilliant but not the bits where you nearly die) and friendship and the truth. “

From The Book Depository

 

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