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Summer recommended reads

Our Librarian has compiled a list of recommended reads to encourage students to continue to read for pleasure over the summer holidays: 

Dreaming of a summer by the sea? Try one of these reads for some escapism:

Children's books

Seafire - Natalie C Parker
Girl. Boy. Sea. - Chris Vick
Over sea, Under Stone - Susan Cooper
Ingo - Helen Dunmore
Runners - Ann Kelley
Summer's Shadow - Anna Wilson

Young adult

My Type on Paper - Chloe Seagar
The Scorpio Races - Maggie Stiefvater
The Great Godden - Meg Rosoff
Toffee - Sarah Crossan
Deeplight - Frances Hardinge
Deep Water - Lu Hersey
One Silver Summer - Rachel Hickman

Graphic novel

This One Summer - Jillian and Mariko Tamaki 

A summer of self-care:

Self-esteem and confidence - Honor Head
Stuff that Sucks: Accepting What You Can't Change and Committing to What You Can - Ben Sedley
Mindfulness for teen anxiety: A workbook for overcoming anxiety at home, at school, and everywhere else - Christopher Willard
The Art of being a Brilliant Teenager - Amy Bradley et al.
The Teenage Guide to Stress - Nicola Morgan
The Teenage Guide to Friends - Nicola Morgan
The shyness and social anxiety workbook for teens: CBT and ACT skills to help build your confidence – Jennifer Shannon
Release your inner drive: Everything you need to know about how to get good at stuff - Bradley Busch & Edward Watson
The mindful teen: Powerful skills to help you handle stress one moment at a time - Professor Dzung X Vo                                   

Recently published books:

Children’s books

The Time Traveller and the Tiger - Tania Unsworth
Wonderscape - Jennifer Bell
Rick - Alex Gino
The Invisible Boy - Alyssa Hollingsworth
The List of Things That Will Not Change - Rebecca Stead
Burn - Patrick Ness

Young Adult

Asking for a Friend - Kate Mallinder
Yes, No, Maybe So - Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed
The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling - Wai Chim
Forest of Souls - Lori M Lee
Clap When You Land - Elizabeth Acevedo