11 July 2022
Those looking for recommended reading over the summer can now easily look at the revised lists via this link whilst girls who don’t mind a little more effort can log in and find reviews on the library app – there are quite a few on there now.
One book that didn’t make my actual reading list was The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell. It’s an old-fashioned adventure story at heart and is seemingly for those aged 10 to 11 but I believe it would appeal to quite mature readers up to year 9 looking for a satisfying well written (and at times very thrilling!) summer read …
“When Vita’s grandfather’s mansion is taken from him by a powerful tycoon, Vita knows it’s up to her to make things right. With the help of a pickpocket and her new circus friends, Vita creates the plan: Break into the mansion. Steal back what’s rightfully her grandfather’s and expose the crook. But 1920s Manhattan is ever-changing and full of secrets. It might take more than Vita’s gang to outsmart the city that never sleeps.”
That obviously won’t appeal to all but my summer challenge is find something that does … find a book you like the look of, settle down, relax, enjoy. Just keep reading!
Mrs Cassell, Librarian