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Kids' book of the month

Amy WildOur pick for May is Amy Wild: Amazon Summer - the first action-packed adventure (aimed at 9-11-year-olds) from Helen Skelton.

Amy Wild is in trouble again - and this time, her parents decide enough is enough. Amy is going to stay out of trouble over the summer by going on a trip with batty Auntie Marg - a photographer, who travels all around the world to dangerous, exciting places. That's how Amy's ended up here: Iquitos, Peru.

The problem is, staying out of trouble just doesn't seem to happen when Amy's around.

When Auntie Marg is involved in an accident, Amy has to escape into the Amazon rainforest, with no clothes, no food, no money, and no map. She's got to face spiders, poisonous plants, legends of evil spirits – and something even more sinister. All she has is Juan, a local boy with a mysterious scar, who’s definitely hiding a secret...

Helen SkeltonHelen Skelton has worked in television and radio for over ten years. As a former Blue Peter presenter she's dined with the Queen, travelled the world and set a few world records. Helen kayaked the length of the Amazon river in 2010 for Sport Relief, and walked a tightrope between the towers of Battersea Power Station in 2011 for Comic Relief.

She was the second woman ever to complete the Namibian Ultra-Marathon, and was the first person to reach the South Pole by bicycle. Helen is now part of the team at BBC Sport, BT Sport, Countryfile and has covered events for the BBC including the Olympics, The Commonwealth Games, Boat Race and The Cheltenham races to name a few. Helen lives in Cheshire with her husband and dog Barney. 

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Amy Wild: Amazon Summer is available from all good booksellers - sadly all our free copies have now been snapped up!