Peters’ recommended reads – July

July 10th, 2018

Our team of librarians at Peters read and review every children’s and young adult book we stock in our showroom, and we’re always on the lookout for the best and most exciting new titles. Here are some of our July favourites, from non-fiction to YA!


Junior Fiction


Cross, Gillian

Jason Banks and the pumpkin of doom

£ 5.99

Positive tale about bullying and friendship that is both accessible and relevant. Illustrations are well matched. Good, both as a quick read or for HiLo or reluctant readers.



Remington, Laurel

The polka dot shop

£ 6.99

A sweet story of friendship, love and determination that handles many issues sensitively and contains some beautiful poignant moments. A really lovely read.


Teen fiction


Wood, Laura

A sky painted gold

£ 7.99

A gloriously atmospheric & memorable coming of age story – the late 1920’s setting is so well drawn & the banter between the two leads crackles with sexual tension. Just wonderful.



Harcourt, Maggie


£ 7.99

Loved the characterisation of the young girl heroine, you just can’t help but ‘hope’ all will end well for her. The Hollywood legend angle is a little far-fetched, but a safe young teen novel.



Griffin, Martin


£ 7.99

Solid thriller with a strong political edge. Offers the reader food for thought without sacrificing pace & premise has great pick up appeal. Worth having.


Non fiction


Brooks, Felicity

All about families

£ 9.99

A delightful book with lovely clear illustrations, that is also very PC! A good volume to support PHSE curriculum.

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