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...
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.
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.
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.
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...