As the summer holidays are just around the corner, we thought we would pick out four books that would be great for holiday reading. Each book has a different theme, but incorporates something that you might come across while you’re off on your holi-bobs!
First up, from the popular Nosy Crow series by author Axel Scheffler, is Pip and Posy: The New Friend. In this book, best friends Pip and Posy have gone to the seaside and are having a great time playing in the sand until Posy takes a nap. When she wakes up she finds Pip has made friends with someone new! Zac is super-cool and has lots of great toys to play with, poor Posy has been ditched for Zac and his amazing handstands! I’m pretty sure parents will be able to relate to these situations, whether it’s happened to their child or even if you remember how dramatic making friends could be as a child. Luckily these three soon realise that they can have just as much fun playing together so it all ends well. An important lesson in friendship and sharing.
Next up, we thought we would include a book to help children pick up a new language. We’ve talked about these books from One Third Stories before as apart from them being a really fun and entertaining read, the Clockwork Methodology™ system that the team have created is really helpful for little linguists. We thought The Great Español Word Search would make a great addition to a holiday reading list, as many of us will jet off to a Spanish speaking country at some point in our lives so why not familiarise your little ones with the words and sounds of this lyrical language?
Another picture book for the list, Pilot Jane and the Runaway Plane. Even if you’re not going abroad this year, Pilot Jane will make you feel like you’ve covered the globe as she jet-sets across the world with her trusty friend Rose (a very pink plane) Not only does this book introduce children to lots of famous cities, countries and landmarks it also teaches the value of working together as a team and that girls can do anything they set their minds too!
Finally, we’ve picked out a great new non-fiction book from the Nature Explorers series at DK Publishing. Seashore explores all the different elements of the coast line and being at the beach. It’s the perfect companion for children that are interested in what they find in rock pools or along the shore. It also gives useful facts about the tide and different shells and creatures plus there are some great activities included so once you’re finished having fun by the sea you can head home and continue learning more!
We’d love to hear what books you will be reading this summer! Let us know in the comments below – your recommendations might inspire a fellow reader!