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This month's glimpse into what we're reading now. Do get in touch if you - or a young person you know - would like to write a review. Arctic Star by Tom Palmer (suggestion for ages 9+) 'You do know that some men who go out...

This month, we have three very different but equally arresting books. What are your current recommended reads? Featherlight by Peter Bunzl (suggestion for ages 9+) This is a beautiful tale that evokes the stories of the real heroines like Grace Darling and Ida Lewis who risked...

National Teen Book Club is a free UK-wide virtual book club for teenagers launched by Book Clubs in Schools and educational equality charity Speakers for Schools. Schools and individual pupils can register here  National Teen Book Club aims to make reading and discussing a book more...

Jane Smiley is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist whose latest novel The Strays of Paris is hard to pin down genre-wise. An animal adventure story, it reads like a fable and is perfect for readers aged eleven and over.  Paras is a spirited young racehorse who in...

Here's our latest pick of books to escape with. For ages nine and over to 16 plus. The Humiliations of Welton Blake by Alex Wheatle (suggestion for ages 9+) This book made me laugh out loud. It follows the trials and tribulations of Welton Blake. He finally...