You can’t beat curling up with your kids and reading to them or listening to their grasp of reading over a great story, here are some cool summer reads that the kids will absolutely love:
THE FEELINGS DOCTOR AND THE EMOTIONS TOOLKIT
By Anna Llenas
One day, Nuna was in situation where she didn’t know how to say no and it left her feeling strange and confused. To begin with, she cannot find the right words. But with the help of Colour Monster and his emotions toolkit, Nuna learns how to use tools and techniques that will make her feel better. The latest in the bestselling The Colour Monster series encourages conversations about consent, mental health and wellbeing.
For ages 3+.
THE LUCKY RED ENVELOPE: A LIFT-THE-FLAP LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION by Vikki
Get ready for Lunar New Year, following a little girl and her family as they get ready for, and celebrate, the Lunar New Year festival. Including information about the significance of certain rituals, but told through the excited eyes of a child, this is a book to return to year after year in the run up to the biggest festival in the Chinese calendar. And with 144 flaps across 24 pages, there is plenty for observant children to pore over.
For ages 3-7.
THE BOTHER WITH THE BONKILLYKNOCK BEAST:
MISS MARY-KATE MARTIN’S GUIDE TO MONSTERS 3
By Karen Foxlee & illustrated by Freda Chiu
Miss Mary-Kate Martin travels the globe with her family helping solve monstrous problems in this fun fantasy adventure…
Mary-Kate and her granny are going to stay at a very quiet castle in the Scottish village of Bonkillyknock. The perfect destination for drinking cups of tea with Granny’s old friends. However, this is no ordinary reunion, it’s a World Society of Monster Hunters’ conference. And when the castle kitchen is turned upside-down, Mary-Kate Martin might only be a beginner, but she’s determined to get to the end of this monstrous mystery.
For ages 6-10.
LEGENDS OF NORSE MYTHOLOGY
By Tom Birkett & illustrated by Isabella Mazzanti
Legends of Norse Mythology is a fully illustrated anthology of Norse gods, giants, monsters and heroes retold anew. Featuring beautiful and otherworldly portraits of mythological characters and enchanting text, this collection of timeless tales is the perfect gift for lovers of Viking myths as well as readers looking for an introduction to this epic world of mystical power, battles, quests and intrigue.
For ages 8-10.