What kind of adventurer are you?

Take our personality quiz to find the perfect children's book to read this summer

Quiz: what kind of adventurer are you?

 Discover the perfect classic summer read for little adventurers

The curious creative

You're curious and creative, when you explore you like to be near the comfort of your own home.

We recommend: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too. Mary is pale, spoilt and quite contrary. But she is also horribly lonely. Then one day she hears about a garden in the grounds of the Manor that has been kept locked and hidden for years. And when a friendly robin helps Mary find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine...

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The dreamer who loves adventures

You're bold, brave and fearless. Friendship means the world to you, and you're not scared to dream big.

We recommend: The BFG by Roald Dahl

On a dark, silvery moonlit night, Sophie is snatched from her bed by a giant.
Luckily it is the Big Friendly Giant, the BFG, who only eats snozzcumbers and glugs frobscottle. 
But there are other giants in Giant Country. 
Fifty foot brutes who gallop far and wide every night to find human beans to eat.
Can Sophie and her friend the BFG stop them? Let's hope so - otherwise the next child a gruesome giant guzzles could be YOU.

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A spirited adventurer

You love adventures with your friends and family, and are courageous at heart. Your summer days are spent in the open air and camping under the stars.

We recommend: Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

The Walker children - also known as Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty, and Ship's Boy Roger - set sail on the Swallow and head for Wild Cat Island. There they camp under open skies, swim in clear water and go fishing for their dinner. But their days are disturbed by the Blackett sisters, the fierce Amazon pirates. The Swallows and Amazons decide to battle it out, and so begins a summer of unforgettable discoveries and incredible adventures.

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The nature lover

You're energetic and love nothing more than being outdoors . Climbing trees is second nature to you and animals are your best friends.

We recommend: The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Book is a classic story of friendship between man and beast.
Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf pack and taught the law of the jungle by lovable old Baloo the bear and Bhageera the panther. The adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi the snake-fighting mongoose, little Toomai and the elephant's secret dance, and Kotick the white seal are all part of Mowgli's extraordinary journey with his animal friends.

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The loyal and dependable explorer

You like the comfort of being close to home, but you can step up to a challenge when required. When you do, you'll realise you're a lot more adventurous than you think.

We recommend: The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

When a tornado crashes through Kansas City, Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked far away, over the rainbow, to a strange land called Oz. How will they ever get home? And what is at the end of the yellow brick road? Plucky Dorothy and Toto embark on a magical adventure to search for the Wizard of Oz and along the way encounter new friends: the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion.

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The fearless adventurer with a fondness for mischief

You're fearless, brave and a little bit mischievous. You like nothing more that travelling to new lands and looking after your friends, but above all, you NEVER want to grow up.

We recommend: Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

The Darling children are tucked up in bed when Peter Pan bursts in to their nursery. Peter and his mischievous fairy Tinker Bell entice Wendy and her brothers to fly away with them to a magical world called Neverland. There you can swim with mermaids and play all day with the Lost Boys. But you must watch out for pirates, especially Captain Hook. And how do you find Neverland? Second to the right and straight on till morning of course...

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Your friends would describe you as...




Laid back



What do you enjoy doing most in your spare time?

Playing in the garden

Reading stories

Camping outdoors

Singing at the top of my lungs with friends

Battling my arch nemesis, of course!

Using my imagination to fly to magical lands

How adventurous are you?

I like being outside, but prefer being close to home

Adventurous? I'm a born adventurer!

I love adventures as long as they're with my family

I'm happiest exploring on my own

I prefer the comfort of my own home

I love long adventures with my friends

You decide to go on an adventure. Where do you go?

A lovely garden, close to home

To make friends with some otherworldly creatures!

I'm taking to the seas!

To the forest to climb trees

Where ever my best friend suggests

To Never Never Land, so I never have to grow up

You stumbled upon a mysterious creature. What do you do?

Run away - fast!

Make friends - i'm sure they're not that scary!


I love creatures, but I'd rather avoid anything mysterious


Challenge it to a duel!

The creature points you to a secret world. What next?

Head home - I don't want to get into danger before tea time

Keep it secret and explore more

Explore it with my family at my side

Secret? I've already been, twice!

Explore, but I do want to get back home eventually

Explore, but only with some dependable friends