Summer is coming... thanks to libraries



Summer may be some time away... but those good people at The Reading Agency are well ahead of the rest of us.

The Summer Reading Challenge is a tried and tested idea that brings children to books via their libraries - with a bit of healthy competition thrown in. The goal is to read 6 books over the summer holidays - with a prize-giving at the end to celebrate.

Record Breakers is the theme for 2015 - and you can see the full lists here.

We're delighted to discover that Fraser Ross Associates' authors and illustrators are so well represented.

The Sharkheaded Bear Thing by Barry Hutchison, illustrated by Chris Mould (Nosy Crow)

15 Things Not to Do with a Baby by Margaret McAllister, illustrated by Holly Sterling (Frances Lincoln)

Squirrel Boy vs the Bogeyman by Dave Lowe, illustrated by Cate James (Pheonix Yard)

The Accidental Time-Traveller by Janis Mackay (Floris Kelpies)

This year, for the first time, there's a Volunteers' List - books specially selected for teenagers and young adults who volunteer in their local libraries to help support the Summer Reading Challenge. You can read about the initiative here. And included in that list is Lari Don's Mind Blind (KelpiesTeen), her first novel for teenagers.

Congratulations to all 'our' authors and illustrators!

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