Keen to keep the kids occupied during the summer holidays? This selection of books for all ages will have them enthralled on rainy days. 

Aged 5+

Grab That Rabbit! by Polly Faber and Briony May Smith

Our hero in this sweet picture book is Hodge, an enterprising white rabbit “with one black splodge” who gets stuck in a hedge while stealing carrots. “That rabbit!” cries the sinister-looking Mrs Sprat, rolling up her sleeves to catch him. Meanwhile, a hungry buzzard looms overhead. Eek! It takes nerve to write a story so reminiscent of Peter Rabbit, but Faber and May Smith pull it off. EB 

Ruby in the Ruins by Shirley Hughes

Hughes, creator of the much-loved characters Dogger and Alfie, tells the…

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