Your Signature Tuition summer reading essentials

Send your child’s imagination soaring with a great book from our August Signature Reading List.


As summer flutters by in a haze of sunshine (we hope!), fun days and laid-back-living, we’re back again with another sumptuous selection of our Signature Summer Reads.

What better way to help recharge those batteries and get ready for the new school year?

As ever, you’ll find a great blend of fiction, non-fiction, classics, and new releases – a little something for everyone!

Happy reading!

The Signature Team

KEY STAGE 2 (7-11)

Mutant Zombies Cursed My School Trip! Matt Brown

  • Junkyard Jack and The Horse that Talked – Adrian Edmondson

  • Mutant Zombies Cursed My School Trip – Matt Brown

  • The Graveyard – Neil Gaiman

  • Guardians of the Wild Unicorns – Lindsey Littleson

  • The Storm Keeper’s Island – Catherine Doyle

  • The Girl of Ink and Stars – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

  • No Ballet Shoes in Syria – Catherine Bruton

  • Hello Happy (non-fiction) – Stephanie Clarkson

KEY STAGE 3 (11-14)

How High The Moon by Karyn Parsons.

  • Code Name Verity – Elizabeth E. Wein

  • Watch Us Rise – Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan

  • I Am Malala (non-fiction) – Malala Yousafzai

  • Contender: The Chosen (first of a trilogy) – Taran Matharu

  • How High The Moon – Karyn Parsons

  • The Boys Who Challenged Hitler – Phillip Hoose

  • Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

KEY STAGE 4 (14-16)

  • The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas

  • The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • A Gentleman In Moscow – Amor Towles

  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

  • Life of Pi – Yann Martel

  • A Thousand Beginnings and Endings – Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (non-fiction) – Yuval Noah Harari

KEY STAGE 5 (16-18)

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

  • The Road – Cormac McCarthy

  • The Impressionist – Hari Kunzru

  • A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman

  • The God of Small Things – Arundhati Roy

  • Little Fires Everywhere – Celeste Ng

  • Behind The Scenes At The Museum – Kate Atkinson

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini

Can’t get enough? Check out other top Signature Reads here!

* Ps, we always encourage browsing titles online, just to make sure you’re happy that the book you’re about to buy is suitable for you or your child.