JUNO Book Club

Summer Reads: eight beautiful and thoughtful books for children

Summer Reads: eight beautiful and thoughtful bo...

We’ve reviewed a range of 8 beautiful books for children, perfect for summer reading. Suitable for a range of ages. Just Like Grandpa Jazz By Tarah L. Gear, illustrated by Mirna Imamović, Owlet Press Grandpa Jazz is a master storyteller. But his grandson, Frank, is not always sure which stories are made up and which are true. Did he really fall into a volcano? Did his dog actually stand guard over him while his mother washed clothes in the river? We discover Grandpa Jazz came to the UK as a young man to work in the NHS, and when Frank learns he was treated differently to the white passengers on the journey over, he feels sad. “If I’d been with him on that ship, we wouldn’t have been together,” he says. Grandpa Jazz is getting ready to return to Mauritius for a holiday, and Frank sees his own suitcase in the boot next to...

Summer Reads: eight beautiful and thoughtful books for children

We’ve reviewed a range of 8 beautiful books for children, perfect for summer reading. Suitable for a range of ages. Just Like Grandpa Jazz By Tarah L. Gear, illustrated by...