If your little tykes are getting fractious as the summer holidays wear on, how about getting them a book from one of our visiting authors?
Sevens and above should love either Alex Milway’s Mythical 9th Division, a book-slash-comic about a team of yeti spies, or Gareth P. Jones’s Ninja Meerkats, who do exactly what it says on the cover (“Small. Furry. Deadly.”).
For older children there’s Brian Keaney’s latest Magical Detectives book, untangling the mystery connecting a missing Babylonian artefact, a murdered British diplomat and famous hypnotist.