Summer Reads- Twitch & Me And The Robbersons
There are some really wonderful middle grade books (8+) out at the start of June. Twitch is the latest book from the amazing MG Leonard (author of the Beetle Boy Trilogy and co-author of the Adventures on Trains series) and it's a brilliantly pacey adventure.
Twitch has three pet chickens, four pigeons, swallows nesting in his bedroom and a passion for birdwatching and feels more at home with his menagerie of birds than the other kids at school.
On the first day of the summer holidays, he arrives at his secret hide to find police everywhere: a convicted robber has broken out of prison and is hiding in Aves Wood. Can Twitch use his talents for birdwatching to hunt for the dangerous prisoner and find the missing loot? A perfect blend of mystery and adventure- you won’t be able to put it down.
Me and The Robbersons by Siri Kolu is a madcap adventure in a truly wonderful topsy-turvy world. Maisie is snatched by the Robbersons- a bunch of sweetie loving bandits.
If you like a bit of anarchy, along the lines of Pippi Longstocking then you'll love this