Joanna Jolly: Summer book recommendations

If you’re looking for summer reading recommendations, author and BBC journalist, Joanna Jolly, describes five books that inspired her own childhood.

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11-plus reading: Death Sets Sail by Robin Stevens

In the ninth and final book in Robin Stevens’ Murder Most Unladylike Series Hazel Wong and Daisy Wells head to Egypt for a cruise on the Nile with school friend Amina, boy detectives The Junior Pinkertons and Hazel’s father and sisters.

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Barnes Children’s Literary Festival goes online

The Barnes Children’s Literary Festival (9-14 June) is online this year. It’s all free and includes top children’s authors Emma Carol (To the Lighthouse), Caroline Lawrence (Roman Mysteries), SF Said (Varjak Paw), Lisa Thomson (The Goldfish Boy), Frank Cottrell-Boyce (Millions) and Andy Griffiths (Treehouse series).

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