"You do have to listen to the stories, for stories always mean something. The question that worries me is, WHAT exactly do they mean?" – The Wizards of Once

Well, we're halfway through already. Only a few weeks left. ☀️

That's still time for 4 books, right?

Surely a recommended read is the way to go. Which of these would you choose? What are your kids reading? What have you recently bought that they devoured?

Share your recommendations on Kinfo to help other kids find their new favourite (winning yourself maximum kudos points in the meantime).

Oh and see your Kinfo app for a new article on easy summer eating.
Food for thought.

I Do Not Like Books Anymore!

Daisy Hirst


"A must have for all kids learning to read," writes a teacher on Kinfo app. This is a story about the joy of decoding squiggles together to then share stories, seen through the eyes of two monster siblings. Shy readers will relate.

The Bear and the Piano

David Litchfield


Fame and fortune versus friends and family, which would you go for? "Sensational," exclaims the recommendation on Kinfo app. The book is available with sound, too. Lovely.

Just Imagine

Nick Sharratt & Pippa Goodheart


"Take a look inside this book and decide what you'd like to be." This is a natural successor to You Choose – featured in last week's newsletter. "A great book for developing imagination and conversation," says a mum of 2.

Anorak Magazine


The "big brother" publication to DOT Magazine (also featured last week). Each issue has a theme inspired by the British National Curriculum, to inspire creativity. They do sell out but you can order this one here. A year's subscription costs £25 (4 issues) here

Secret Seven

Pamela Butchart


Enid Blyton's much-loved detective club returns with a new author. Set in the same world and time as the original stories, but now with contemporary language, says one mum. Excellent, easy summer reading,


Charli Howard


This amazing author founded the All Woman Project – a charity that educates school kids about body image and mental health. Her message to her Y6-target audience is, it's ok to look and be different. "An entertaining, feel-goodmessage of friendship, body positivity, and celebrating who you are," we're told.

The Wizards of Once

Cressida Cowell


"Another smasher by the bestselling 'How to Train Your Dragon' author," says this mum. This new international publishing sensation dips into history, myths, feuds and battles. Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award, expect a knock out series forthcoming!


Kinfo's Ultimate Reading Playlist on Spotify (60 songs)

There are some books that fit perfectly to certain pieces of music - some are obvious, like Harry Potter and John Williams, others maybe less so, like Chopin and 'The Tiger That Came To Tea’. They have the ability to capture something about the book and inspire little minds to not just see the words, but create colour and image too.

Music and books are natural partners for children, they set a unique tone and are a great way of bringing books to life. We’d love to hear which combinations of books and music you and your kids think work together well!

Isabelle, Kinfo founder
PS: did you know that we also post our playlists on Kinfo app every week?


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