The excitement every summer of a new book.
Devoured in the sunshine.
Under a tree.
In the park or garden.
Anywhere in fact.
Because you just couldn’t put it down.
And then having to wait a whole year for the next one.
Which seemed like torture.
But made it so much more amazing when it came.
It’s not quite the same now is it?
My 7 year old just binged on Harry Potter back to back.
And of course she loves them.
But she missed out on all the excitement of anticipation.
Luckily, however we’ve found three brilliant new kids book series.
Which are only just getting started.
They’re all on a late May – early June publishing schedule.
So perfect timing for the summer holidays.
And they’ve ALL got some of that Harry Potter magic to them.
Great lashings of humour.
And a mystery to solve against the clock before the baddies get you!
Summer Book Series For Kids
1. Accidental Pirates – Claire Fayers
Brine Seaborne and her unwanted companion Peter are on the run.
When captured by pirates AND the darkest of dark magicians – who’s actually meant to be dead! – they are forced to join the quest for the mythical magical north.
The quest pits Brine and Peter against the deadliest creatures of their world.
Invisible polar bears and evil penguins to name a few!
But the deadliest demons they must conquer are of course their own.
Think dragons AND dinosaurs.
And that’s only half the story!
2. Cogheart – Peter Bunzl
(A Victorian England with Zeppelins and mechnical creatures).
And again the heroine and hero are thrown together.
But this time to protect a secret.
And a secret they don’t actually know.
For reasons they don’t understand.
Against enemies who may not be who they seem!
And as they uncover those secrets.
Lily and Robert are in danger of discovering truths about their families.
They would rather had stay hidden.
We were on the edge of our seats – and more than a little scared – but we could not put them down.
3. The Uncommoners – Jennifer Bell
But before they know it.
Brother and sister, Seb and Ivy are dragged into another world under London.
A world they never knew – never imagined – existed.
And a world – they are horrified to discover – in which their own family has played a dark part.
Can they make good what was done?
Before the forces of darkness rise again?
It’s more nail biting stuff.
Delayed only by a bout of tonsilitis.
That kept us from our local bookship where the author herself Jennifer Bell actually works!
How cool is that?
We’re buying it tomorrow.
So we’ll give you an update, the moment we’re finished.
I do hope you enjoy these series as much as we do.
We can’t recommend them enough.