July 2018 Children's Previews

As I write this on an unseasonably cold and wet April morning the promise of summer feels far away but July’s submissions are positively summery.

My book of the month is Catherine Doyle’s middle-grade début The Stormkeeper’s Island, an unmissable summer holiday adventure of magic, drama and destiny. In Nicola Davies’ The First Book of the Sea, Emily Sutton’s illustrations evoke the wonder of the beach and beyond. Enid Blyton adventures always have the feel of endless school holidays and this month Pamela Butchart breathes new life into an old-school Secret Seven mystery. And for delicious...

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