• Did you know that on hot days, the Eiffel Tower in Paris grows taller by up to 17cm?

• The month of July was named after Julius Caesar by Marc Anthony

• Before they were famous, some of the world’s biggest stars had summer jobs: Mick Jagger used to sell ice cream, Harry Styles worked in a bakery and Beyonce worked in her mother’s hair salon

• Mosquitoes are probably one of the most annoying things about summer - did you know they have been bothering people for around 30 million years!?

• Many people mistakenly think it’s the Earth’s orbit of the sun that creates the seasons. In fact, it’s the tilt of the Earth’s rotational axis which causes different seasons. The tilt is angled at 23.4 degrees.


• Help your kids learn with these science games and maths games

• Let these young heroes inspire you and your kids to reach for your dreams

Watch as Lord Chris Smith delivers his last speech as Chairman of the Environment Agency.

Watch this beautifully animated RSA Short where Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.

• Twenty years after it was first published, all everyone will be talking about this summer is Harry Potter. We bring you the antidote right here, with some of the best children’s literature out there (that’s not set in Hogwarts)

• Why not Discover yourself this June? Nourish your soul, find inner peace, and get inspired with our top books on spirituality in this article.


British Council Library members have exclusive access to unrivalled resources including Oneclickdigital where we have plenty of brilliant audiobooks and ebooks for children.


Make sure you watch out for our Harry Potter festival in July!

• Join us to help your child unleash the writer within this month, at the British Council Karachi Library with our event "Explore your Inner Writer with Zainab Mahmood Ahmad"

• Featuring some of the best storybooks to come out of Pakistan, this month’s Tiny Tales session is sure to expand your child’s world of imagination.

• Join Science Fuse at the Karachi Library for a Five-day interactive STEM workshop, for learning through experiments and activities.

• This June, Mark Haddon’s enthralling mystery novel is bound to keep the entire family hooked. Unravel the mystery together and join us at the British Council Karachi library for an exciting Family Book Club discussion!

• For our second storytelling session of the month, we take on one of Roald Dahl’s most exciting tales, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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