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Five Brilliant Books for Kids This Summer

It’s finally summer which means the wonderful time of summer holidays for the kids! We’ve put together a list of books to keep them entertained on the sunny days and the rainy days! 

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There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Minnie’s island. Nothing, that is, apart from the earthquakes, which pull buildings and schools and houses down on a regular basis.

Luckily, the island’s inhabitants have found a way to fix their crumbling walls: giants. Giants look after human children, like eleven-year-old Minnie. When Minnie turns twelve, she’ll kiss her giant, turning her into a stone statue forever. The stone will be used to repair buildings. And there’s nothing wrong with that either… or so Minnie thinks.

But when a dreadful earthquake strikes, Minnie realises she’s not quite ready to say goodbye to her giant – not forever – not yet. So Minnie goes on the run, betraying her parents and everyone she knows. The secrets she uncovers on her journey threaten to pull everything down: and so begins a desperate race against time in which she will confront the truth about her island, her giant… and ultimately herself.

Ema Vaskova has always felt different. In a family of famous scientists, there’s not much room for superstition or omens – but they seem to follow Ema wherever she goes. It doesn’t help that she appears to predict events before they happen, and has a peculiar fear of shadows…

When Ema is sent to stay with her eccentric uncle in Prague, she fears she’ll lose the chance to ever fit in. But then she meets Silvie – a girl who finally sees Ema for the extraordinary person that she is. Soon the girls are meeting for secret midnight adventures, and facing Ema’s fears together.

But then disaster strikes. Silvie goes missing – and it’s up to Ema to find her. Now she must gather the courage to hunt the city, find her friend, and uncover the secrets of the one clue Silvie left as to where she might be – inside the mysterious Midnight Guild…

This gorgeous, uplifting picture book celebrates the wildness in all of us, and the beauty of the world all around us. Prepare for a heart-lifting journey through the beauties of nature: from pine forests to awe-inspiring mountains, and from sparkling seas to starry skies, each page is full of wonders. Fly across oceans, run with wolves through the mountain snow, dance with fireflies, and prepare to BE WILD!

With a lyrical text from talented debut author Olivia Hope, and stunning, immersive illustrations by Daniel Egneus, this stand-out book brims with joy and possibility and makes the perfect gift for any little one.

When mysterious footprints appear in the Stockholm snow, ten-year-old Kara must discover where they’ve come from – and who they belong to. They lead Kara to Rebecca, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, and her younger brother Samuel. Kara realises they are refugees – from another time, World War Two – and are trying to find their way home.

The grief and loneliness that Rebecca and Samuel have endured is something Kara can relate to – feeling like you’re always on the outside looking in – and she finds herself compelled to help them. Through her eyes, we rediscover the magic that lies in the world around us, if only we have the courage to look for it.

Thirteen-year-old Jay survived a shark attack. He has a big scar on his body, and he doesn’t remember exactly what happened. Sadly, his estranged mum didn’t survive the horrific accident, and Jay and his dad have moved to the west coast of Ireland, where he surfs and keeps his past a secret. He’s not allowed a phone, and they don’t have the internet at home.

Then Jay discovers something that makes him realise his dad has been lying to him. What really happened on that awful day? And how can he ever trust anyone again?

Want to keep the little ones reading through the summer and beyond? Check out LitVox Kids book subscriptions!

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Kids Book Subscriptions from LitVox are the best way to keep little bookworms happy, or to give reluctant readers the reading bug for life!

It’s simple. Just pick the kids book subscription that works best for you, and on the first of every month, we’ll send your books straight to your doorstep. There’s something here for kids of all ages and tastes!

There is no sign-up fee, and you can cancel your subscription at any time. On the off-chance that your child has already read one of the monthly titles, we’ll swap it for you at no extra charge.

Each subscription is highly customisable. For example, if you choose our Teen and Young Adult subscription, but your teen doesn’t enjoy fantasy, just let us know and we’ll tailor your bundle accordingly.

Our Kids Book Subscriptions have been a HUGE hit since we launched them in 2020. Check out our feature in Books Ireland Magazine to read more reaction…

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If you’ve got young readers at home and want to keep new and amazing titles coming in regularly, look no further! This subscription will keep your little ones reading for ages!

This subscription is specifically for kids in the 8-12 age range, and contains an ever-changing mix of adventure, fantasy and funny stories, plus the very latest releases.

The LitVox Kids’ Fiction subscription starts from €14 per month. 

We believe that kids who catch the reading bug early will have it for life. Reading is essential for a child’s imagination and cognitive development. With the Young Readers subscription, we’ll send books every month that will help in that development.

This subscription contains a healthy mix of adventure stories, beautiful picture books and hilarious silly stuff. 

Perfect for kids aged 5-8.

The Young Readers subscription starts from €12 per month. 

LitVox Young Readers Subscription

This is the perfect subscription for little readers! Every month, we’ll send out the very best picture books right to your door. This subscription also makes the perfect gift for babies and toddlers. It will keep them going with fresh books to nurture their imaginations as they grow and develop.

Our Picture Books subscription starts from €15 per month.

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