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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!
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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.
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. 

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15 hours ago
With Christmas just around the corner (yikes!) get festive stocking fillers sorted with our pick of the best books for all ages this December. Happy festive reading!
2 days ago
How well do you know your Grinch from your Scrooge? Or your Christmasaurus from your Aslan?
Download our magical Christmas book quiz. It’s perfect for bookworms, big and small. The perfect classroom activity for Christmas too 👍
3 days ago
Our Book Club pick for this month has been chosen by author @alexsheppard, who's debut novel Oh My Gods is out in Jan 2019.

She has chosen The Sun Is Also A Star, by @NicolaYoon, a story of love, fate & the universe.