If you’re looking for summer reading recommendations, author and BBC journalist, Joanna Jolly, describes five books that inspired her own childhood.
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.
The young crime fiction genre has been given a boost by the Murder Most Unladylike Series by Robin Stevens who has just finished the ninth and final book in the series Death Sets Sail due out in August. Here are some other crime picks for 11-plus readers.
If lockdown has been good for anything, it has given children a break from their busy schedules and much more time to read.
With libraries firmly shut and bookshops not due to open until the middle of June, here are some free sources of e-books and audio books which regularly appear on 11-plus reading lists.
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).
With normality grounded to a halt during lockdown here are some funny books to provide some laughs for year 4s and up.
My son is bright – he’s doing very well at maths but he hates reading. Do you have any advice?
Set your child in year 3 the task of trying to read a book from each of the following sections.