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MAKE SOME NOISE ABOUT BOOKS!

Welcome to our page for young people, full of ways to help you make the most of books, share the books you love with others, competitions, free downloads and ideas of what to read next.
 
So whether you’re starting a book club, sharing your favourite books with friends or you’ve got your nose stuck in a book – join the fun and make some noise about books!
 
The BOOKCLUBBING film is produced by Boom Shakalaka Productions. Thanks so much to Hartsdown Academy and its students for getting involved and for letting us film at their school.
 

YA BOOK CLUB: THIS MONTH'S PICK

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR
NICOLA YOON
Published by: Corgi Childrens

ALEXANDRA SHEPPARD, a social media professional by day and fiction writer by night, has made this month’s selection. Her debut novel OH MY GODS is published by Scholastic and out in January 2019.
 
About OH MY GODS:
 
Helen Thomas has just moved in with her chaotic family – who happen to be the Greek Gods living incognito! Between Aphrodite’s new fame as a beauty vlogger, Apollo’s push to be a world-famous DJ, and her dad Zeus distracted with his new girlfriend, how long can they keep their secret and avoid getting sent back to Mount Olympus? Trying to rein in her madcap family, keeping them secret from her friends, and still dealing with the usual drama i.e. boys and attempting to not be a total social flop at school… Helen has a bit more going on than your average teenager!
 
OH MY GODS hilariously brings ancient Greek mythology to life in a modern-day setting. A brilliant and unique debut, perfect for fans of Geek Girl and The Princess Diaries!
 
Alexandra’s selection:
The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon, is a story of love, fate and the universe wrapped in a tender romantic package. Both warmly funny and heart-wrenching, Yoon’s relatable characters will reel you in from the first page. I promise you won’t want to let go. 

View all of our previous YA Book Club picks here

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2 days ago
Claude is no ordinary dog and he's BACK in one of WBD 2019's £1 books!
Take an early PEEK INSIDE 👀 Claude Best in Show, by awesome author & illustrator @Alex_T_Smith. https://t.co/kzgqsAK81L @NielsenBook
2 days ago
Storytelling is a BIG part of our #ShareAStory campaign & we're so happy that Winnie-the-Pooh made our list of the nation’s 100 top stories to share📚
Pop to our site to read our favourite pooisms, & why not pick a Pooh book to share this #WinnieThePoohDay? https://t.co/nUATYcRMh7 https://t.co/D6y7l0SRee
3 days ago
We've got 3 copies of Our Castle By The Sea to give away, an intriguing tale of 14 year old Pet growing up in war torn England. Want to get your hands on it? Then quickly enter our competition with @chickenhsebooks, which closes today!
https://t.co/9xwImypGl7 https://t.co/FwNzA72Eh1

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