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The last two weeks have been spent recovering from Tales on Moon Lane and catching up on projects - namely summer reading features for the Irish Independent and Newstalk.

So… what should you be reading this Summer?

We’re losing THREE big series this summer… Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl adventure ends in The last Guardian, Michael Scott’s Flamel series finishes up with The Enchantress and Lauren Kate’s Fallen series ends in Rapture.

But don’t fret! There’s is still more of Derek Landy’s Skullduggery Pleasant, Anna Carey’s Rebecca, Judi Curtin’s Eva and Alan Early’s Arthur Quinn to come. You’ll not be left wanting!

There are some amazing picturebooks - some I’m most excited about - are the new Oliver Jeffers (This Moose Belongs to Me), the Walker Eireann new releases as gaelige (Owl Babies and Ravenous Beast!) and Jon Klassen’s This is not my Hat (I know these are a little early but trust me, they’re amazing!)

For teen readers, if you haven’t already you should pick up a copy of John Green’s The Fault in our Stars, Daniel Handler’s Why We Broke Up and RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Sara Zarr’s How to Save a Life is out in the UK later this year but the US edition has been out a while - if you can’t wait, get yourself to Amazon! And to scare the pants off yourself… pick up Libba Bray’s absolutely creepy The Diviners.

And there are two books that have me salivating at the mouth and desperately waiting for their release… check out Kate DiCamillo, Alison McGhee and Tony Fucile’s new Bink and Gollie and David Almond’s The Boy Who swam with Piranhas (with Oliver Jeffers on hand for some great interior pics!)