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Book of the Month

Book of the Month

For our Summer Book Club, our literacy experts have chosen three Books of the Month to inspire you and your pupils to share books in the classroom. For younger readers, give Somebody’s Swallowed Stanley a go; 7-11-year-olds will love Lightning Girl: Superpower Showdown; and for teens, try Can You See Me?.

You can find recommended reading lists for each book below.

Somebody Swallowed Stanley
Lightning Girl 4
Can You See Me?

Somebody Swallowed Stanley

Mini Book of the Month

Somebody Swallowed Stanley
We have chosen Somebody Swallowed Stanley as our Mini Book of the Month for Summer because of its important environmental message conveyed in storybook form. Written by respected environmental activist Sarah Roberts, this picture book explores the problem of plastic bags in the ocean in a relatable way that gently calls young children to action. A genuinely interesting and thought-provoking book that kids will want to read for pleasure, learning about their world and how to protect their planet.

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Lightning Girl: Superpower Showdown

XD Book of the Month

Lightning Girl 4
We have selected Lightning Girl: Superpower Showdown as our XD Book of the Month for Summer – a high-voltage adventure that children will snap up and love to read on their own. Written by much-loved celebrity Alesha Dixon, it’s a fast-paced and funny mid-length novel that builds reading stamina and fluency in a thoroughly entertaining way. Following young heroine Aurora Beam as she battles to save the globe from darkness, this superhero adventure combines an empowering heroine with big themes of self-belief, courage and doing the right thing. Thrilling and inspiring, it’s a great choice for attracting a wide readership and creating excitement about books.

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Can You See Me?

Teen Book of the Month

Can You See Me?
We have chosen Can You See Me? as our Teen Book of the Month for Summer – an insightful and compelling story of autism that readers won’t want to put down. Co-written by blogger Libby Scott, an eleven-year-old living with autism, it charts her struggles to fit in and adapt to a world that doesn’t fully understand her. Libby’s voice brings enormous authenticity to this powerful read, which explains her struggles with compassion and accuracy as it documents the tricky transition to secondary school. The other author is Rebecca Westcott, who has won acclaim for her books Dandelion Clocks and Violet Ink. Presenting a highly autobiographical story in fictional form, this book is guaranteed to get children reading out of curiosity, enjoyment and a desire to understand others. Perfect for teens and confident younger readers of 9+.

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