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First News is putting together a BIG book special – and we want YOUR recommendations! 

Everyone knows that First News readers have a GREAT taste in books, which is exactly why we’re coming to you lot for summer reading recommendations.

We need you to write us a little recommendation of your favourite book to read in the sun.

It can be anything, as long as you feel like it’s a good book to read on the beach – or maybe while floating on a lilo (while being very careful not to get it wet!)

We’ll need one or two paragraphs from you, should you want to get your recommendation in the paper, and you’ve got to remember that First News is for a lot of ages, so make sure the book is suitable!

If you want to send us your recommendation and be mentioned in the paper with your real name, and a photo of yourself – send us around 100 words, a picture of yourself (possibly with the book you’re recommending) and your real name/school to:

Make sure you get your parent’s permission too!

Alternatively, just comment your recommendation below – but no real names or you won’t be chosen!

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oceangirl · 1 year ago

My book is Ruby Redfort by Lauren child please

oceangirl · 1 year ago

First to comment

liyah16 · 1 year ago

mind games by terri terry

sprinkle10 · 1 year ago

My favourite book to read in the sun is Hetty Feather books because I find she's very adventurous and kind, though I love how she says what's on her mind I sometimes wish she doesn't. Jacqueline Wilson is the author of this amazing book. I love all of her books because they give such vivid descriptions of the characters. Her description is the mostly fairly balanced and does not give to much detail about scenery, characters and emotions. I would love to write books for a living just like Jacqueline because I enjoy writing and drawing.

please pick me. I love first news and am pleased that the first news team is allowing us to be involved in such a tremendous chance to be noticed

bobfm · 1 year ago

I would love to review Percy Jackson

poo · 1 year ago

The Alex rider series

kawaiigirl · 1 year ago

I think we should do Wonder

fridayfun9 · 1 year ago

My book is splash

kitten26 · 12 months ago

My book is the maze runner. It grips you from the first page!😃

kitten26 · 12 months ago

Poo's recommendation, Alex rider, is also great

kitten26 · 12 months ago

BOBFM, i agree, percy jackson is great

5honypony · 12 months ago

The School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani for children 9-12

castlestar · 12 months ago

A good book to read is the Land of Stories by Chris Colfer. I think it is a great book for people of all ages; it's fun, exciting and the plot is very clever. It gives all the fairy tale characters new personalities and all a role to play. There are 6 books in the series and it just continues to get better the whole way through, with so many brilliant tie ins at the end. (Can't wait to see the film... A few years yet but still!)

Another good book to read is Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens. I would recommend this book for 9+. This story is exciting and intense all the way through and the plot fits together beautifully at the end, with all the events leading up to one point. I think it was written very cleverly and fluently and is worth a read.

my_life · 12 months ago

My favourite book is “Scarlet & Ivy”.

dogsrock16 · 12 months ago

Anne of green gables
Jaqueline Wilson

hpcrazy101 · 12 months ago

I recommend the harry potter to imaginative people

con-con · 12 months ago

My favourite book to read is called ‘the boy at the back of the class’it’s about a refuge from Syria called Ahmet who makes friends with a two girls and two boys and together they try to find Ahmets mum and dad. I recommend this book to everyone who loves a good adventure

rufie3457 · 12 months ago

my favourite book is tom gates :biscuits, bands and very big plans

Teddyowner · 12 months ago

I agree with castlestar and would recommend the murder most unladylike series by Robin Stevens 😀

mimpi123 · 12 months ago

Murder most unladylike please.

ti-10 · 11 months ago

The house with chicken legs. By Sophie Anderson. Also, I love 'The Girl of ink and stars'. By Kiran Millwood Hargrave

caramac4 · 11 months ago

My favourite book to read is Theodore Boone: The abducted. It is a very gripping and interesting story about a young boy called Theo who knows the law very well due to both of his parents being lawyers. One night his best friend goes missing. There is one suspect who won't say anything. the police do everything but Theo suspects they are chasing the wrong man and goes on his own search.

caramac4 · 11 months ago

by Alice Potter Age 12

ananyaa21 · 11 months ago

Nevermoor is an amazing book about believing in your self, and heart warming friendship. It is by far the best book I have read so far

poppet2000 · 11 months ago

A seven letter word by Kim Slater is amazing

chico123 · 11 months ago

Mine is Ella on the outside please!!!

artymartin · 11 months ago

I am going to recommend three single books and one series the single books are Danny the champion of the world by Roald Dahl,The person controller by David Baddiel and In the deep dark wood by Marita conlon McKenna The series of books is for children aged 7+ and it is the series of Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan.

hotdog07 · 11 months ago

I recommend Auggie and me by R.J.Palacio for the fans of Wonder o. August Pullman has been through a lot in his first year at school, but he made lots of friends along the way. Some people, though insignificant in the original story, have their own version just as interesting. You find out Charlotte's secret obsession, the new life of Auggie's oldest friend and the how Julian felt about Auggie and why he disliked him. I would recommend it to anyone who likes drama, school stories or authors like Jacqueline Wilson and Michael Morpurgo.

dog26 · 11 months ago

The Girl Who Drank The Moon By Kelly Barnhill was an amazing adventure about love, friendship and mystery. It grabbed me from the start and was a really great read.

sammyseal7 · 11 months ago

My fav book to read in the sun is swallows and amazons by Arthur Ransome. It is about 4 children who set of on a summer adventure too the island opposite there house. When they land there they are disturbed by another party also trying to too enjoy the summer hols on the island the two become 1 and decide too wage war too choose there flag ship so creating. A summer of unforgettable summer of discovery sand explorations.

When the war is over they are disturbed by caption Flint...

sammyseal7 · 11 months ago

My favorite book to read in the sun is swallows and amazons by Arthur Ransome. It is about 4 children who set of on a summer adventure too the island opposite there house. When they land there they are disturbed by another party also trying to too enjoy the summer hols on the island the two become 1 and decide too wage war too choose there flag ship so creating. A summer of unforgettable summer of discovery sand explorations.

When the war is over they are disturbed by caption Flint...

radishes10 · 11 months ago

I am miss nobody by Tamsin winters- anyone else read it?

radishes10 · 11 months ago

My_life I love that too

big_mouse · 11 months ago

I really enjoyed Undercover Princess by Connie Glyn and I can’t wait for the rest of the books in the Rosewood Chronicles to come out.

zummingzie · 11 months ago

One of my favourite books is The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy!
Another really good book is Carve the Mark and its sequel The Fates Divide by Veronica Roth!!!

gabby07 · 11 months ago

My favourite books are by Sophie McKenzie who managed to create two breathtakingly compelling novels called Split Second and Every Second Counts. They’re about two young teens who were affected by a bomb attack in central London, Charlie lost her mother and Nats brother was put in a coma.They join a force to create peace but find themselves working with those who caused the fatal bomb. After learning combat,facing death,Charlie and Nats bond grows into passionate love.I love the many twists and turns which occur in these books, making them impossible to put down.

Please pick these books as I’m sure everyone will enjoy them as much as I have.

rollersk8t · 11 months ago

The Light Jar by Lisa Thompson.

Nate is a 11 year old boy who has to live with his Mum and Gary a horrid man. One night, Nate's Mum takes him to a tumbledown cottage far away from Gary! At night he gets scared from the dark and the coldness and desperately wishes for his light jar. When Nate's Mum goes out looking for food and doesn't come back, he finds a little girl and a boy from his past. I loved this book and would give it a five out of five. I recommend it to 7-14 year olds.

snowball32 · 11 months ago

My favourite book to read in the sun is geek girl (forever geek) it is the last book in the series and it gripped me from start to finish. It has lots of funny parts and made me cry at one point . I would recommend this book to children aged 9+. The main character is called Harriet and she is taken away on a whirlwind modelling trip to Australia.

The author of this book is called Holly Smale. There are loads more books in this series series .They are all amazing!!

hayne · 11 months ago

The storey-treehouse series by Andy Griffiths and illustrated by Terry Denton

streettt · 10 months ago

Shapeshifter: Finding the Fox is really good. Its by Ali sparks

caly2008 · 10 months ago

my book is birthday boy

unigoat · 8 months ago

I recommend The Ice Monster by David Walliams because it is very funny and it is a unique story. I rate it 6 out of 5 stars!

ragup205 · 8 months ago

my book is treason by Berlie Doherty

madmillie · 8 months ago

Demon Dentist by David Walliams

7diamond07 · 7 months ago

My book is the last wild by piers torday. It is about animals who are in danger and it is really thrilling and has a lot of adventure.

sprinkle10 · 6 months ago

bubble boy by stewart foster
joe is stuck in a bubble. if he goes outside and if one germ touches him he could die. he has super scid and eventhough he may feel sad at times he always finds a positive to overtake a negative. this book is about hardship and sadness. its emtional and thats wht makes it an mazing book. :)

nebbo13 · 6 months ago

Skuldugery Pleasant. Please.

It's SO funny and well written and you'll end up loving the characters. The book series is such great fun to read and so gripping i love this book sooooooo much.

oolaboola · 5 months ago

privet peaceful
BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

drduck · 4 months ago

My book is the greenwoods garden

meindahuzz · 4 months ago

Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire

gamercat82 · 4 months ago

Dinosaur atlas

unigoat · 4 months ago

My favourite book is Harry Potter & the Philosopher Stone, because it is funny and very descriptive. I rate it to anyone who hasn't read the books! 10 out of 10! 😎👍!

asullivan · 4 months ago

I recommend a boy called Christmas by Matt Haig

hogwarts12 · 3 months ago

Alex Rider and Harry Potter. · 2 months ago

My favourite book is Katy by Jacqueline Wilson. I like this book because Katy has an excellent personality and the book appeals to young and slightly older children. I can't think of a better writer for this book, and Jacqueline Wilson did a spectacular job of writing it!

jejzjj · 1 month ago

I would like to do the miraculous journey 9f Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo

jejzjj · 1 month ago

Please I always wished to be in the first news newspaper

iknow · 3 weeks ago

I reccomend Rumblestar by Abi Elphinstone

plane · 2 weeks ago

The Boy at the back of the class by Onjali . Q. Rauf

camerong · 1 week ago

Treasure Island although I've never read it.